How the adolescents learn, from parental instruction and example and interaction, how to manage anger growing up has a formative affect on how they manage anger in caring relationships when they become adults.
Kindness in words creates confidence." Lao Tzu. Tomorrow is random kindness day. However, kindness should be explicitly taught every day and it should be taught systematically and purposefully consistent with the neuroscience.
Typically, when a child or teenager is behaving violently, two things are occurring in his family. First, the young person’s parents are fighting or disagreeing and, second, the family hierarchy is unbalanced.
Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault. They internalize the message they are not good enough no matter how hard they try.
Little kids express sexual curiosity and interest during their earliest activities and in social play. Parents are in a pivotal position to support healthy and positive feelings to help their children feel positive about their sexuality and aid and create their healthy sexual self-confidence.
Are parents more prone to catch cold because they are exposed to more viruses from their children, or are they more cold-resistant. Recent research suggests that parents may have a distinct advantage in terms of their health, and here is the explanation.
The end of a long-term relationship is one of life's most painful experiences.It feels terrible to be left and almost just as bad to be the one initiating the break-up. Particularly painful is the blow that you take to your identity. You and your ex can ease the damage through "saving face." You won’t restore the break but you can restore your sense of self.
The Anti-Romantic Child is a spectacular story aimed at parents to be sure, yet I could see so clearly as I lost myself in those pages, how powerfully Priscilla Gilman's messages would resonate with educators, therapists, and medical professionals.
I invited Priscilla to chat with me as part of my series Conversations. I’m delighted she agreed to an interview.
Kathleen Sebalius, Secretary of Health & Human Services says, "...we are still a country that frequently confines conversations about mental health to the far edges of our discourse...This is a culture we all contribute to. And it's one that all of us ... need to help change if we want to reduce to reduce the tragic burden of untreated mental health conditions."
Most parents want to stop yelling, but just can't stop themselves when they get triggered. But yelling is a choice — one that trains kids to not to "listen" until we yell, and to yell back. These ten steps show you how to "emotion coach" yourself to stop yelling, start connecting, and raise a child who "listens" the first time you ask.
If we are to believe popular portrayals of twenty-somethings, they’re checking hookup apps rather than their mailboxes for Valentine cards. If so, my research suggests that the turn to casual sex, for young women at least, is not because they’re masters of their own destiny but because they face a new taboo. It’s not about sex or money or power. It's about relationships.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or the Día del amor y la Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship)—as do many Latin Americans—February 14th offers a perfect opportunity to show affection for close friends, who add so much to our lives.
There’s lots of angst these days about the state of the squishy sciences. What does it mean when different studies produce conflicting findings? What if one point of view has more emotion and more resources behind it? What can journalists do to write more accurate stories?
Consider being more expansive this Valentine’s Day. Ask yourself who and what do you love and both celebrate and share that love as you wish. After all, more love is better than less love and the more loving we are the better world we'll have to enjoy.
"I went from fear of facing my mother’s wrath, to fear of facing a spouse’s wrath, to fear of facing boyfriend-employer-friend-sister-everyone-in-the-world’s wrath. My dread of conflict was so deep that I’d lie about any situation if it kept the peace."