I spoke with the talented team at Pearson Education – sponsors of the NBC Parent Toolkit – about a hot topic as we approach this U.S. holiday. What do you do when family conversations are heated or divided around politics? Here’s… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional intelligence at Thanksgiving, Emotional intelligence with family, Families fighting fair, holiday anxiety, holiday stress, Kids, NBC Parent Toolkit, Parents, Pearson Education, politics family conversations, Thanksgiving
After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up to his bedroom and slam the door. As I knocked and entered his room, his face was red and wet with tears. “What happened?” I asked. “Jonathan (E’s cousin)… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Calming down, Communication, Conflict Management, Emotional management, Empathy, Families fighting fair, Fighting fair, Healthy relationships, Modeling fighting fair, Name-calling, Perspective taking, Power struggle, Problem solving, Relationships, Sibling conflicts
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