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Emotion Regulation

How to Have a Well-Behaved Child

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Ultimately, good behavior depends on the development of a moral identity -- a child's inner sense of him or her self as a good and helpful person.

How Do Children Learn To Regulate Their Emotions?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We want children to have their feelings, but not be overwhelmed by them -- to feel discouraged but not give up; to feel anxious but not stay home; and to be excited but not get so carried away in their enthusiasm that they use poor judgment in making decisions.

8 Facts About Anger

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

When left unattended, strong emotions can lead to destructive behaviors. Attending to times that you feel hurt, belittled, let down, disrespected, insulted or threatened is key to dealing with the anger that often comes from those experiences.

Taming Your Stress Response

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

If you've ever been threatened and felt that rush of strength and energy that made you more physically capable than you have been at other times, then you've experienced the body's stress response.

What Mindfulness And Acceptance Can Do For Your Self-Esteem

New Harbinger | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

DBT skills are flexible and can be used to help with self-esteem issues, other emotional problems, and simply to help you live a healthier, happier life.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

New Harbinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

The main reasons DBT is so effective in such a wide range of problems, is that it teaches people to manage their overwhelming emotions more effectively.