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Impulse Control

A Simple Exercise That May Help Children Become More Successful Adults

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.31.2016 | OWN

For as much as we tend to focus on children's academic performance and expanding their intellect, there's an important factor of success that isn't me...

Why I'm Vowing Not To Make Any Resolutions For 2016

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.02.2017 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

This year, instead of making my usual list (mental or written) of New Year's Resolutions, I am writing my New Year's Non-Resolutions. I am sharing them here as a public service, because I believe we all need to be freed from the shackles of these silly resolutions.

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.

How the Remote Can Teach Your Child Self-Control

Yvonne Gustafson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Yvonne Gustafson

To be successful with their day-to-day interactions with one another, kids need to be able to regulate their bodies. Using the remote as an analogy for body regulation is a perfect match for the concrete thinking skills of young minds.

Intuition vs. Impulse

Zach Dean | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

We fall into patterns of decision making. Emotional decisions lead to more emotional decisions and logical decisions lead to more logical decisions... We have to work to make the intuitive decision. That is until intuitive decision making becomes a habit.

What Really Drives Success: Lessons For Tiger Mom

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

What research tells us is that it is the children who learn throughout their lives to set goals and to be held accountable for achieving those goals who thrive.

How Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Eyebrows (or at Least Mine)

Arlene Schindler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Arlene Schindler

My first experiences began somewhere around age 13. I picked on myself when I felt picked on at school or home and late at night when studying for tests because I didn't know the answers or when I worried over upcoming tests.

The One Quality You Must Instill In Your Child

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.08.2013 | Miami

Teachers and parents: What if we told you you were only 10 minutes away from having studious, focused, well-adjusted, compassionate, and happy childre...

Reduce Behavior Problems: Teach Students to Wait

Jessica Minahan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Jessica Minahan

Some students aren't able to wait. If we don't recognize "waiting" as an underdeveloped skill in these students, we miss the opportunity to support them while they wait, prevent behavior incidents and, most important, set them up for success in school.

Never Look Insecure Again

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

You know you shouldn't do it. You know that if you keep calling and leaving messages he's going to think you are needy, or pathetic, or just plain crazy. You know that if you keep asking her if she's seen her ex-boyfriend, she's going to think you are insecure, or jealous, or even controlling.

The Number One Block to Prosperity and How to Overcome It

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

This week, news reports covered a bizarre brawl among adults belonging to two wedding parties at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. One death res...

The Key to Escaping Chaos

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

You have to wonder why it is that we tend to try to overcome chaos as opposed to escaping it altogether. Perhaps we forget that it's possible. Or maybe we mistake the signs for obstacles that need to be or could be overcome.

I'm An Impulse Buyer, And It's My Dad's Fault

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I have always been that girl that had to look at my purchases in the back of the cab on the way home. My husband doesn't thinks this impulsive behavior is the least bit cute or funny.

Please Meditate: Self Inquiry and Impulse Control (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

"Why should I question myself?" You might wonder. The answer to that question is found in the question itself. The fact that one is able to question one's self indicates that there is more to awareness than incessant thought, as many assume.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Depression (And Other Common Mental Illnesses) | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

Did you know that around 26% of the general population is living with a mental disorder? I want to discuss these disorders in detail this week, including symptomatology and underlying brain differences, diagnostic criteria, current treatments, and what the scientific literature has to say about them.

Irene In New York and Natural Disaster Rubbernecking

Todd Greene | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel
Todd Greene

If I went to New York I would be worse than a rubbernecker. I would be a tourist who is just there to gawk. I would be a Natural Disaster Rubbernecker.

Teflon Can Keep You, and Your Kids From Sticking to Their Tasks

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Dr. Walter Crinnion

While things may slide right off of teflon, it sticks quite well to us humans and may very well be a factor in causing some of us to not be able to "stick to it."

Organize Your Craving Control Self-Talk

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

There are four ways to manage cravings: with distraction, self-talk, relaxation and mindfulness. Self-talk, in my clinical experience, is the most fre...