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Childrens Emotional Health

Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

For years, I've taught a weekly psychology class to students ranging from 7 to 14-years-old. In this class, I encourage self-reflection, asking kids to identify and express what they think and feel and to consider the thoughts and feelings of others. The results are often surprising.

What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

When I was a child, my parents' fights could suck the oxygen out of a room. My mother verbally lashed my father, smashed jam jars, and made outlandish threats. Her outbursts froze me in my tracks. When my father fled to work, the garage, or the woods, I felt unprotected.

New Study Suggests Divorce Could Be Harder on Boys Than Girls

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

It's hard to understand why boys react in a more negative manner to disadvantage. There are, of course, multiple variables that could account for this. This study is consistent with earlier studies documenting boys' greater sensitivity to their environment.

How Childhood Stress Affects Future Health

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

This study is another reminder of how important it is to take our children's emotions seriously. When you know that something disturbing has happened to your child, make sure to check in and mention the experience a few different times.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 3

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

Even as we all know that there are many stumbles along the way to emotional intelligence and wisdom (the journey to developing emotional intelligence is a long and windy one), it is so helpful to get a fuller sense of what is possible and what emotional health looks like in action.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 1

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

Over the past few months I have witnessed a few of those and find myself heartened every time I ponder them. I'd like to share some of them with you in a three-part blog series.

'Why Can't You Be More Like Steven?' When Teachers Compare Siblings

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Varda Epstein

What happens when teachers compare students in the classroom? It's not something you'd ever do at home. You'd never compare your children. Out loud that is.

Mindful Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

What if we consider our role of parenting as an opportunity to not only raise happy, healthy children, but also to gain knowledge of ourselves and how we interact with the world?

6 Steps To Co-Parenting Success

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 11.17.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

Helping kids stay loyal to both parents might be the single most important thing divorcing parents can do.

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Cope With Divorce

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

Divorce creates challenges for everyone in the family. It involves loss and significant change. It can create uncertainty and stress. At times like this, there is often less emotional flexibility and more emotional reactivity.

"When Young People Are Able to Process Their Emotions They Have More Time for Learning" - Principal Sporleder

Michael Jascz | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Michael Jascz

This is a story of empowerment. This is a story of how kids in even the worst of situations can still turn their lives around, if we as the adults can make emotional safety a part of a school's culture.

How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Child

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

From the moment our children are born and the doctor takes them to be weighed, measured and bundled, their health becomes one of our very highest prio...