Happiness derived from tasks that help others, like raising money for a charity, could be better for teen mental health than happiness derived from selfish activities, like eating chocolate or listening to music. Empirical psychological studies have indicated that, over time, eudaimoniac activities tend to be beneficial to mental health while hedonic activities can be harmful to it.
The mother of a child with cerebral palsy created a system that could improve the lives of children suffering from motor impairments around the world. The “Upsee” goes on sale April 7 and consists of three parts – a harness for the child; a belt for the adult, to which the harness gets attached; and special sandals, which allow the parent and child to step simultaneously, freeing their hands and creating a much more stable, varied and stimulating walking experience.
Let’s see which are the most meaningful gifts you could offer your child, more important than expensive toys and holidays.
Kids naturally embrace their innate creativity. Now you can help fund a design idea that will let them build, mix & match their own Lego-like furniture.
James K. Flanagan wrote this letter to his five grandchildren just months before he died. “My wise and thoughtful daughter Rachel urged me to write down some advice for you, the important things that I have learned about life…
A true balance of challenge and support as my father provided me can go a long way. I am certainly grateful for my father’s lesson in self-reliance today.
I trust the Earth to know how to heal and teach us to heal. I trust myself a bit more now, knowing my process is as magnificent and profound as Hers. And knowing that the spark of evolution lives in the challenging fierceness as well as in the loving embrace of an innocent child.
More than ever our world needs a new generation of youthful and caring people capable of comprehending the problems we face, while maintaining the clarity of mind and compassion needed to seek and find creative solutions to this morass. For this, our youth need to be healthy, energetic, and free from the myriad traps that our society offers today. Leadership for our youth is needed now more than ever, but the wisdom of older generations is rarely coveted as tool for development for the youth. To right this in some degree, here is a comprehensive list of conformity traps for today’s youth, to help them more easily identify some of pitfalls that lie between them and true success and happiness on their journey to maturity.
Lately there seem to be many parents yelling about how much they hate our current generation of entitled children or young adults who can’t function on their own and don’t take responsibility for their actions.
Dr. Sherri Singer’s article from our parenting magazine last week, Why Failure Is Not Always A Bad Thing For Kids, addresses the very important topic of learning and striving for success (meaning, whatever you want to accomplish) and to keep going at it rather than giving up in the process. Dr. Singer’s article has a […]
Is your preteen or teenage daughter involved in sports? Does she play on a school or club team? Then you’re probably familiar with some of the benefits that sports involvement offer her. Teenage girls who are involved in sports are more likely to have good grades in school, a healthy self-esteem, a higher level of […]
We are on the brink of much change on the planet, and it seems that the level of chaos is high right now. Here in the U.S. the federal government is partially shut down at the moment (due to Congress’ inability to agree on the budget and the projection that the U.S. Treasury will run […]
With auto accidents one of the leading causes of death among teenagers, it only makes sense for parents to do everything they can to encourage safe driving. Fortunately, there are some ways to talk to your teenagers about practicing safe driving.
When you’re parenting teenage girls (or, for that matter, teenage boys) your goal or aim as a parent is to exercise your parental influence, not necessarily control. Trying to control your teenager, even if she isn’t particularly strong-willed, will not work and isn’t healthy for her, either. The topic of parental influence vs. control is […]