Christine Carter, PhD
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the Director of Greater Good Parents and the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. In 2010 she received an award from the Council on Contemporary Families for her outstanding science-based reporting on family issues.
After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, Dr. Carter worked in marketing management and school administration, going on to receive her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley. Her first book, The Other Side of Silence, is one of the most frequently stolen books out of university libraries. Dr. Carter has been quoted in Working Mother, American Baby and Parenting magazines, the Boston Globe, the New York Times and dozens of other publications. Her blog is syndicated on Psychology Today, the Huffington Post and other websites. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Rachel Ray Morning Show, and NPR, and is a regular on ABC’s View from the Bay. Carter loves to speak to parents, grandparents, and teachers; she has been a key-note speaker at Harvard and numerous other schools and professional groups.
She has two children and lives with her family near San Francisco.