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5 Simple Lessons My Children Taught Me About How to Be Happy

Kate Snowise | Posted 04.12.2016 | Parents
Kate Snowise

My training as a psychologist taught me to observe and look for trends in human behavior. I'm a mother of two boisterous boys and when I stepped back recently to observe their behavior I noticed some powerful yet simple patterns in the way they approach life.

Our Daughter's Childhood, 140 Characters at a Time

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

My husband's been after me for years to share some of the notes I took as our daughter grew up. On my first pass through them, we savored those highlights together a few evenings a week. Now that Katie's in college, I'm sharing some of them on Twitter.

5 Lessons Learned From Listening to Kids

Christine French Cully | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents
Christine French Cully

To listen -- to truly listen -- is not just to hear children. To truly listen -- to actively listen to kids -- is to be fully in the moment and to focus on finding meaning in what they are saying, or perhaps in what they are not saying. When kids speak, and we listen, it enriches our relationships, and it empowers us all

What Children Can Teach Us About Happiness

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Books on happiness are almost as popular as ones about teenage vampires in love. Yet, for those of us with small children, it's hard to find time to read an entire book (or rinse shampoo out of our hair).