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Half Full Kids

Special Guest: Christine Carter, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Greater Good Science Center

Description: Are you a glass half full or glass half empty kind of person?  What about your kids?  This show will be an uplifting, compassionate, forgiving and plain out happy show about optimism and how it affects our lives and the lives of those around us.

Duration: 49:07

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Show Index:
01:55 Intro: Are You Half Full?
03:32 Describe Half Full.
07:23 How to Get Happy
11:15 Teach Gratitude
25:27 Christine's Blogversations
29:14 Listener: Belly Laugh Day
36:38 Perfectionism is a Disease
40:16 Underschedule & Be Happy
44:53 Closing Comments
46:22 Closing Track: Rocket

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About Christine Carter, Ph.D.  

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She studies the sociology of happiness in children. Carter received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. The author of The Other Side of Silence, she has also worked as an innovation consultant for Fortune 500 companies. She lives outside San Francisco with her family.

About Half Full: Science For Raising Happy Kids

This blog is about science-based parenting advice. I'm a sociologist and the executive director of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and since I'm reading all the research related to raising happy children anyway, I thought we might as well make it USEABLE to parents. We hope this is a valuable counterpoint to some of the more opinion-based parenting advice platforms that are out there, especially because sorting out fact from fiction can be confusing when it comes to parenting.

That said, this blog is also about me and my children. It represents the intersection of my brain and my heart: my intellectual training in the social sciences and my very real, sometimes raw, experiences as a mother. Visit Half Full Blog.



Definition of Altrusim


The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.



Favorite Half Full Blogversations

Let Your Kids Fail

How Not to Raise an Ungrateful Brat

How to Get the Most Out of Family Dinners

Achievement Doesn't Matter

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Favorite Half Full Blog Posts

Perfectionism is a Disease

The Benefits of Optimism

Forgive and…Feel Happier

Happiness is Being Socially Connected

Happiness Habits How-to (4 Parts)

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