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Articles: Gratitude for DadBy Janice Kaplan | June 18, 2015
Inspired by the forthcoming book The Gratitude Diaries, 98 young filmmakers created "thank you" videos for their fathers. Here are the best!
The children of Christine Carter's husband have taught her to give her own kids a little more space.
Articles: Measuring Compassion in the BodyBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | March 9, 2015
What happens in Vagus… may make or break compassion.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.
Articles: What is a Good Life?By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2014
A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.
A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.
Articles: What Makes a Happy Parent?By Emily Nauman | August 19, 2014
Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.
Articles: Taking on the Myth of the Spoiled ChildBy Jill Suttie | August 14, 2014
A new book questions claims that today's kids are more spoiled and narcissistic than previous generations.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
Articles: Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You?By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2014
A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Seek Novelty and DangerBy Daniel Siegel | July 25, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Turn from Parents to PeersBy Daniel Siegel | July 23, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.
Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage BrainBy Daniel Siegel | July 22, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.
Articles: Mindful Discipline for KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 16, 2014
Psychologist Shauna Shapiro explains how parents can combine firm boundaries with loving connection.
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.
Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!
Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?
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