Raising Functional + Kind Kids with Catherine Newman


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There are obvious reasons why it’s a good thing to teach kids to be functional human beings. But learning how to do things and how to be helpful and kind has deeper importance, impacts relationships, and is backed by science. In Episode 239, Christine talks to Catherine Newman, author of How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn Before You’re Grown Up. Christine and Catherine talk about the connection between happiness and being a functional human being, why it matters for relationships and community, and more.

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