Moral tales with positive outcomes motivate kids to be honest

A moral story that praises a character’s honesty is more effective at getting young children to tell the truth than a story that emphasizes the negative repercussions of lying, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.   The findings suggest that stories such as “The Boy Who [...]

How I Strengthened My Bond With My Child

When my son was two, something stole away his mommy. When I was able to return, I discovered a boy who fiercely loved me -- his mother -- but who also harbored a deep anger about my absence. Strengthening our relationship was vitally important for both of our emotional health, but the process involved some [...]