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Are You the Parent You Want to Be?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

We all have something that triggers us as parents, be it defiance, tantrums, nagging, or whining. When we are triggered, we may not react to our kids appropriately. However, we often don't realize how much how we are reacting in the present has to do with feelings from our past.

The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we find ourselves having a strong emotional response that might not be appropriate to the situation, we can stop and take a moment to reflect on how our reaction may be influenced by our past experiences.

Helping Parents Distinguish Love from Emotional Hunger

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

When we are misattuned to the developmental stages of our children, carrying them when they'd rather walk, breastfeeding them when they'd rather play, we undermine their confidence.