Beliefs and Actions that Build Emotional Connection in Families Pt 1.

Building Connections: These beliefs and actions build greater understanding and connections between parents and children. How much are you creating connection?  My parenting actions are based on the belief that “I am emotionally and physically available” for my child as much as possible. Connection  Comes  First. The relationship between me and my child is more…

Beliefs and Actions that Build Emotional Connection Pt. 2

Building Connections: These beliefs and actions build greater understanding and connections between parents and children. How much are you creating connection?  Children’s basic nature is to love their parents. When they misbehave they are feeling disconnected and can’t think clearly, they lack maturity or could be trying to reach a goal through negative means. The…

The Emotional Intelligence, Health, and Well-Being Nexus: What Have We Learned and What Have We Missed?

I am such a strong proponent of  the need for and value of developing Emotional Intelligence in our children. But this starts with the adults developing their own intelligence before they can respond with wisdom to their children. Here is an article published in the Applied Psychology, Health and Well-Being Journal on Nov. 28, 2011…

The Family is Our First School for Emotional Learning, Daniel Goleman

Understanding our emotions and being able to discuss emotions with our children is key to family connection and happiness. Often, parents did not learn about the range of emotions growing up so being emotionally aware with children can be quite challenging. I gain great wisdom from Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence. I encourage you to read…