How do we, as parents, help our kids experience and develop compassion? It’s a concern of mine as I look around me and notice my family’s eyes glued to screens and those activities encroaching on my child’s attention. And when he looks… Read More
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. – Lyman Abbott As the temperature gauge slightly rises outdoors allowing us to shed our winter layers, our emotional temperature gauge shoots even higher in anticipation of… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Amygdala, Anger, Anger management, Anxiety, Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional management, Emotional safety, Emotional safety plan, Intense emotions, Mental health intervention, Mental health resources, Mental Health support, Plan for Intense Emotions, Primal brain, Problem solving, Sustained crisis
– a main purpose or interest1 About Focus: I just could not devote my undivided attention to working on this blog post today while my son was home from school – a snow day. Though I had a few quiet moments while… Read More
Your focus is your reality. – Yoda, Star Wars I, The Phantom Menace As I entered the final stretch before Christmas, I paused, amidst my color coded lists of menu planning, decorating, present wrapping, gift creating, house cleaning and broken toy mending…. Read More
We are the hero of our own story. – Mary McCarthy In the hero’s journey, an ordinary person is called through extraordinary circumstances to sacrifice a part of him or herself in order to serve the greater good. In doing so, the… Read More
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