A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Drawing on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, Carter demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more.
A sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach, Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, Medium.com, and several other websites.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Christine’s background
- Why people think success & happiness are at odds
- Why passion is a particular form of happiness & how kids might be missing it
- Why you shouldn’t be a helicopter parent
- Helping your children make transitions and why this is so important
- How ‘struggle’ helps your children grow
- Why health & happiness are the most important things
- Teaching kids not to focus on their own happiness
- Why it’s so important for kids to contribute to their households
- The importance of having your kids sign contracts