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Cultivating well-being in childhood
John-Tyler Binfet Ph.D.
On-campus therapy dog stress-reduction programs and other approaches can help college students adjust to campus life.
High school students have a lot to say about how to foster kindness in school and their insights can inform how teachers and school administrators think about kindness.
Can't access on-campus therapy dog sessions? Virtual canine comfort can support students' stress reduction and well-being.
Always kind to the same people? Add unknown or unfamiliar others to your kindness recipient list.
Struggling to muster the courage to face the day? Let this example of a three-legged street dog inspire you to put your best foot forward.
Want to be kind to others? Consider doing it quietly.
Being a college student can be stressful. Asking students to be kind as part of their coursework can bolster their well-being.
Therapy dogs within a police detachment? New research explores the role of therapy dogs in reducing occupational stress.
Interacting with therapy dogs through touch reduces stress.
Children can practice social-emotional skills with a therapy dog and then extend their practice in their broader community.
Meeting a new dog can boost your child's confidence and social skills. A few simple steps optimize the interaction.
Want to improve your mental health? Consider doing 3-to-5 kind acts each week.
John-Tyler Binfet, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.