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20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

Rough Day for Your Teen? Give Him a Smooth Finish with Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.

Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.

Embracing Your Plus Size

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Linda Lauren

After my purchase of the iPhone 6 Plus, I began to realize that I was fumbling a lot because my hands were small and the phone felt clumsy in them. I set out to discover ways around this new size so that I could embrace it to it's full potential.

Angry Kids and the Parents Who Love Them

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Does your child's alarm clock turn a wake-up call into moody battle? Does your teen drop all his clothes on the floor, so you can't walk through his room? Or, do you feel like your teen is freezing you out with a steady glare in his eyes?

Education in a Child's Best Interest

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Tony Wagner is an educator's educator and should be the hero of every parent whose child is going through the American education system. A former hi...

How Silliness Can Keep You Sharp

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.18.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The history of great ideas is littered with many that, when they were proposed, qualified as silly but ultimately proved to be correct. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Marx are examples of clever silly originators.

A Conversation with "Unlocking Parental Intelligence" Author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

This conversation is between Sally Allen of Books, Ink's HamletHub and author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

A Neophyte's Guide to Hackathons

Bill Donius | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

I decided to take part in a hackathon recently to see what was causing all the buzz in the business world. I also developed a primer for hackathon neophytes, along with reasons why you should give this latest problem-solving methodology a try.

Tips for Parents to Help Kids Weather Frustrations and Disappointments Using Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parental Intelligence includes listening to your child's feelings and responding to them. Understanding what lies behind the initial frustration or disappointment leads to resolving problems that are masked by the unfortunate event.

7 'Tips' to Become a Better Creative Problem-Solver

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Ulli Appelbaum

We're all subject to these biases whether we want it or not and any of them can limit our ability to generate and entertain novel thoughts and ideas. So what can we do to overcome these biases and boost our creative problem-solving skills?

4 Ways Positivity Increases Your Competitive Edge at Work

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Tyler C Beaty

During the latter part of my 20-year corporate career, I was unhappy and admittedly not very positive. My unhappiness impacted my performance and ultimately cost me my job. I hope this article helps you avoid making the same mistakes I made.

How-to Dreams

Scott Lyons | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Lyons

I had vivid dreams when I was a teenager. It must have been the hormones. Usually the dreams were of the normal teenager variety and uncommonly rich. But given the right mixture of hormones and stress, the incubative prowess of the subconscious mind would display itself.

Working the Night Shift: Problem Solving via Dreams

Gigi Stewart | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Gigi Stewart

I call it "dreamscaping" and it's been happening with my recipe development for about six years and even longer than that for other aspects of my work like writing science-based nutrition and wellness articles.

Can We Change How We Parent? Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?"

When Kids Read Other Kids' Minds: From Preschool to Middle School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Understanding the minds of children and their development is critical for parents who want to unlock their Parental Intelligence.

12 Quick and Effective Tips to Resolve Work Place Conflict

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

View conflict as an opportunity to expand and grow your thinking and business. Can you think of a time when conflict actually grew your business once it was productively discussed and resolved?

How to Move Through the Hard Parts

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup...

'Sleeping On It' Really Does Help You Solve Your Problems

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're struggling to solve a particularly difficult problem in your waking hours, it might be time to take a break and snooze instead. A recent st...

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

Donald Trump Rocks Vegas Crowd

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

While many people might not take him seriously as a candidate for president of the United States, his rhetoric is scratching the proverbial itch of Americans through his no-holds barred, bold and direct, politically incorrect approach to the country's problems.

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

In the three months since these 4 words first occurred to me, I've yet to find a problem they can't solve. Be present, be positive. In 4 Words t...

Goal Setter or Problem Solver?

Rick McDaniel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick McDaniel

The issue may come down to the dichotomy between goal setting and problem solving. Those who are energized by establishing and achieving bold, new directives are goal setters. But if the plans for the future drain you of motivation and you're more of a here and now person then you are a problem solver.

Solve Your Problems by Not Trying to Solve Them

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Let's take a look at how we go about problem-solving. First, what exactly is a problem? "Problem" is defined as: a matter or situation regarded as u...

3 Approaches to Solving Problems

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

When faced with a conflict with someone else, people often do not know how to proceed. Having a method to deal with problems can be helpful.