Maryse Karam

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7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

Parenting

A piano class for 32,000 students began today

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—Pianist Jonathan Biss expected an audience of 1,000 students for an online course he is teaching this semester on Beethoven’s sonatas.<p>By the time the course went live this morning, 32,000 people from across the world had signed up for the five-week class. The class is a …

Coursera

Research Says Screen Time Can Be Good For Your Kids

Screen time is not all bad for your kids. They can learn a ton from video games. And when parents and children are watching or playing together, kids are internalizing important social skills. Being intentional about the messages you send to your kids about media is a missing link in most parenting …

Greek civil servants march to protest cuts

About 1,500 civil servants have marched in Athens, police said, to protest job layoffs and transfers that are part of an overhaul of the public sector demanded by Greece's creditors.<p>"No layoffs, no transfers," "All together in the battle against layoffs," read banners carried by protesters, mostly …