Learn Empathetic Responses to Keep Your Teen Sharing

Teens are at the developmental stage where their life focus is moving away from their family of origin to creating their own family in the future. Their prefrontal cortex, their thinking and analyzing brain, won’t be fully developed until the mid-20’s. So, as parents, we watch this process with often feelings of concern, fear, and…

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Nature vs. Nurture: Pt 2, Raising Challening Children

Continued by Dr. Stanley Greenspan While many people studying child development recognize that biology and upbringing work together, this recognition has not been sufficiently applied in advice to parents. I would like to propose a potentially more optimistic way of thinking about dealing with challenging children. This new approach focuses on how “nature” and “nurture”…

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Nature vs. Nurture: Raising Difficult Children by Stanley Greenspan Pt. 1

Original URL: http://life.familyeducation.com/parenting/behavioral-problems/40419.html   Nature vs Nurture: Raising Difficult Children You’re Not the Cause, but You Can Be the Solution Eight-year-old Jessica wasn’t an easy child. A bossy, fussy girl with only a few friends, she frustrated and alienated even the people who loved her most. She threw tantrums over seemingly minor issues – “These…

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