“Our Mom wasn’t like other Moms.” a twenty-something daughter of my mentor recalled. “As kids, when we were doing something crazy, she wouldn’t yell. She would get so quiet.” “And she moved really slowly.” added the thirty-something sister. “We called it her strange… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Conflict, Constructive response, Emotional drama, Emotional safety plan, Escalation, Family stress, Impulse control, Nonviolent protest, Pause and reflect, Self discipline, Self-management, Sibling fighting, Silence, Strange calm, Strange calm technique, Tone of environment
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
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