Category Archives: Children

Resource 7: Balancing Control and Reactivity

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child Part 1

As I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog, the past few weeks have been dedicated to performing the final review and edits to Part One of the revised Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child, which will be available as a Kindle e-book on May 9, 2016. The revisions are really coming together very well and we believe that the information will help parents find more joy and pleasure in their task of being a parent. Continue reading Resource 7: Balancing Control and Reactivity

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child – Part One

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child Part 1

It has been a while since I offered an update on some of the things we have in the works. So I thought I would take the opportunity in this mid-week post to catch you up a bit. Continue reading Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child – Part One

Self-Harming Behaviors and Teenagers

Reflected Sadness  By: Victor Bezukov
Reflected Sadness
By: Victor Bezukov

Self-harming behaviors have garnered a great deal of attention over the past few years. While the prevalence of intentional self-harm – the most common of which include cutting and burning – continue to rise, it is difficult to truly understand the rationale for these behaviors. Nonetheless, it has become somewhat of an “en vogue” coping strategy many teenagers are using to deal with depression and heightened emotionality.

Cutting has reached the mainstream media. Continue reading Self-Harming Behaviors and Teenagers

Are We Doing Our Students a Disservice?

Classroom Author: Malate269
Classroom
Author: Malate269

In previous blog posts, I have mentioned some of my concerns regarding our youth today. While I believe that they are generally smarter and more experienced than previous generations, I can’t help but wonder if some of the things we, as adults, are doing will actually make life more difficult for them. Continue reading Are We Doing Our Students a Disservice?

Grit

Passion + Persistence = Grit
Passion + Persistence = Grit Photo provided by 48 Photography

One of the things I really like doing is coaching. I often mention sports here on this blog and on our podcasts, as I feel that the lessons and values that can be learned when one competes athletically is invaluable. Continue reading Grit

Attention – More Than Just Being There

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My colleague, Dr. Richard Marshall, and I are in the process of revising our 2012 publication, Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child. In this book, we review the three basic tenants to parenting, Behavior Management, Attention, and Love.

Within the Attention portion of the text, we discuss the difference between the quantity of attention you give your child and the quality of attention you offer your child.  Continue reading Attention – More Than Just Being There

Psychology Today: Students’ Emotional Fragility

Students are emotionally fragile.

Here is the most recent article from Dr. Peter Gray covering the phenomenon of heightened emotional fragility in college students.

There is no doubt that students are experiencing more pressure today than in the past. As you have heard on many of our podcasts and read in our columns, the climate of our current education system, from kindergarten through college, is fostering stress, emphasizing compliance, and restricting exploration. Students have been trained to believe that the only thing that is important is a high grade. The process of learning has changed.

Continue reading Psychology Today: Students’ Emotional Fragility

Psychology Today article on Autism and Ketogenic Diets

I have mentioned this in previous blog postings, but I believe that as time passes, we will find that our poor diets are responsible for many maladies – including autism. This is an interesting article that reviews a study focusing on the treatment of autism through diet. It was a small sample size, but the results are promising!!

Read the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201104/autism-and-ketogenic-diets