Mindfulness and Compassion for Parents

Mindfulness and Compassion for Parents

As I follow the stories about the college admissions scandal, I think of the wise words of the Swiss psychologist C.G. Jung, “the greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived lives of the parents.” Of course we want our children to succeed, and we don’t want them to suffer.

College Admission Becomes a Charity Affair

College Admission Becomes a Charity Affair

A for-profit institution, Argosy University, abruptly shuttered all of its locations, halting the education of students midway through the semester with no teach-out or solid transfer plans in place.

Why We Should Be Talking With Our Children About True Grit

Why We Should Be Talking With Our Children About True Grit

You were there when I was rejected from extracurriculars, organizations or social groups with the same message: “You have a right to be frustrated, but don’t give up.” Having a parent reinforce that perseverance is more important than success encouraged me to develop a mindset in which I embraced failure and continually told myself to move forward.

How to Brainstorm with Your Kids for Fresh Family Fun

How to Brainstorm with Your Kids for Fresh Family Fun

Brainstorming isn't appropriate for closed-ended questions that have a single solution, such as, "How many legs does a spider have?" It's best for questions like, "Name all the ways you can think of to get your teacher's attention." The most creative thinkers come up with the greatest number of responses.

Nick Young Wants ‘One More’ Child With Girlfriend Keonna Green

Nick Young Wants ‘One More’ Child With Girlfriend Keonna Green

Nick Young told Us Weekly exclusively that he and his girlfriend, Keonna Green , want to have another kid together. “One more,” the Denver Nuggets player, 33, who shares Nick Jr., 6, and Navi, 2, with Green, 29, admitted to Us at the Captain Marvel world premiere on Monday, March 4.

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

You should not expect that your child will be as interested in organizing possessions as you are, but if you agree on a priority item, and a place to put it, you can have a successful beginning.

How to Build Your Child's Confidence and Self-Esteem -

How to Build Your Child's Confidence and Self-Esteem -

Children with high self-esteem generally become more successful in life. Children with high self-esteem have the confidence to try new activities and feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments. A child gets a big boost to their self-esteem when they hear a parent praising them to another adult.

Autism at Work Today and Tomorrow

Autism at Work Today and Tomorrow

Autism at Work began as the idea to identify what autistic people are really good at, provide some supports, and let them do those things better than anyone. Today SAP has 100-some autistic people in Autism at Work and other companies have thousands more in total.

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

According to Dr. Maslow, people are only motivated to get these needs met, when these needs are deficient in their lives. The solution for a situation like this will be for parents to seek therapeutic services to assist their teen in effectively getting their deficiency needs met, in order to focus on his or her growth needs.

Parents, be honest: How often do you let your child fail?

Parents, be honest: How often do you let your child fail?

Image: iStock We need to encourage our children to not fear failure but to learn from it and persevere.

Six Attitudes Parents Should Instill in Their Young Athletes

Six Attitudes Parents Should Instill in Their Young Athletes

A big part of this change in attitude occurs when they come to realize that sports isn’t life or death or a threat, failure isn’t worth fearing, and that a focus on results and creating expectations and pressure are more likely to ensure failure than success.

16 life changing self help books to read in 2019

16 life changing self help books to read in 2019

2. "The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying" by Nina Riggs, $12, Amazon "The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying" by Nina Riggs $12 Back in February of 2018, Kathie Lee Gifford and Jenna Bush Hager revealed a few of their favorite things and Jenna's was the book ' T he Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying ', that she swears will "change your life." This New York Times' best-seller has won tons of awards and is about the journey of a 38-year-old woman who comes face to face with death and destiny.

ADHD and Academic Procrastination: A Success Story

ADHD and Academic Procrastination: A Success Story

I think it’s important that I break some of these supports down and discuss how they taught me specific skills and strategies to become successful and finally combat my ADHD impairment and procrastination.

ADHD & Academic Procrastination: A Success Story

ADHD & Academic Procrastination: A Success Story

I think it’s important that I break some of these supports down and discuss how they taught me specific skills and strategies to become successful and finally combat my ADHD impairment & procrastination.

Flourishing in Life Does Not Require Straight A’s

Flourishing in Life Does Not Require Straight A’s

Out on the edge, you can see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." Of course, because I only attended one college—and Hampshire didn't have any tests or grades—there's no way of knowing what would have happened to the trajectory of my life if I'd attended a traditional college that encouraged people to stick closer to the path most traveled and get straight A’s.

Back Off: It Doesn’t Matter What College Your Kids Attend

Back Off: It Doesn’t Matter What College Your Kids Attend

Stacy Dale, a mathematician, and Alan Krueger, an economist, collaborated in two large-scale research studies (Dale & Kruger, 2002 & 2014) in which they effectively controlled for background characteristics of students attending colleges that varied in selectivity (based on average SAT scores of the entering class).

The Discouraged Child

The Discouraged Child

But when frustration doesn’t lead to success but instead a continual sense of failure, and to make it worse, criticism from adults, the child or teen becomes discouraged; his self-esteem can take a serious and sometimes, irreparable hit.

Trump and the Evolutionary Role of Narcissistic Sociopath

Trump and the Evolutionary Role of Narcissistic Sociopath

Therefore, the phenotype of the narcissistic sociopath is not a bizarre combination of traits, but rather a set of highly attuned social skills and behaviors aimed at increasing long-term biological fitness through wealth, status, power, and the future success of progeny.

The Hot Hand Phenomenon of Teamwork: Success Begets Success

The Hot Hand Phenomenon of Teamwork: Success Begets Success

As the researchers sum up, “Our results show that prior shared success between team members significantly improves the odds of the team winning in all sports beyond the talents of individuals.”

A new dawn: One father’s love helps family thrive after son’s near-death experience

A new dawn: One father’s love helps family thrive after son’s near-death experience

A new dawn: One father’s love helps family thrive after son’s near-death experience copied! Dee’s son wasn’t expected to survive, but with his parents’ tender, loving care he has thrived. And now, Dee has a new dream.

Rethinking How We Measure Addiction

Rethinking How We Measure Addiction

Measuring success in recovery only by how many consecutive days someone is sober is like measuring diabetes treatment outcomes by the last time someone had a doughnut—it’s not an adequate method.

How to Cure Back to School Anxiety For Parents and Kids

How to Cure Back to School Anxiety For Parents and Kids

While it is crucial for parents to provide academic support and encourage educational interest, setting unrealistic learning goals like earning straight A’s or getting a perfect test score can backfire. Parents who remind kids that learning new material takes time and effort will ease academic tension.

What Mental Training for Sports Is Really All About

What Mental Training for Sports Is Really All About

If my work focuses on the deeper issues of attitudes and obstacles from my Prime Performance System, for example, habitual negativity, perfectionism, and fear of failure I help athletes understand why these obstacles interfere with their sports efforts, how they developed, and provide insights and tools to remove the obstacles and allow athletes to continue on the path toward their goals.

People actually named their baby after KFC's Colonel Sanders for $11K

People actually named their baby after KFC's Colonel Sanders for $11K

But money was the driving force that inspired the parents of a baby girl to name her after KFC's Colonel Sanders. To enter, parents had to name their son or daughter Harland and only qualified if the baby was born on Sept.

Overcoming Trauma: NFL Edition

Overcoming Trauma: NFL Edition

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently broke an NFL record—most career passing yards. They have another connection, through Manning’s father, Archie Manning, who was the Saints’ best-known quarterback prior to Brees. Both Archie Manning and Drew Brees had a parent who committed suicide—Manning’s father and Brees’ mother.