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Self Regulation

Happiness Without a Reason

Elliott Dacher | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Elliott Dacher

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding?

Don't Comfort Me, I Need to Cry

Kate Russell | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

Sometimes we need to remember that our children do not need to be rescued from their wave, that they are more than capable of riding it through to the end and sometimes this is exactly what they need to do to feel better and move on.

Independent Sector Should Stop Pushing Self-Regulation

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

Asking nonprofits to voluntarily transform their behavior has done little to stomp out the biggest problems in the nonprofit world. The only way to end bad behavior is to pass more stringent laws and to put teeth into enforcing them. That's what Independent Sector should have been asking for when it visited Congress.

What Do I Do About Screen Time?

Dion Lim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dion Lim

Parents worldwide struggle with how much screen time to allow children. To hit this ever-moving target, I have found questions to ponder more helpful than rules to follow. Here is a list of ones I hope will be useful for your family to discuss together.

How an Influential Group of Doctors Exerts Influence Over Medicare Payments to Physicians

Adam Crowther | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Adam Crowther

While physician payments might seem less of a problem than toxic air pollution, the impact on the economy cannot be understated. Because Medicare is typically used as the baseline for how much private insurers pay physicians, any distortions to the Medicare have widespread effects on health care and the broader economy.

Self-Regulation: Just as Important as Learning Your ABCs and 123s

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Most adults think the focus should be on academic skills, such as counting or knowing the letters of the alphabet. However, it is just as important to teach children to regulate their emotions, thoughts and behavior.

Self-care for a Civil Society: Orphans Need to Learn Self-regulation

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

As I look back on all the orphans I have met through my international development work as a pediatrician and adoption medicine specialist, I recognize that the most startling aspect of the orphan is their lack of self-soothing skills.

'Bedtime Procrastination' Researcher Tells How To Beat The Problem

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

Children do it. Adults do it too. But why do we wind up putting off pillow time even when we're dead-tired? Scientists at Utrecht University in the...

7 Tips For Better Willpower

Jill S. Brown | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Scientists have studied the mystery of willpower for decades. Some very interesting hypotheses have been found just in this last decade.

Is Yoga The New Phys Ed?

Kripalu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation, this younger generation is experiencing the connection between mind and body at an early age.

Welcome to Season 44 of Sesame Street

Cookie Monster | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Cookie Monster

The goal of Sesame Street's engaging and lovable monsters and diverse human cast has always been to help children reach their fullest potential. But now, we're modeling and practicing important self-regulation skills and strategies on the show.

Dave Matthews And Grover Are Feeling All The Feelings

Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents

Cookie Monster may be taking the lead on Sesame Street's new initiative to teach kids self-regulation, but he's left room for other monsters to get in...

WATCH: Cookie Monster Takes Over For 007

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents

Cookie Monster is about to embark on a developmental journey. In his new movie, “The Spy Who Loved Cookies” (watch above), the “best secret a...

Book Review of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

Just a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with several psychologists and neurologists who seemed to share the opinion that "brain fitness" is a me...

Munching Through Life's Travails

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Given our high-stress modern lives, it's likely that anxious munching is contributing to the nation's obesity epidemic. But is this really a complete picture of stress and eating?

WhyMindfulness Is Just So Good For Your Brain

Kripalu | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness, something once practiced only in more closeted meditation circles, has recently become a greater mainstream interest. Perhaps for this reason, research on mindfulness meditation has increased considerably over the last decade.

Impulsiveness and Discipline: The Coattails Phenomenon

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.21.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

New studies offer evidence for a social self-regulatory process, by which we draw close to others to compensate for our flaws.

Do You Yell at Your Kids? Do You Think They Deserve It?

Jennifer Lehr | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Lehr

You are the adult in the relationship and so it is up to you to calm yourself so that you don't take your anger (likely derived from fear) out on your kid.

Why Teaching Kids Self-Regulation Skills Is Essential

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

In order to guide youth who access digital media to focus on scholarship we must develop children's learning strategies in a way that helps them resist the hundreds of thousands of distractions available with these tools.

The Need to Believe in the Ability of Disability

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

So what tips the scale of achievement one direction or the other for different students? We believe that expectations play a much larger role than most people realize.

The Weaknesses of PMSC Self-Regulation

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I am critical of largely self-regulation efforts, such as Codes of Conduct. It is not that such codes are bad. Rather, the problem is that in order to make it really work, some other things need to go along with it.

Treat Yourself Like A Toddler

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

It's easy to expect that you "should" be able to deal with a particular situation, and of course, to a point, it's admirable to be flexible, to be low-maintenance.

Finding Fido

Jane Pak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jane Pak

What if we, as people, thought and behaved a bit more like our canine counterparts -- happy to be sharing a sidewalk with someone we don't know, eagerly expecting that they too will be happy to see us.

It All Depends on What You Mean by Cost-Effective

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The July issue of the journal Armed Forces & Society had a section devoted to the issue of military privatization which is worth looking at. The art...

We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

An assessment of basic neurocognitive function should be an essential part of any psychiatric evaluation. The mental health field should adopt a brain-based model for diagnosis and treatment.