The Art of Listening Between Parents and Children for Cooperation

In the summer issue of Parenting on the Peninsula magazine, my article, The Art of Listening Openly, is published. Most parents just don’t know how to listen without giving advice, commanding, placating, interrogating, distracting and other communication blocks. I invite you to read the entire article. Here is a beginning teaser: Children’s emotions can often surge…

10 Tips for Managing Childhood Stress

Stress is not all bad. Eustress is positive whereas distress is negative. Eustress, or positive stress, has the following characteristics: Motivates, focuses energy. Is short-term. Is perceived as within our coping abilities. Feels exciting. Improves performance. In contrast, Distress, or negative stress, has the following characteristics: Causes anxiety or concern. Can be short- or long-term. Is…

4 Lessons About Emotions in the Movie “Inside Out”

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, bridges2understa.wpstagecoach.com, 650.679,8138. blog http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_lessons_from_inside_out_to_discuss_with_kids The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and…