Strength-Based Parenting

In Why Parents Need to Dial Back the Criticism, Belinda Luscombe writes about The Strength Switch, a new book by Australian psychologist Lea Waters. Waters suggests that parents make a small but...

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My Quest for Zest

I’ve taken the VIA Survey annually over the past three years, and the character strength of zest has fallen to the bottom each time. In 2014, zest was ranked at #20; in 2015 it fell to #24; and...

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Hope on the Rise!

Hope! A resounding theme at the most recent Learning and the Brain Conference: Positive, Resilient Minds: The Science of Promoting Student Grit, Gratitude, and School Success. Threaded throughout the...

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Happy Children

Mayerson Academy's Thriving Learning Communities program, along with other positive psychology efforts in education, was recently the subject of a Live Happy magazine article "Happy Schools Make...

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Intentional Day of Happiness

Today is International Day of Happiness. In American society, happiness is considered a sport—something elusive to be pursued—something to strive for and attain at some future point in time. But...

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