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Articles: What You Can Learn from PolyamoryBy Elisabeth Sheff | February 13, 2017
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
Articles: Our Best Parenting Articles of 2016By Greater Good Editors | December 19, 2016
Here are the year's most acclaimed, popular, or helpful articles on parenting and child development from Greater Good.
Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016
We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.
Articles: Changing Diapers as ForeplayBy Erica Reischer | October 18, 2016
Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.
Articles: Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More SleepBy Christine Carter | October 12, 2016
Is your teen sleep-deprived? Stop arguing and start listening, says Christine Carter.
Articles: How Can We Liberate Parents from Guilt?By Diana Divecha | September 30, 2016
Two new books take aim at movements that pressure and shame parents for how they raise their kids.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
Articles: The Trouble with GrandparentsBy James Kirby | September 6, 2016
Kids and families benefit from having grandparents around. Here are some tips for keeping them involved without the stress.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.
Articles: The Benefits of Feeling AweBy Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016
We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.
Articles: Ten Changes New Parents FaceBy Diana Divecha | May 4, 2016
Diana Divecha describes how your mind, body, and life will change with the arrival of a baby.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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