Put the science of well-being into practice for the next generation.
The Greater Good Toolkit for Kids features 28 science-backed practices designed especially for preschoolers, children, and teens.
"This toolkit is perfect for parents, caregivers, teachers, and wellness practitioners committed to supporting and guiding the next generation." — Maryam Abdullah, Ph.D. Parenting Program Director at Greater Good Science Center
Inside the Greater Good Toolkit for Kids
Thoughtfully designed and brightly colored practices organized by age group and intensity. Each practice has four sections: why it is important, how to do it, why it works, and the primary research that supports it. This kit is perfect for anyone looking to cultivate compassion, gratitude, and resilience in the next generation.
Created for Kids
Written and researched in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center Parenting Program, the Toolkit is full of strategies scientifically shown to be effective in enriching relationships and nurturing a greater sense of well-being in kids. Each practice is carefully worded and curated to appeal to young and curious minds.
A New Collaboration with Greater Good Science Center
When given a chance to reunite with the team at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, we gave an enthusiastic "Heck yeah!" A shared commitment to meaningful living and our successful collaborative history in the Greater Good Toolkit made creating a toolkit tailored for kids a natural next step together.
UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center is a nonprofit that studies the science of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
The cover of each practice features one frame of a short animation that, when flipped through, shows a sun rising and setting. This is meant to illustrate that while each practice is important in its own right, it is just one part of a balanced, meaningful life.
The Greater Good Toolkit for Kids comes housed in a beautifully designed, high-quality box that will sit beautifully next to the original Greater Good Toolkit.
This kit is printed and assembled in the USA using heavy-weight, quality paper to help withstand rough handling by little hands and a finish that repels fingerprints.
A Special Thanks
A special thanks to all the researchers whose findings were featured in this toolkit. Here is a short list of those whose work was featured in the Greater Good Toolkit:
Aaliah Elnasseh, Adam M. Grant, Alison M. O'Connor, Allison T. Scott, Amy G. Halberstadt, Andrea M. Hussong, Andrei Cimpian, Andrew Huo, Angela D. Evans, Angela L. Duckworth, Anthony C. Holter, Ashley V. Whillans, Belinda Campos, Bert Powell, Bob Marvin, Brandon J. Griffin, Brian C. Healy Ph.D., Brian J. Compton, Carol S. Dweck, Caroline R. Lavelock, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, Casey Knutson, Catherine Schaefer, Christina M. DuBois B.A., Christina N. Armenta, Christopher M. Celano M.D., Dominic Abrams, Don E. Davis, Eli Tsukayama, Elizabeth P. Shulman, Elizabeth W. Dunn, Ellen Andrews, Emily Foster-Hanson, Emily O. Prager, Erica Redler, Ethan Kross, Evan P. Apfelbaum, Eve M. Adams, Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Felix Warneken, Gail D. Heyman, Gillian M. Sandstrom, Gina M. Biegel, Glen Cooper, Guy Itzchakov, Haiying Mao, Hannah F. Rasmussen, Hannah K. Hecht, Harriet Over, Hillary A. Langley, Hong Li, Ioanna Kapantai, Irina Mokrova, Jared Vasil, Jeanette A. Knutson, Jeff C. Huffman M.D., Jennifer L. Coffman, Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Jerreed Ivanich, Jessica L. Borelli, Jiaxin Zheng, Joan E. Grusec, Jodi A. Quas, John Rieser, John W. Denninger M.D., Ph.D., Joseph Pelletier, Joshua N. Hook, Julia K. Boehm Ph.D., Julie Van de Vyver, Kang Lee, Karen, Caplovitz Barrett, Kelli L. Dickerson, Kendall Cotton Bronk, Kennon M. Sheldon, Kent T. Hoffman, Kristin Pauker, Lara B. Aknin, Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, Lauren Spinner, Leslie Echols, Li Zhao, Lisa C. Walsh, Liu Xingchen, Liyang Sai, Louisa Pavey, Lulu Chen, Malinda Carpenter, Margaret L. Kerr, Marissa B. Drell, Marjorie Rhodes, Matthew J. Bundick, Megan M. Fritz, Michael I. Norton, Michael Tomasello, Michael Waldo, Michelle Edwards, Netta Weinstein, Nicole E. Larsen, O. D. Hadfield, Pamela M. Cole, Patricia A. Ganea, Patricia A. Smiley, Paul Sparks, Philip R. Costanzo, Rachel A. Leshin, Rachel C. Garthe, Rachel E. White, Richard M. Ryan, Richard P. Fitzgibbons, Robert D. Enright, M.D., Robert S. Marvin, Sara L. Beck, Shazza Y. Ali, Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D., Stephanie M. Carlson, Steven M. Brunwasser, Thomas Baskin, Tobias Greitemeyer, Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D., Victoria Young, Vikram K. Jaswal, Wen Qin, William A. Rothenberg, William Damon, Yi Zheng.
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