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Jeremy Adam Smith Five ways to encourage giving to disadvantaged public schools

As governments have slashed funding for public education, more and more school districts have turned to parents for help—and parents have responded to the call.

Case in point: In San Francisco, PTA budgets have increased by 800 percent over the past 10 years, according to an investigation I conducted with colleagues … More >

Christine Carter What to do when a pet dies

We tend to be a pet heavy household. At one point, we had two dogs and two cats; when they started passing on, we started getting pet rats, which in my opinion are the perfect pet for kids, despite their horrible PR problem (those who don’t flinch … More >

Christine Carter Comfortable with discomfort

Yesterday, I dropped my kids off at a rustic sleep-a-way camp in the high Sierras, where they will be for the next two weeks. The drop-off didn’t go very well.

When I was a kid, I begged and begged to go to sleep-a-way camp with my best friend Rory.  I did extra chores to earn … More >

Christine Carter Helping kids deal with stress

This month on the Raising Happiness blog I wrote about some scary statistics revealing the huge stress that kids are under these days. After providing all that evidence that our children are clearly suffering, I promised a follow-up post about how parents can help kids cope with school-related stress and anxiety.

Here … More >

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Should we talk to young children about race?

One of the most talked-about recent studies on how parents talk to their children about race, featured in the book “Nurture Shock,” is famous for an odd reason: the study was never completed, and no findings were published. Why? As it turns out, parents had signed up for a study about … More >

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