Why relaxing is so much work.
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What the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids.
Iben Dissing Sandahl
We need to raise new generations with the empathetic tools they need to thrive.
The way you perceive and communicate with your children is crucial to their development, resilience, and well-being.
Six ways to talk about coronavirus with your child.
Skin hunger, also known as touch deprivation, is an underrated concept that many people fail to talk about.
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable.
How come a tiny kingdom like Denmark, famous for “The Little Mermaid,” has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world and still has an explosively high divorce rate?
As parents, we spend the majority of our time and energy creating unbreakable bonds with our children as well as a stable foundation to allow them to spread their own wings.
To become the best parent on earth, you must confront your own past experiences to become present in your child’s life.
3 tips to help you regain control and create positive and lasting habits that will make your child calm and cooperative.
How seeing the good in others can help bring love and forgiveness into the world.
Children don't act out because they want to make life hard, but because they are attempting to tell us something important.
Dinner time often means power struggles between parents and children. Learn how to find a better way out.
Make a choice. Is it okay for you having relaxing moments? If so, create an atmosphere at home where it feels okay to have your guard down and do absolutely nothing.
Children need space and trust to allow them to master things by themselves, to make and solve their own problems. This creates genuine self-esteem and self-reliance.
If we fill up our children’s 'glass of loneliness,' it doesn't only bring more peace into their lives, it also gives us the satisfaction of feeling like a better parent.
Positive thinking must become a habit we practice every day, not merely when it's convenient. Reframing helps kids (and adults) cope with setbacks and look on the bright side.
Playing outside, digging for worms, planting vegetables, and essentially coming into contact with plenty of dirt and livestock are actually good things. Not just good — essential.
Talking openly to our children about sexuality leads to them learning about the beauty of their own bodies, and to love every part of themselves.
Due to the technological age we find ourselves in, it is important to remember what true connection looks like. Meeting with friends connects and commits us on a deeper level.
If we don’t start to acknowledge the necessity of human connectedness our children will lose sight of the importance of meaningful relationships.
It's almost like beneath our New Year’s promises there is something written in invisible ink. Other stories—a narrative about not being worth our own weight at all.
There are many factors creating turmoil, insecurity, and stress in our children’s lives. One is the many inputs children take in every day.
Iben Sandahl is a Danish psychotherapist who is a parenting expert, author, and speaker.