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Daniel Goleman Talks About the Origin of Emotions

December 10, 2015

From the 6seconds website: Since the 1995 publication of Daniel Goleman’s international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, a global movement has developed to bring “EQ” into practice in businesses, schools, and communities around the globe.  How did it start, what...

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Create a Family Where Everyone is Encouraged to Shine

September 25, 2015

A successful family is a family where growth has the highest value. Growth has more value than what is accomplished or the final "product."  This means that we encourage challenging our weaknesses without judgment. When we can't change them, the other family members take up...

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4 Lessons About Emotions in the Movie “Inside Out”

July 16, 2015

Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids By Jason Marsh, Vicki Zakrzewski | July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment This is the post on the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley shared with you by Cynthia Klein, Family Success Coach, www.bridges2understanding.com, 650.679,8138....

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“Just Do Your Best” is Another Form of Pressure for Kids

June 25, 2015

As parents realize that pressuring children to get all A’s is stressing them out too much, they have shifted to saying “Do your best” instead. I propose that “Do your best” can also cause kids to feel pressured to meet their parents’ high expectations. Here...

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Mom Can Now Reduce Son’s Upsets – Age 10

June 12, 2015

My husband and I are working with Cynthia and I learned that I was a part of my 10 year-old son’s outbursts. So, rather than trying to change him, which I would tried doing through arguing and yelling which never worked, I’m working on changing...

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Suicide Rate of Our Youth is Rising

June 5, 2015

kidsdata advisory    The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | June 4, 2015 Survey: One in five 9th graders in CA considered suicide The percentage of students in California public schools who reported suicidal ideation within the past year is disturbing—nearly 1 in every...

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Boost the 4 Qualities of Self-Esteem in Your Family

May 12, 2015

 Only if children’s basic emotional needs are filled, can they learn to like and value themselves.  For this reason, understanding our children’s needs is the first step in creating the proper climate for healthy growth and development.  These needs can be grouped into four basic...

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8 Ways Parents Maintain a Sense of Connection with Kids

April 25, 2015

Listen with curiosity not judgment. Avoid communication blocks such as unwanted advice, commanding, placating,and interrogating. Respond to an upset child with empathetic tentative observations. Know  your child and have realistic expectations. Emanate warmth and gratitude. Focus on the positive rather than areas that need improvement....

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Madeline Levine, Phd. Focus on what really matters

April 3, 2015

by Madeline Levine, Ph.D. Remembering What Really Matters March 31, 2015 I was asked to write this blog on “grit.” A concept I mostly endorse and a word that simply annoys me. Of course hard work, persistence and diligence are good character traits. Although educator...

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Parent to Parent Listening Guidelines by Hand in Hand

December 18, 2014

I learned from Patty Wipfler, who created Hand in Hand Parenting the invaluable skill of having an adult listening partner. In order to be able to listen to our children, we need a way to release our own feelings that get in the way of...

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