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Positive Reinforcement

We Need More Trained Coaches -- and More Fraser Robinsons

Craig Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Robinson

Let's face it, most kids aren't going to play sports at the D-I college level, so it's important that they come away from their experience where they want to be in sports and be active for the rest of their lives. It's about their psychological, emotional, social and physical welfare.

Electronic Collars for Dogs: Are You Being Led Astray?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Dogs want to communicate and fit into the pack, but do not come pre-programmed with human-approved skills. Good behavior must be taught -- patiently, consistently, and kindly.

Raising a Happy Failure

JD Roberto | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
JD Roberto

By the time our kids go to school the dynamic is set. From elementary school to undergrad, the idea that someone might fail a class is virtually unheard of.

Barbara Ross Miller: Finding My Inspiration

Barbara Ross Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Barbara Ross Miller

I've found my inspiration in other women. Some of them have passed through and others have become a part of my life, either professionally or personally.

What To Do When You Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Friedemann Schaub

To make sense of the world without frying our brains, we need to filter out a large portion of all that's coming at us. But how do we distinguish the tiny fraction that's relevant from the massive input we can ignore?

Positive Reinforcement vs. Positive Thinking (And Why Pollyanna Would've Sucked at Dog Training)

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Jane Grossman

Positive, in the world of animal behavior, means adding something. Reinforcement means making something more likely to occur. So, "positive reinforcement" just means adding something to the equation to encourage that a behavior will happen again.

Salute a Teenager

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Some people can't wait to pass along the latest bad news. I feel guilty if I hear -- or notice -- good news and don't pass that along.

The Power of Affirmations

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

How can we add more muscle to an affirmation so that it has the power to triumph over our negative thinking? Here are some suggestions on how to make them work for you.

A Teacher's Gift: Finding Hope Amidst The Rubble In Joplin

Randy Turner | Posted 08.11.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Despite the destruction that surrounded me, that collection of "Hi's" was enough to put the smile back on my face.

A Simple Game-Changer

Jen Groover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Groover

What if we focused on and appreciated "the good" in people instead of looking for and magnifying "the bad"?