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Emotional Development

Positive Impact of School Counselors on Our Students

Shari Medini | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

I am glad to be seeing a shift within the school system that values the emotional and social development of children, and therefore, values the school counselors that are there to support that development.

A Thank-You to the College Athletes Who Welcomed My Son

Michael Plansky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Michael Plansky

Like every new dad, as I held my newborn son, I dreamed of teaching him to play catch, shoot a basketball, and ride his first bicycle. But Max was different. A premature twin, I couldn't hold him for months, and when I did, he fit in my two hands. A few months later, I found out Max had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Are Mothers Unconsciously Contributing To Gender Stereotypes?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

We know that women are socialized to be more emotionally expressive than men, but it turns out mothers play a particular role in enforcing this gender...

How Well Do We Know Our Children?

Nina Darnton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Nina Darnton

By paying as much attention to emotional development as we do to intellectual growth, parents and educators might be able to ease the difficult passage to adulthood as well as stop some tragedies before they begin.

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 2

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

If our child cries more than we sense is warranted by a current experience (be this a physical tumble or an emotional hurt), it could be that some stored-up feelings are finding release.

Autism Conference in Washington Highlights Hope

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 20...

I'm a Mom Who Loves the iPad Bouncy Seat. Let's Make It Even Better!

Andrea Bonior | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Let's face it-- we live in a technological world, and babies need to be prepared for this from Day One. What happens if your child starts preschool and he or she is behind because they have not yet developed crucial electronic life skills, like touching a screen at exactly the right angle?

How to Support Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

There's so much talk about emotional intelligence these days, in fact, I just read an article in The New York Times about teaching it in schools. It made me wonder how aware we are, as parents, of the everyday interactions with our children that teach emotional awareness.

How Can We Help Children Bounce Back?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Our task, as parents, is to recognize these common injuries and provide some healing of a child's discouragement and anger. Often, a simple acknowledgment of her disappointment or frustration is all that is necessary.

What Science Can Teach Us About Being Better Parents -- And What It Can't

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

As parents, there is much that we can -- and should -- learn from contemporary research. But among the many secrets of happy families, there are still some that are simple and timeless.

My Experience With John of God

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video, I tell the story of how this miracle man guided my spiritual awakening, reorganized my plans and changed my life forever.

Midlife Changes Everything!

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Sadly, I find far too many men and women who are damaged or destroyed while trying to negotiate this sometimes difficult life transition. Too often this time is spent feeling alone, confused, misunderstood, and marginalized, when it should be celebrated as a time to come into your own power.

More Than Just Language

Rahil Briggs, Psy.D. | Posted 04.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Rahil Briggs, Psy.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoAn opportunity still exists to further explore this treasure trove of information, and mining this information will reveal the birth of healthy social emotional development, which many would argue is even more formative and foundational than language.

Click! This Is Your One-Frame-at-a-Time Moment

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

There is no feeling we can ever have that will bring greater satisfaction than that of wholeness, because it is simply the effect of completely and unconditionally loving ourselves and our life, just the way we are, and the way it is, with no "yeah buts" attached.

Letting Go And New Beginnings

Jim Selman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

The reason letting go can be difficult is that we actually believe that our story is true in the sense that it accurately describes what happened or what caused the present to be the way it is.

Memories of a Child Refugee

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.02.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

In the past few years, clinical psychologists have been exploring the possibility of using a cognitive deficit as a therapeutic tool for treating people -- including refugee children -- who are at high risk for depression.

Being, a Coach in Process

Christine Sachs | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

I have come to realize that if real change is going to happen -- if I want real happiness and fulfillment in my life -- I must let go of this familiar, known, comfortable way of being. I must let go of all the things I "know" I can and cannot do.

The Great Pretender, Pretending I'm Doing Well

Nikki Luongo | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

We all have expectations, some realistic, some not so -- goals that we set for ourselves that we want to accomplish, despite life's little slip-ups a...

Do You Have Needs or NEEDS!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Just as your basic physical needs (e.g., food, water, shelter) must be met to ensure your physical survival and growth, another set of needs must also be satisfied to guarantee your psychological and emotional survival and growth.