The Striking Parallels Between Recovery and Parenting

The Striking Parallels Between Recovery and Parenting

Recovery infused with mindfulness is a process of learning and building the skills of identifying and feeling our emotions, rather than avoiding, numbing, or escaping them.

Sibling Suicide Survivors: The "Forgotten Mourners"

Sibling Suicide Survivors: The "Forgotten Mourners"

The sense of isolation siblings experience is exacerbated to varying degrees by the social stigma around suicide, which makes discussing the death with people outside the family very challenging. During research interviews, many sibling suicide survivors spoke of experiencing a profound shift in perspective over time.

The Fear of Regret and Its Consequences

The Fear of Regret and Its Consequences

People who suffer from high degrees of neuroticism, for example, are more likely to feel regret than others. This means that the tendency to feel regret is linked with the experience of anger, fear, and loneliness.

Ben McKenzie: There's More ‘Screaming’ at Home With Kids Than on Set

Ben McKenzie: There's More ‘Screaming’ at Home With Kids Than on Set

“Kids have a remarkable ability to not give two winks about [stress],” the actor, 40, told Us Weekly at Fox’s recent TCA press tour. “So as soon as I come home, it’s daddy time.

Volunteering Can Help Teens Facing Emotional Challenges

Volunteering Can Help Teens Facing Emotional Challenges

Whether a teen volunteers to help children, seniors, or animals the benefits go both ways. Twitter - Jack Kornfeld Source: Twitter - public domain ​​​​​​​In addition to improving their mental and emotional outlook, teens can gain valuable life experience by volunteering.

For parents, sleep beats sex on Valentine's Day, survey says

For parents, sleep beats sex on Valentine's Day, survey says

Getting the spark back “The depth of emotions that you feel for your children is a shared experience with your mate,” marriage and family therapist Dr. Karen Ruskin tells TODAY.

A Manifesto for Strength

A Manifesto for Strength

Our children need to learn how to cope with disappointment, heartache, sadness, and failure. Children are “anti-fragile," which is to say that they become more capable through challenge. These challenges and struggles are building capabilities and capacities in your child that will bear fruit later in life.

What We Know About Near Death Experiences

What We Know About Near Death Experiences

If those who have had a pleasant NDE find it hard to share their experience, then people are even less likely to report a distressing one for fear of what they think it says about them or that others might judge them negatively.

How to Believe in Boys

From my experience with my grandson, my clients, boys I meet with in schools and in research studies, I can say that this effort is likely to be heartening, one that should restore our faith in boys (and men).

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Next time you’re at a dinner party, try the following experiment: Ask people to raise their hands to indicate whether they believe they’re at greater risk, equal risk, or less risk than the average person of their same age, gender, and background for virtually any common negative event, from having a heart attack to being mugged.

8 Keys to Gritty Self-Governance

8 Keys to Gritty Self-Governance

Having this balance requires a good state of affairs among many different aspects of oneself, including emotions, body, intellect, self-regard, and relationship with others. Thinking about self-governance, 8 key ingredients come to mind for me, in an intuitive order: Self-awareness, planfulness, psychological mindedness, self-appraisal, emotional continence, esteem regulation, self-relationship, and playfulness: 1.

How Parents Of Teens Can Save Their Sanity

How Parents Of Teens Can Save Their Sanity

From the time a child is a toddler, parents should be focused on preparing their son or daughter to meet the challenges of adolescence .

Stanford Neuroscientists May Revolutionize Pain Management

Stanford Neuroscientists May Revolutionize Pain Management

The Stanford researchers sought to discover the neurons responsible for the emotional experience of pain. Using a combination of brain-imaging and molecular testing, the researchers discovered a group of cells in the amygdala that serves as an on-off switch to pain aversion in laboratory mice.

Do Animals Feel Grief?

Do Animals Feel Grief?

For simpler emotions such as happiness and fear, there are alternative explanations of behavior, such as that a dog only seems happy because of a reward mechanism, or that a cat only seems afraid because of threat reactions.

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Oversleeping

Why We Shouldn't Ignore Oversleeping

A number of medications can cause hypersomnia, including: How to deal with an oversleeping issue It’s important to talk with your doctor if you’re sleeping excessively or feeling very tired during the day regardless of how much you sleep.

