Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., has a background in social and developmental psychology and has experience with prevention and promotion programs for youth and families. His expertise is in positive youth development with an emphasis on prosocial behavior and relationships.
Together with Jeffrey Froh, Psy.D., Giacomo is working on research funded by the John Templeton Foundation to examine the measurement of gratitude in children and teens, developmental factors of gratitude, and intervention strategies and applications for promoting gratitude in youth. They are co-authors of the forthcoming book Making Grateful Kids: A Scientific Approach to Helping Youth Thrive, to be published by Templeton Press in the fall of 2013.
This blog is based on the Making Grateful Kids book (coming fall 2013). Using research in positive psychology and on gratitude, Froh and Bono provide a practical view of gratitude as a life skill and give parents, teachers, pastors, or anyone who works with youth ideas and strategies for boosting gratitude in children and adolescents. When kids and young adults practice gratefulness for the good things and people in their lives good things happen. People can come together in special ways to make the world better.