Authors

Christine Carter

 

Christine Carter, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (Ballantine Books, 2015) and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (Random House, 2010). A former director of the GGSC, she served for many years as author of its parenting blog, Raising Happiness.

 
 
  

Stories by Christine Carter

Articles: Three Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Sex

By Christine Carter | March 22, 2017

Times have changed, and so has the sex talk.

 

Articles: How to Only Do Things You Actually Want to Do

By Christine Carter | November 29, 2016

Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.

 

Articles: Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

By Christine Carter | October 12, 2016

Is your teen sleep-deprived? Stop arguing and start listening, says Christine Carter.

 

Articles: How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

By Christine Carter | September 19, 2016

Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.

 

Articles: Grit Needs Passion, Not Fear

By Christine Carter | August 30, 2016

Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?

 

Articles: Why It Doesn’t Pay to be a People-Pleaser

By Christine Carter | August 9, 2016

Christine Carter always tried to meet other people’s expectations—until she realized how out of sync with her own wants and needs she’d become.

 

Articles: Feeling Entitled to a Little Gratitude This Mother’s Day?

By Christine Carter | May 3, 2016

Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.

 

Articles: How—and Why—to Take Your Life Back from Email

By Christine Carter | April 6, 2016

Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.

 

Articles: You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance

By Christine Carter | March 15, 2016

Instead of struggling to balance responsibilities, we need to aim for finding our flow.

 

Articles: Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less Busy

By Christine Carter | March 9, 2016

Christine Carter shares her tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.

 

Articles: Why Working Longer Won’t Make You More Productive

By Christine Carter | February 3, 2016

Christine Carter calls for a new conception of the “ideal worker"—one that doesn't involve working long hours.

 

Articles: Five Steps to End Your Email Addiction

By Christine Carter | December 8, 2015

Christine Carter explains how to get out of your inbox and feel more relaxed and productive.

 

Articles: Five Research-Based Ways to Say No

By Christine Carter | November 25, 2015

It's easy to feel overtaxed at the end of the year. Christine Carter explains how to set some boundaries (nicely).

 

Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective Apology

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2015

"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.

 

Articles: 32 Tips for My Daughter Before She Leaves Home

By Christine Carter | September 1, 2015

Here are the things Christine Carter hopes her little girl has learned before she goes out into the world.

 

Articles: How to Get Your Kid to Talk about What Happened at School

By Christine Carter | August 19, 2015

Our kids' lives are not our lives. Once you recognize that fact, says Christine Carter, you can start the conversation.

 

Articles: Three Tricks to Help Find Your Sweet Spot

By Christine Carter | July 23, 2015

Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.

 

Articles: Please Stop Interrupting Me!

By Christine Carter | June 24, 2015

Why interruptions make us irritable, anxious, and unproductive.

 

Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer Vacation

By Christine Carter | June 16, 2015

Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.

 

Articles: Three Tricky Ways to Cultivate Courage

By Christine Carter | May 21, 2015

Fear holding you back? Here are Christine Carter's favorite tactics for building bravery.

 

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