Daydreaming Can Actually Improve Your Mental Health

Daydreaming Can Actually Improve Your Mental Health

From the standpoint of the Georgia Tech researchers, mind-wandering or daydreaming can be defined as being stimulus-independent, in that the content of the thoughts are not a reflection of sensory input or related to the task being performed at the moment.

Bekah Martinez Shows Baby Bump in Crop Top 2 Days Before Due Date

Bekah Martinez Shows Baby Bump in Crop Top 2 Days Before Due Date

Bekah Martinez is two days away from her due date and ready to pop in the she posted to Instagram on Sunday, January 27 — but the mom-to-be isn’t feeling overly anxious for her little one to arrive.

Are Colleges Failing Students with Mental Illness?

Are Colleges Failing Students with Mental Illness?

Visibly disappointed, he told me that the dean had agreed with him that he seemed to be in great shape, but it was a general unwritten policy of the school to make students who had taken a break for mental health reasons sit out for an extra semester just to make sure that they were truly stable.

How to Stay on Task During Conflicts with Your Mate

How to Stay on Task During Conflicts with Your Mate

However, the benefits of integrative emotion regulation came at the cost of higher stress levels for the trained partner, although not for their naïve mate.

Helping Your Spirited Child’s Sensitivity Become a Strength

Helping Your Spirited Child’s Sensitivity Become a Strength

We can make a deal for bonus dessert if you eat extra beans.” NOTE: In some families, the food wars have been going on too long, and the child has become too entrenched in not liking certain foods that this is not the right place to start with problem-solving attitude training.

Parenting Adolescents in Today's Computer World

Parenting Adolescents in Today's Computer World

“This is how you navigate, interact, and find out information.” They can supervise for Safety so the young person is mindful of online risks that come with Internet life and know what precautions to take to avoid online harm.

Do You Have the Courage to Stop Doing?

Do You Have the Courage to Stop Doing?

We don’t trust that if we were to allow ourselves to stop, to be where we are without trying to get somewhere else, that our own organic desire to do, create and take action would naturally arise, that life would continue happening and we would continue being part of that flow.

Childhood Trauma Exposure Is All Too Common

Childhood Trauma Exposure Is All Too Common

“Our study suggested that childhood trauma casts a long and wide-ranging shadow,” the researchers say, associated with elevated risk for many adult psychiatric disorders affecting many “important domains of functioning,” with impacts in the form of diminished health, financial and academic success, and social life.

Stress contagion

Stress contagion

We found that parents were more likely to talk to their child in response to an increase in the child’s stress levels.

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

By designing the problems in this way Luchins was able to explore whether the person’s experience of solving the first five problems prevented them from realizing that the subsequent ones could be solved by this simpler solution.

How to Not Burden Our Kids With Our Own Emotional "Stuff"

How to Not Burden Our Kids With Our Own Emotional "Stuff"

I knew Dan was raw and that feeling unvalued was his core wound, and so I simply attempted to add another possible experience, truth, or frame (Kim’s) into his storyline, to bring some air into his airless narrative, to break up the solidness and certainty of the story he had constructed with his daughter.

What Does It Mean to Be Authentic?

What Does It Mean to Be Authentic?

If we all play various roles, which one is the “real me?” Although we shift roles based on our context, we can still have a sense of a “true self.” Researchers have found that adolescents come to be concerned with what is their “true self” (Harter, 2002).

Tori Roloff Has ‘Miserable’ Morning at Disneyland

Tori Roloff Has ‘Miserable’ Morning at Disneyland

Nothing ever goes according to plan when toddlers are involved, but Tori Roloff couldn’t felt but feel a little disappointed when a trip to Disneyland “went south.” The Little People, Big World star, who shares 20-month-old son Jackson with her husband, Zach Roloff , opened up about the experience in an .

Varieties of Love Relationships Through the Adolescent Age

Varieties of Love Relationships Through the Adolescent Age

It was a hard question to answer: “How does love between adolescents change over the growing-up years, and what lessons might a young person learn from each kind of experience?” What follows are a few thoughts in response.

I Want More Presents

But parents need to understand that developmentally, it is natural for kids to want everything exciting they see, whether it’s a toy in a store or one being advertised on TV (even after they have received other toys.) And when they want something kids feel a life and death urgency to have it.

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