Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills At Home

When parents decide to start regular meetings with children, there is a certain amount of ongoing preparation required, like learning what agenda topics work best, experimenting with new ideas, adapting to change, facilitating problem-solving, etc.

Is the Dominance of CBT-Lite Coming to an End?

Is the Dominance of CBT-Lite Coming to an End?

We offered free one-day workshop trainings on CBT for PTSD, plus free six months of phone consultation, to every clinician in the state of Louisiana who treats children and adolescents and who accepts Medicaid (Miron and Scheeringa, 2019).

Want a snow day from school? Try these superstitions

Want a snow day from school? Try these superstitions

These three steps make up a snow day superstition that many children and adults still cling to in the hopes of a day home from school (or work). “I flushed ice cubes down the toilet, put spoons in all the closets, and wore my pajamas inside out all for nothing.

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad Spending quality time with your child has more to do with ordinary daily life than what you might initially expect.

Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development

Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development We make up deadlines by which we expect our kids to master skills because it will make our lives easier.

Yes, You Can Be That Patient Parent

Yes, You Can Be That Patient Parent

So if you haven't been perfect at your New Year's resolution, what does that tell you? So every day, you make a journal entry like this: " A tiny bit better today, but still really hard to stay calm when I feel frustrated.

How Yoga and Breathing Help the Brain Unwind

How Yoga and Breathing Help the Brain Unwind

In the case of yoga and breathing exercises, the hypothesis is that these practices enable us to directly impact how our brains work by stimulating the vagus nerve and thereby increasing GABA levels in key area which raise parasympathetic nervous system “tone”, balancing-out relatively excessive sympathetic nervous system activity.

Here's how parents can keep kids safe online without spying

Here's how parents can keep kids safe online without spying

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Here's how parents can keep kids safe online without spying Parents can control passwords and monitor the content their kids will be exposed to on website and apps to make sure their children are safe online.

I was a terrible announcer for my son's high school football games and it was still a blast

I was a terrible announcer for my son's high school football games and it was still a blast

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest I was a terrible announcer for my son's high school football games and it was still a blast I am the worst announcer for high school football games.

What Goes Into the Development of Greatness?

What Goes Into the Development of Greatness?

The importance of looking at talent within domains; providing the right resources both within and outside of school; the importance of the family, especially in the earliest years; the right teachers and mentors at particular stages on the developmental trajectory in a domain; and a community of learners are still key factors in the advancement of high performance.

Men reading with their children

Men reading with their children

After each session, a guide watched the recording with each father, and helped the fathers to frame those videos so that they could improve the practice of reading as a result of the feedback there were viewing and discussing.

Is Eclectic Therapy a Frankenstein Monster?

Is Eclectic Therapy a Frankenstein Monster?

According to Psychology Today, eclectic therapy is "an open, integrative form of psychotherapy that adapts to the unique needs of each specific client, depending on the problem, the treatment goals, and the person’s expectations and motivation." On the surface, this sounds idyllic and like personalized medicine, but for your brain.

2 Types of Diabetes Meds May Raise Heart Risk

2 Types of Diabetes Meds May Raise Heart Risk

Study author Dr. Matthew O'Brien said the new findings call for a "paradigm shift in how we're treating diabetes." Currently, people with type 2 diabetes are given metformin, and if they need a second treatment, they're often given sulfonylureas or basal insulin.

Is praising someone the best way to please them?

So we may attempt to placate her with praise: “You’re being so helpful,” and, “That was kind,” and, “I know you want to do the right thing.” After all, a parent’s praise, in early stages of life, is not merely pleasant; research in neuroscience shows that it is essential to the growth of a healthy brain.

Mindful Adults, Mindful Kids

Mindful Adults, Mindful Kids

Pause, breathe, notice, return – these are quiet actions that cultivate conditions for growth and well-being. Pause to notice what you’re eating, to approach the food as a new experience, or to express gratitude before eating. How can you share moments of mindfulness with kids in your life?

36 Hours In Kitsbow: Not Quite out of the Woods

And for parents of kids undergoing medical treatment, I hope Eleanor’s smile and positive attitude encourages hope and strength, proving that happiness is found in pushing limits and seeking new experiences.” Adin Maynard, Eleanor's dad.

Inspirational Quotes Teach Us About Life

Inspirational Quotes Teach Us About Life

Sharing inspirational quotes with kids is a way to help them think and feel deeply, to find meaning and purpose in ideas that make a difference to themselves and society. Inspirational quotes can be used to stimulate essay writing where students can practice reflectivity and discover meaning to life experiences.

Illusion of Connection: Better Than No Connection at All?

Illusion of Connection: Better Than No Connection at All?

Here the individual’s paradoxically contrived sense of independence, developed earlier as a critical defense against parental rejection, is inextricably bound to the distorted idea that they don’t really need anyone else.

Make Thanksgiving a Habit—Not Just a Holiday

Make Thanksgiving a Habit—Not Just a Holiday

If you’ve been trying to make kindness part of your family culture and there’s still a lot of complaining, it’s time to take further steps to teach and practice gratitude.

Would You Pass the Marshmallow Test?

Would You Pass the Marshmallow Test?

What’s tea to me, might be online games, red wine, luxury shoes, or doughnuts to you. A third way to boost self-control is to remove the emotional components (or the “hot” attributes) of the tempting object.

Gay Conversion Therapy Associated with Suicide Risk

Gay Conversion Therapy Associated with Suicide Risk

A new study published this month in the Journal of Homosexuality finally provides some concrete evidence, however, that sexual orientation conversion therapy during adolescence is associated with poor mental health outcomes.

Want Better Answers From Your Team? Ask Questions First!

Want Better Answers From Your Team? Ask Questions First!

The results of the brainstorming by the two groups were then judged by "blind" raters who had no idea if the teams had engaged in careful problem construction or jumped immediately into solving the problem.

What is a midwife? How people become midwives, and how to choose one

What is a midwife? How people become midwives, and how to choose one

“When women are making decisions about seeking midwifery care, they don’t ask the questions about what type of midwife you are, what are your credentials and how have you been certified,” said Erin McMahon, faculty practice director and assistant professor of nurse-midwifery and women’s health at Yale University School of Nursing.

Helping Young Children Cope with Natural Disasters

Helping Young Children Cope with Natural Disasters

Today’s parents feel the added pressure of doing this just the right way so they can protect, bubble wrap, their children from any anxiety or concern about possible harm. It’s all fire practice and it’s more effective than the overprotection of bubble-wrap parenting.