This has been the year of getting happy. There's the "Happy" song (playing nonstop), The Happiness Project bestseller (promoted nonstop), and an ever-expanding army of "happy self-talk" proselytizers—both licensed therapists and self-deputized Pollyannas who've dedicated their...
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Report card season is meant as judgment day for kids, but in many cases it is the parents who come under scrutiny -- most notably by the kids themselves.
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In "Happiness Is a Choice" (Fawcett, 1991), Barry Neil Kaufman, founder of the Option Institute, tells an amazing story about a young patient named Katie, whose parents brought her to him in a last-ditch effort to give her a "decent future." She had severe disabilities and came to...
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