Every parent wants his or her children to grow up and be happy, but few of us would think to advise them to make a career out of happiness. Yet Christine Carter, a sociologist at the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and author of "Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents" and the popular blog, Raising … [Read more...] about Raising Happiness: Author Christine Carter Explains Why Kids NEED Happy Parents
It’s been quite the month at the house I share with my two sons, 20 and 17. Lying, stonewalling, sexting, violence, unprotected sex - you name it, and we’ve lived through it. Oh, I don’t mean that my kids were doing that - that is what’s been on the news as we followed former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘s announcement of a love child with his long-time … [Read more...] about Bad Parents: Are We Teaching Our Kids to Misbehave?
“Mom always liked you best,” Tommy Smothers used to jokingly complain to his brother Dick on their hit 1960s TV series, “The Smothers Brothers.” It seems funny - until you realize that a lot of moms actually do prefer one child to the other. And that has lifelong ramifications. The pot was stirred recently by a Babble.com blog written by Kate Tietje, a pregnant stay-at-home … [Read more...] about Mom Loves You Best