Shifting from Manager to Consultant Pt. 1 – Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Michael Riera has amazing knowledge about teenagers. I highly recommend his book Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers. Here is part 1 of 2 parts of a brief summary of his book.   From Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera, Ph.D Writer and psychologist Theodore Lidz, gives a well-rounded description of the adolescent…

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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…

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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…

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Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Component of Education

  Leah Davies has done a great job describing 8 areas of Emotional Intelligence learning in the classroom. This is also important information for parents. Perhaps parents could encourage EI training in school? Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Component of Education By Leah Davies, M.Ed. Why do people with high Intelligence Quotients (IQs) sometimes fail and…

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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…

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