The Fourth Humor Habit (Part II): Create Your Own Spontaneous Verbal Humor

[Note: If you’re new to this series of article on improving your sense of humor, also read the previous articles under “Senior Humor Training” before following these guidelines for improving your sense of humor.] Last week’s article offered guidelines for becoming a better joke teller.  This is an important skill to learn, but I am […]

Build Your Child’s Verbal Humor Skills Using Riddles

[Adapted from P. McGhee, Stumble Bees and Pelephones: How to Develop a Powerful Verbal Sense of Humor (children’s edition).  See “Books by Paul McGhee” to order.] An earlier article at this website noted that children become intellectually capable of understanding the double meanings that form the basis for most riddles at six or seven years […]

Humor Facilitates Children’s Social & Emotional Development

Why did Mr. Timmons wear a seat belt while eating his dinner?  Because he was on a ________ diet.  (Answer is given at end of article.) [Adapted from P. McGhee, Understanding and Promoting the Development of Children’s Humor.  See “Books by Dr. McGhee” to order.] The previous article on children’s humor discussed the important benefits […]