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Civic Activities Help Teenagers Become Successful Adults

Want to help your teenagers become successful adults? Get them involved in civic activities - voting, volunteering and activism. Although parents providing this bit of advice to teens will likely be met with groans and eye rolling, research does back it up. In a study published in the current issue of the journal Child Development, scientists [...]

Changing the World is Good for You

If you can use your strengths in the service of something greater than yourself, many psychologists will tell you that this is a key predictor of wellbeing. They refer to it as having a sense of purpose or meaning.   Recently I’ve been working with schools to push their thinking in this regard.   What [...]