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Friends’ School, Boulder Hosts Event Featuring Parenting Author Dr. Christine Carter as Part of Its 25th Anniversary Gratitude Project


Year-long Gratitude Project is School-wide Effort, Focusing on the Positive Power of Gratitude

Friends’ School is also partnering with Dr. Jeff Froh of Hofstra University on Long Island in NY and Dr. Giacomo Bono of California State University on a research study of the impact that its Gratitude Project will have on school culture. Friends’ School is collaborating with them on a curriculum for elementary students, for use at other schools.


Friends’ School, Boulder, founded in 1987 by a small group of dedicated parents who shared a common vision for a different kind of school where the whole child is celebrated. For 25 years, the people of Friends' School have shared a goal of helping to raise children to be well educated, to be kind and compassionate and connected to their community. Please visit to learn more.


Friends’ School, Boulder, is bringing renowned parenting author Dr. Christine Carter to Colorado to speak on parenting: Raising Happiness: Gratitude, Attitude and Resilience. This is part of the school’s 25th Anniversary year-long gratitude project. Gratitude is a core value of Friends’ School. The Gratitude Project is a year-long, multi-faceted endeavor that spans the school’s community and curriculum. The Gratitude Project is a school-wide focus on the positive power of gratitude. Friends’ is teaching, experiencing and sharing gratitude, weaving the art of being grateful into the school.

Details are at:


Thursday, October 18th, 2012

7:00 PM - Open-to-the-public session followed by book signing


Unity Church, 2855 Folsom Street, Boulder, CO 80304


To honor Friends’ School’s 25th Anniversary, The Christine Carter speaking event is part of the school’s quest to seek a greater understanding of why gratitude leads to happier kids, families and schools.


Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, an interdisciplinary research unit dedicated to the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being. Best known for her science-based parenting advice, Dr. Carter follows the scientific literature to understand ways to teach children skills for happiness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. She is also the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents and she teaches parenting classes to a global audience online.

Dr. Carter also writes a science-based tips blog for parents, fostering well-being in children. Her parent-to-parent tone and humorous, tell-all approach make scientific research accessible and fun for parents and teachers. In 2010 she received an award from the Council on Contemporary Families for her outstanding science-based reporting on family issues. More information can be found at:


RSVP and registration for event:

Interview opportunities available with Dr. Carter as well as Steve de Beer, Friends’ Head of School, 303-499-1999 x226 (school) or 720-244-3789 (cell),

For Friends’ School, Boulder
Susan Lewis, 303-804-0494

Source: Friends’ School, Boulder