Parenting & Schools
Happiness Exercises
What Am I Doing, and Why?
By Orin Davis  
July 27, 2016 – 10:54 pm | 2 Comments
Where does climbing the ladder take you?

What do we want in the near-term?

In the long term?

What are our goals in our work, recreational, relational, and personal lives?

Never Split the Difference! (Watermark Event with Chris Voss)
By Editor S.M.  
July 21, 2016 – 4:30 pm | One Comment

What should you write in an email if you want a response within minutes?

Why is it a good strategy to get your negotiation counterpart to say “No”?

Parents as Partners in Education
By Andrea Frank  
July 14, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment
Parents involved in maker ed

There is good news on the horizon for parents! The top-down trend characteristic of decades of parent education programs and educational institutions is showing signs of shifting. Experts are exploring the value of involving parents and children in co-creating curricula to meet their academic and household needs.

Are There Items on Today’s To-Do List that Bring You Joy? (#CPPA2016)
By Kathryn Britton  
July 11, 2016 – 8:32 am | 5 Comments
To do list including play!

Barbara Fredrickson opened the first full day of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference with the question, “Why is it important to prioritize positivity?” Then she proceeded to answer her question, extending the messages she has conveyed in past conferences with some very pragmatic reflections on putting research findings into daily practice.

Strengths-based Parenting (#CPPA2016)
By Kathryn Britton  
June 30, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment
Lea Waters headshot

In the first of a series of articles about the keynote addresses at the June Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference, find out about Dr. Lea Waters, who decided to work on introducing positive psychology into an institution with a very broad reach: the family.

What Can Be Done to Increase Well-being at Work?
By Sarah Tottle  
June 23, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
Just stand up to see everyone around

Organizations that understand that different personalities and behavioral traits offer variety and diversity in their working environment are better placed to harness the key skills of each member of their workplace. They are also more effective in avoiding and managing unhealthy levels of stress.

Character Strengths Matter is one year old today
By Kathryn Britton  
June 7, 2016 – 2:22 pm | 3 Comments

Celebrating the birthday of the 3rd book in the PPND series and announcing the new page of consolidated references.

Big Vision Drives Big Action
By Elaine O'Brien  
June 5, 2016 – 1:52 pm | 8 Comments
Kunal, Elaine, and Johannes Eichstaedt at the  Power of Collaboration congress at the UN, Spring 2016

The United Nations has 17 sustainable development goals that create a broad vision of a positive future. In service of these goals, Kunal Sood intends to have a positive effect on the lives of a billion people by combining technology and entrepreneurship. Whether or not you think as big as Kunal does, there are things you can do on a daily basis to move us toward a positive future.

Action for Happiness: 5th Anniversary – Past, Present, Future
By Bridget Grenville-Cleave  
May 16, 2016 – 9:41 am | 11 Comments
Martin Seligman ©2016 Action for Happiness, with permission

A sneak preview of Martin Seligman’s forthcoming book on prospection, Homo Prospectus, why Learned Helplessness is all wrong, and a new angle for positive psychology.

When Gratitude Does Not Lead to Well-being
By Homaira Kabir  
May 10, 2016 – 1:02 pm | 2 Comments
Angry child

There was my lesson. What my child needed was my attunement to help her make sense of her emotions. By shushing them down with a glassful of gratitude, I was simply shirking my responsibility.