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New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.
A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.
A new book suggests that parents can raise healthier and happier children by providing a balance of support and freedom.
Articles: How Adults Communicate Bias to ChildrenBy Jill Suttie | January 31, 2017
A new study suggests preschoolers can "catch" prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.
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Articles: Our Best Parenting Articles of 2016By Greater Good Editors | December 19, 2016
Here are the year's most acclaimed, popular, or helpful articles on parenting and child development from Greater Good.
A new book argues that the American pursuit of happiness is leading us in the wrong direction.
Articles: How to Help Kids Learn to Love GivingBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2016
Five science-based strategies for the holidays (and the rest of the year).
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Changing Diapers as ForeplayBy Erica Reischer | October 18, 2016
Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.
Articles: Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More SleepBy Christine Carter | October 12, 2016
Is your teen sleep-deprived? Stop arguing and start listening, says Christine Carter.
Articles: How to Awaken Joy in KidsBy James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.
Three new books illustrate what children really need from parents and educators.
Famed child psychologist Alison Gopnik explains what new science reveals about the relationship between adults and children.
Articles: How Can We Liberate Parents from Guilt?By Diana Divecha | September 30, 2016
Two new books take aim at movements that pressure and shame parents for how they raise their kids.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
When kids say sorry, are they learning a lesson or just parroting empty words?
Articles: The Trouble with GrandparentsBy James Kirby | September 6, 2016
Kids and families benefit from having grandparents around. Here are some tips for keeping them involved without the stress.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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