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Assertiveness Skills

WATCH: Your Turn: Saying No

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Are you always putting others before yourself? For many of us, it's hard to say no, but sometimes speaking up for ourselves is the right thing to do. ...

11 Signs You Need To Change Course

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

It is possible to change how you communicate with others. You may have habitual ways of interacting, but like driving or playing the piano, communicating is a skill that can be practiced and learned.

Words to Say When You Need to Stand Up for Yourself

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

We all smooth over the truth and bend in our standards from time to time in order to reduce conflict and make relationships work. But when pleasing others becomes a habit you may find yourself resentful, which ultimately damages your relationships.

Bullyproofing: 3 Strategies to Teach Your Child How to Stand Up for Herself

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Bullies often target kids who they believe will not stand up for themselves. The more a bully confirms that he can pick on his target unchecked, the more he will do it.

The Fine Art of Assertiveness

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Although I might be called names regardless of my conduct, I get better results and earn more respect when I am diplomatically assertive.