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…

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…