A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.
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All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
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.
According to a recent study, training teens in a "growth mindset" can reduce their stress and improve their grades.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.
A new study finds that focusing on the group as a teen predicts better health as an adult.
Discussing the new film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s timeless poems with students can help reveal the science of a meaningful life.
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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