Eight Weapons in the War on Anger (# 5 – 8)

These four weapons are from Nancy Samalia’s book, Love and Anger:  The Parental Dilemma.Even though we may know these tips, it’s always great to be reminded. The other four are in a complementary blog https://bridges2understanding.com/eight-weapons-in-the-war-on-anger/  Which ones do you use? 5. STAY SHORT AND TO THE POINT – Be specific. It’s pointless to tell a…

Learn About Communication Blocks So Parents Can Improve Connection

I learned about  Communication Blocks many years ago when I studied the parenting program Active Parenting by Michael Popkin. PhD. Every private coaching client I have worked with has realized that they consistently block their children’s expression of their emotions. After becoming aware of not blocking communication, the next step is to learn how to…

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed

I see life as a continuous journey of developing my emotional intelligence. Relationships blossom when people emotionally connected. I believe parents play a large part in their children’s emotional development by how proficient they are in listening to and empathizing with their children. This requires parents own continual self-reflection and self-improvement. Daniel Goleman, the author…