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Raising Happiness
10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents
Written by Christine Carter

Raising Happiness
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Category: Family & Relationships - Parenting; Self Help - Happiness; Family & Relationships
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: February 2010
Price: $24.00
Can. Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-51561-2 (0-345-51561-7)
Pages: 256
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.



 
In her new book, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, argues that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on psychology, sociology, and neuroscience, as well as her own experiences as a mother, Carter demonstrates how parents and educators can interact with children to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond.

"Raising Happiness is an elegant, funny, and rigorous handbook for the humbling task of raising joyful children. Brimming with brilliantly distilled science, poignant stories from her family, and what parents so urgently seek—clear, practical, and informed guidance—it is an encyclopedia of wisdom for raising children in today's multitasking, multimedia world. Christine Carter offers thoughtful approaches to raising more grateful, playful, mindful children and she provides practical tips for how to handle the conflicts of siblings, the challenges of the new media, and countering the pressures of perfectionism and materialism. In reading this engaging book, you are very likely to find yourself a bit happier as well." —Dacher Keltner, author Born To Be Good: The Science of A Meaningful Life, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary research center that “translates” the study of happiness, compassion, and altruism for the public. A regular on ABC’s View from the Bay talk show, Carter has been profiled in a San Francisco Chronicle Magazine cover story and quoted in dozens of national online and print publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, American Baby, and Parenting. The mother of two young girls, she lives near San Francisco.





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