Jeffrey J. Froh, Psy.D., has a background in school and community psychology and has experience as a school psychologist. His expertise is in positive youth psychology and he is co-editor of Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors (APA Press, 2012).
Together with Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., Jeff 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 (March 2014). 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.