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Controlling Emotions

How Being a Stepmom Makes Me a Better Parent

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Noticing how differently I was behaving with my stepchildren was a giant wake-up call. I needed to be more supportive of Molly and Fiona without being intrusive, to make requests without being so bossy.

Why Not To Say 'Don't Be Upset'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Your 5-year-old is playing with a toy. Your 1-year-old takes it. Your 5-year-old, surrounded by a minimum of 47 other toys, begins to shriek. You say, "Don't be angry, he's a baby. Take this other toy."

6 Tips For Holding It Together

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

To avoid the burn of acting out during an emotional upsurge, take a few simple steps to calm your heightened spirit and quiet your uneasy mind. When the moment has passed, you'll be grateful you were able to be the master of your emotions.

Can People Choose Their Emotions Like Spock?

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.21.2013 | Science
Troy Campbell

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Spock claims he can choose whether or not to feel an emotion. Can humans chose how to feel or is this simply a Vulcan thing? The answer is that people can often act in a Vulcan manner and choose their feelings.

Are You An Emotional Clinger?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When you are not loving and valuing yourself, you do not have love to share with your partner. You are constantly trying to get love rather than share love.

Why Some People Learn From Bad Experiences Better Than Others

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Why do only some people succeed at learning from their bad experiences, while others fail? It turns out that some of us may have a more adaptive style of self-reflection than others.