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How To Foster The Emotional Health Of Your Child

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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?

3 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude With Your Kids

Karem Ensley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Karem Ensley

During years of teaching children of many ages, I have observed how much they benefit from learning simple ways to guide their perspectives about what it means to be happy.

10 Ways To Become The parent -- And Role Model -- Your Kids Really Need

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

While nobody expects you to be a "perfect" parent, it really isn't that complicated to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids.

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh

Amber Sabathia | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

If you find yourself getting upset or angry over a situation, always remember it could be worse and try to laugh. I find myself laughing at a range of incidents with my four children.

15 Things That Will Put A Smile On Your Face If You're Feeling Down

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 08.12.2014 | Good News

When everything seems bad, these photos will make you feel good.

What You Should Really Do If You Want Your Kids to Read This Summer

Katie Hurley | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

The truth is that you can't force your kids to read. Or you can, if you want to raise kids who hate reading and avoid it at all costs. But you can inspire a love of reading.

7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Happiness isn't something students achieve through test scores, winning season and college acceptance letters. If we redefine happiness for our children and teach them that positive actions increase positive emotions, we send a message that prosocial behavior is important.

12 Kids Who Just Had The Happiest Moment Of Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

Prepare for pure, unadulterated joy.

Babies Waiting for Dad to Come Home is Adorable x 1,000,000 (VIDEO)

HooplaHa | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
HooplaHa

Babies get excited about everything -- from food to new toys -- but nothing is more exciting (or adorable) than getting to see their parents! Check o...

6 Life Lessons From Disney Movies

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

You know how a taco, burrito and enchilada all have the same ingredients, they're just laid out in different ways? Well... The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Tangled all share the same basic ingredients for storylines about good versus evil -- just played out in different ways.

4 New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Child's Life

Katie Hurley | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

I propose that this year we resolve to teach our children to focus on things that really matter. This year, let's help our children make choices that will lead to improved emotional functioning, greater happiness, and lower stress. This year, let's do it right.

Jan Cloninger: How Will You Know If You've Parented Well?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

The clearer we are about what really matters, the more we can maintain our focus in the myriad of choices we make each day, and the more we increase our chances of being happy with the young adults we have raised.

'Babies Waking Up To Music' Is All You Need Today

Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents

These little ones got the rhythm, and they can't be stopped! Next time you want to wake up your sleeping angel, maybe try playing that funky music. ...

7 Alternatives to Punishment, Option 1: You Are Not Alone

Ashley Ryan | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

As a parent, I'm sure you've had moments when you foresaw a disaster that was about to occur. And if we take a moment to think about it, we can usually foresee other recipes for disasters.

3 Simple Ways You Can Inspire Your Kids Right Now

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

The key is really stepping back and looking to see what is true for us and what's true for our children. If more of us did what we loved, I think there would be less projecting onto our kids.

Valentine's Day With Kids, French-Style

Catherine Crawford | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Catherine Crawford

You can perhaps imagine my shock two years ago when my then-6-year-old asked me if she should "make a Valentine's Day present list." At first, I was impressed -- what a sophisticated joke. Alas, no joke. "Seriously, Mommy. What are you going to get me? I mean, besides candy."

No Bullies: Kind Kids Are Most Popular

Posted 12.27.2012 | Parents

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/26/2012 06:43 PM EST on LiveScience As the holidays call for good will toward men, new r...

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!

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).

Let's Move Beyond Anti-Bullying and Become Pro-Kid

Eric D. Dawson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Eric D. Dawson

Anti-bullying regulations, zero-tolerance policies, metal detectors and police officers in schools all send the same message: young people are problems to be fixed, risks to be managed.

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.