Parenting

Forward the link for this post to your Mom and ask her to answer. People tend to have more positive and stable close relationships when they know detailed answers to the kinds of questions below....

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Getting Back That Lovin' Feelin'

July 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why couples talk baby talk to each other? Its because evolution didn’t create a new system for bonding partners together, it just borrowed the system for bonding parents and children. That’s...

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Understanding alertness How alert you feel is determined by structures in the center of your brain. These structures get input from the front and back sections of your brain (the cortex and the cerebellum, respectively)....

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Procrastination and Depression

December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ever hear the joke about how students’ rooms are cleanest when they’re supposed to be studying for exams?(because all of a sudden cleaning becomes appealing when compared to exam study) How does procrastination relate to...

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Media sexualization of children. A resource and practical advice for parents. Practical tips 1. Ask your children what they like about their idols. For example, if your daughter looks up to Miley Cyrus ask her...

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Helping Children and Teens with Depression or Anxiety Disorders is obviously a huge topic that I can’t cover in a blog post. However one of the things that parents can do (as a small but...

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Here’s a basic explanation of emotion regulation development that I quite often give to clients. How people learn emotion regulation is that as children, at first, our parents regulate our emotions. For example, a child...

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Opposite action is a new way of thinking about what to do when you’re feeling – anger – sadness/disappointment – anxiety, or – guilt/shame/embarrassment. The ways people habitually respond to these emotions often make their...

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5 pieces of parenting advice that you can also use to influence your partner’s behaviour and enhance couple relationship closeness. 1. “Catch Them Being Good” aka give attention to behaviours you want to increase. Attention...

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(in no particular order, and not exhaustive). 1. Making friends. Some children won’t need much explicit teaching about how to make friends but other children will. Especially for shy, anxious, or impulsive children, parents may...

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