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Would You Like to Strengthen Your Relationships & Build Emotional Resilience? Become an Emotions Coach…

Maybe you’ve read about emotional intelligence and yet after reading the books you’re still left with the challenge of applying the principles to your life. What happens when you feel challenged by your child’s behavior? Do you lose your mind? Does your blood boil? Can you stay calm and discover what you and your child really need and feel in that moment? In his book, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, John Gottman calls “Emotions Coaching” …

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What Messages Are You Sending? Learn How to Create More Peaceful, Loving Relationships Without Saying a Word

Raise your hand if you would prefer more peace and less conflict in your relationships and in your home. Wouldn’t life be easier if you could eliminate struggles over homework, chores, bedtime, food, clothes, curfews, or… (Fill in your own conflict of choice)? Unfortunately, there is no magic formula for preventing meltdowns, getting along, or making your child do what you want. However, research tells us that compassionate and empathic parenting tends to foster emotional …

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Loving Presence: The Most Valuable Gift a Parent Can Give

We all want to provide our children with the best possible circumstances in the hope that they will thrive and prosper. Yet we know from personal experience that there is no such thing as a perfect childhood and we can breath a collective sigh of relief when we admit that there is no such thing as perfect parenting. We cannot protect our children from the uncontrollable vagaries of life — illness, loss, disappointment, and hardship. …

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Parenting Essentials: How to Influence Good Behavior while Enhancing Your Relationships

If you’re like me, you want to get along with your children and you want results. You want your children to behave appropriately, get good grades and have good social skills. What’s the magic formula? Whether you’re struggling to establish a successful bedtime routine for your antsy toddler or negotiating an acceptable curfew for your adventurous teen, focusing on the big picture can help. As social creatures, we all crave love, belonging and acceptance. Yet, …

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Parenting Options: Suggestions for Reducing Worry, Stress and Anxiety

From infancy to adolescence, children witness and absorb how we, the adults, respond to life’s circumstances and to each other. Back when I was an inexperienced mom with a new baby, my oldest son would start to fuss whenever I anxiously tried to hurry us out of the house in order to get somewhere on time. I realized then, as I watched his reddening face pucker into a pout, how much my anxious mood impacted …

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The Neuroscience of Emotional Style: What it Means and Why it Matters

From siblings to parents and partners to coworkers, each one of us expresses a unique emotional signature–the individual collection of traits that characterize our personality. If given the choice, some parents might prefer to cozy-up with a good book on Saturday night, while others would rather dance the night away. One child might spend an entire afternoon constructing a Lego masterpiece while another flits from one enticing diversion to the next. From Myers-Briggs to the …

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Getting To Yes: Tips for Creating a Collaborative Alliance with Your Children

Whether you wake up each day to a household inhabited by teens or toddlers, you already know, or you’ll soon learn, that adapting to each new developmental stage your children go through fosters more understanding and cooperation between you.

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