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How Fostering Spirituality Cultivates Happier, Healthier Kids

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Copies of Lisa Miller, Ph.D.'s book, "The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life," are available for purchase. Learn how you and your children can use spirituality as insulation against the ills of addiction, trauma, and depression. To buy an e-book or hardcopy version, click on the button below and then click on Get Tickets. 

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Join ParentMap on Nov. 1 for a fascinating talk by psychologist and New York Times–bestselling author Lisa Miller, Ph.D., on her groundbreaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality and its role in building an inspired life of meaning and contribution. 

Why do kids need spirituality? Spirituality plays a significant role in child social, emotional and cognitive development. Research shows that children who have positive active relationships to spirituality are 40 percent less likely to use and abuse substances, and have 60 percent less depression than other teenagers. Overall, kids who believe in something are happier and healthier.

Miller will detail the surprising new science of innate spirituality and how to engage it in our lives and parenting to enhance grit, optimism and resilience in ourselves and in our children — as insulation against the ills of addiction, trauma, and depression.

About the speaker

Award-winning psychologist and neuroscience researcher Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is the author of the best-selling title “The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life.” Miller is a professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she founded the Spirituality Mind Body Institute.


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