Raising Happiness

Raising Happiness

Raising Happiness

Drawing on what hard science says about the factors that breed happiness in childhood and beyond, here are 10 simple principles for fostering the skills and habits that will set the stage for optimism, emotional health, and confidence for kids.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Christine Carter
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9780345515629


How To Be A Happier Parent

How To Be A Happier Parent

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell'Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this optimistic, solution-packed book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers that it's possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day. She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it's getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, How to Be a Happier Parent shows that having a family isn't just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It's about experiencing joy--real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for--along the way.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : KJ Dell'Antonia
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-08-21
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780735210486


Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting

Outlines a four-step program for decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.

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Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Author : Kim John Payne
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 235 Pages
ISBN : 9780345507983


Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Rick Hanson
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2016-03-22
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780385347334


Raising Grateful Kids In An Entitled World

Raising Grateful Kids In An Entitled World

From a Christian perspective, Welch "shares the ups and downs in her own family's journey of discovering why it's healthiest not to give their kids everything. Teaching them the difference between want and need is the first step in the right direction. With ... tips and anecdotes, she shares how to help kids become hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults"--Amazon.com.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Kristen Welch
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2016-01-26
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781496405296


Raising Real People

Raising Real People

This bestselling Australian book explores the delights, frustrations and dilemmas facing parents of adolescents. Author and clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller offers parents practical solutions to common problems adolescents face, with a refreshing emphasis on parents being there for their children, rather than on the need to adopt particular parenting skills. Fullers approach is light-hearted and supportive of parents. His awareness that adolescence is a time of enjoyment, as well as being anxiety-provoking for parents, is humorously illustrated in advice sheets around 38 typical, and some more difficult, parenting issues.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Andrew Fuller
Publisher : Aust Council for Ed Research
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : 9780864314246


Joyful Toddlers And Preschoolers

Joyful Toddlers And Preschoolers

Imagine a life where your toddler or preschooler is happy to do what you ask, and is able to move on, easily, when disappointed. • Imagine getting all of your housework done while your child plays, or happily helps alongside you. • Imagine truly enjoying your time with your child, and creating a life that feels fulfilling for both of you. “These things are possible for parents and children,” asserts author Faith Collins, even with a child who is extra sensitive, demanding, needy, belligerent, or all at the same time. Collins is a preschooler teacher, parent coach and mother, who has witnessed such transformations repeatedly over many years. Her book is a treasury that provides readers with powerful, practical and positive tools to achieve harmony and joy in their own families. Her blog and popular online classes are available at (http://joyfultoddlers.com). The unique contribution of this book is its focus on creating a mutually responsive relationship—meaning that both people respond quickly and positively to each other, even when they cannot do what the other person wants. In a warm and easygoing style, the author guides parents and caregivers in establishing and maintaining such mutually responsive relationships with their young ones, creating the basis for discipline, education, socialization and a happier life together. Helping our children to develop these skills becomes a game-changer in all parent-child dynamics. Rare and precious! Faith’s book will very likely leave you feeling, “Yes, I can do this.” —Kim John Payne, author: Simplicity Parenting. A BOOK FOR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, EDUCATORS, CAREGIVERS, AND ALL INVESTED IN THE LOVE AND GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN. A MUST FOR PUBLIC, SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Faith Collins
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2017-08-28
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781942493389


Raising Happiness

Raising Happiness

Draws on scientific findings to identify the sources of happiness in children, sharing 10 principles for fostering habits that will promote optimism, emotional health and confidence while instilling principles in delayed gratification and harmonious living.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Christine Carter
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 0345515617


The New Adolescence

The New Adolescence

Parents of teenagers need a new playbook—one that addresses the new challenges they face today. Teens are growing up in an entirely new world, and this has huge implications for our parenting. Understandably, many parents are baffled by problems that didn't exist less than a decade ago, like social media and video game obsession, sexting, and vaping. The New Adolescence is a realistic and reassuring handbook for parents. It offers road-tested, science-based solutions for raising happy, healthy, and successful teenagers. Inside, you'll find practical guidance for: • Providing the support and structure teens need (while still giving them the autonomy they seek) • Influencing and motivating teenagers • Helping kids overcome distractions that hinder their learning • Protecting them from anxiety, isolation, and depression • Fostering the real-world, face-to-face social connections they desperately need • Having effective conversations about tough subjects--including sex, drugs, and money A highly acclaimed sociologist and coach at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and the author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter melds research—including the latest findings in neuroscience, sociology, and social psychology—with her own (often hilarious) real-world experiences as the mother of four teenagers.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Christine Carter
Publisher : BenBella Books
Release : 2020-02-18
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9781948836791


The Happiest Kids In The World

The Happiest Kids In The World

Discover how Dutch parents raise The Happiest Kids in the World! Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands! Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere? Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . less!

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Rina Mae Acosta
Publisher : The Experiment
Release : 2017-04-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781615193912