Small Favors Can Yield Large Returns, Study Finds

2018-10-30T20:53:56+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Benevolence, Generosity, Uncategorized|

Many people hold the door open for strangers. But what do people give in return?   Neuroscientists at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC have found the door holder’s effort is a key factor in whether someone returns a favor or says “thank you.”   If the door holder made a high effort by [...]

Should kids pick their own punishments? Bruce Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback, and accountability.

2018-10-30T20:55:08+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Accountability, Uncategorized|


Did you know? Feeling guilty about your parenting makes you a worse parent.

2018-10-30T20:55:48+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you know? Feeling guilty about your parenting makes you a worse parent. Parents often feel guilty about their parenting. Perhaps you feel that too? Mums and dads often feel guilty about working long hours and not spending enough time with the kids, being short tempered and yelling a lot or feeling helpless when your [...]

How your parenting style affects your child’s future

2017-08-27T21:08:12+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

A research group led by NISHIMURA Kazuo (Project Professor at the Kobe University Center for Social Systems Innovation) and YAGI Tadashi (Professor at the Doshisha University Faculty of Economics) have released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a [...]

The Family Calendar

2018-03-09T01:18:22+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Keeping tabs on a single individual can be stressful during the best of times. Managing to keep up with the various activities that the average family engages in can be positively grueling. To keep from losing track of what kid has practice on what day, or which kid has a recital during that week and [...]