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Sarah Wheeler

 

Sarah Wheeler, Ph.D., is a former GGSC fellow and a practicing School Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also an adjunct professor at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute.

 
 
  

Stories by Sarah Wheeler

Articles: Can a Change in Mindset Help Teens De-stress?

By Sarah Wheeler | August 23, 2016

According to a recent study, training teens in a "growth mindset" can reduce their stress and improve their grades.

 

Articles: Does Forgiveness Make Kids Happier?

By Sarah Wheeler | May 16, 2016

A new study suggests that children are happier when they’re more forgiving toward their friends.

 

Articles: Can Living in the Moment Make You a Better Parent?

By Sarah Wheeler | March 29, 2016

According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.

 

Articles: Why Are Some Children More Giving Than Others?

By Sarah Wheeler | June 29, 2015

A new study finds the answer may lie with family income.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Kids Learn Self-Control?

By Sarah Wheeler | April 28, 2014

A new study explores how cultivating moment-to-moment awareness can help children defer gratification.

 

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