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Why Some People May Be More Likely To Become Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. ...

How To Foster The Emotional Health Of Your Child

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

What do human beings need from caregivers in the midst of emotional upsets? And what can caregivers provide that will lead to the development of a healthy emotional system?

How to Teach Kids to Make Mindful Choices -- Even When We, Parents, Aren't Around

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

It's very important for me to make sure that my son doesn't get used to me dictating and commanding what he should do. Instead, I'd rather my son develop good, mindful, thoughtful choice-making skills on his own, so he can learn to make right and wiser choices on his own.

Don't "Raise Happy Kids!"

Dr. G | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Before you decide that I am heartless and ranting, please understand that I wish happiness for my children. I just don't want them -- or me -- to see their happiness as my responsibility. It's not!

All You Need is Love

Tammy Gold | Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents
Tammy Gold

A parent's love, affection, and attention is by far the most influential tool in childhood advancement.

What Do You Feed Your Kids' Brains?

Kevin Baker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Good News
Kevin Baker

Life isn't all rosy and cheery. But we know it isn't all doom and gloom either! How about we give inspiration equal time for a change? We all might be surprised what a daily diet of goodness will do for our kids' brains.

Why A Happy Marriage Makes For Happy Kids

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

We know intuitively that how happy we are -- in a relationship or otherwise -- affects our children.

Optimistic Thinking Keeps Teens Healthier

MedPage Today | Michael Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Teenagers who look on the bright side of life appear less likely to suffer depression, Australian researchers reported. In a longitudinal study of mo...