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How to Turn Criticism into an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

It has often been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Problem is, others may not agree with how you choose to raise your child, and you won’t always be able to control how they consider a child “should be raised.” Inspired by John Gottman ’s studies, “Emotion Coaching” has been found to lead to fewer behavior problems, better academic outcomes, better self-regulation, and greater emotional and physical health. Put differently, t here is no doubt that treating your child’s emoti...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Communication, Child Development, Perfectionism, Emotional Intelligence, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, John Gottman, Rosenthal, Maturity


The Different Things You’re Doing That Steal Time—And How to Stop

Many of us lament that we don’t have time for the things we’d like to do—catch a movie on a weeknight, take a fun dance class on a Saturday, start a creative project, go for a run, read, take a weekend getaway. But the reality is that many of us are doing things we don’t actually need to be doing. When we eliminate those things, space suddenly opens up, and we naturally create more time. According to time management expert and bestselling author Laura Vanderkam, knowing what to eliminate...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Dalton, Faye, Marshall Goldsmith, Chris Bailey, Loflin, Laura Vanderkam, Vanderkam


Why We Don’t Perform at Our Best and How to Change That

Riley Jenkins, a consultant at an elite firm, prides herself on responding to her clients’ emails within an hour. She works every Saturday. She never takes a flight that doesn’t have internet access, so she can work (and of course attend to her inbox). She stays up late working on clients’ proposals. She always picks work over her personal life. And her face is always in her phone. But none of this makes her a star employee. And she doesn’t feel any more caught up. Instead, she constantly fe...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Riley, Laura Vanderkam, Vanderkam, Doug Lemov, Riley Jenkins


Own Your Contribution

“Life is not about accumulation. It is about contribution.” Stephen Covey’s powerful words resonate on  oh so many  levels. In the work setting, it’s not about accumulating personal performance accolades; it’s about our contribution to the betterment of the entire organization. In the social sphere, it’s not about the number of friends that we accumulate (know any “friend collectors”?), but about how we can meaningfully contribute to just  one person’s life . And in the neighborhood, it’s n...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Blame, Responsibility, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement, Stephen Covey


ADHD: Parenting Beyond Behavior, Beliefs, and Grades

When we look at the whole story of children diagnosed with ADHD, we find that hindsight reveals deeper challenges that have not received attention. While the average age of presentation is between 3 to 6 years of age with the average age of diagnosis coming at 7 years of age, developmentally, other pictures emerge. In taking history we learn of symptoms and challenges that were present from an early age. Eventually, those children diagnosed (and undiagnosed) have endured labels very different...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Self-esteem, Adhd, Grades, Berger, Stigma, School Performance, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Adhd And Add, Rapoport, Gilliam, Melamed J Cassuto


The True Meaning of Regret, According to Science

Everyone has regrets, but you always imagine that those regrets revolve around action you took and the mistakes you believe you’ve made. We focus so much on the decisions we make in the moment, wondering if we made the wrong choice in hindsight, but a recent study published in the journal  Emotion indicates that the old adage still rings true: it’s not the things you do in life that you regret, it’s the things you don’t  do. In a  study entitled “The Ideal Road Not Taken,” Corn...
Tags: Psychology, Regret, Research, Cornell, Worry, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Rumination, Gilovich, Tom Gilovich, Irene Blecker Rosenfeld, Davidai S Gilovich


8 Ways to Instantly Feel Empowered to Face an Upcoming Challenge, A New Opportunity or a Tough Day

You’re about to ask for a promotion at work. You’re about to ask for a raise. You’re about to resign from your 9-to-5 to start your own business. You’re about to take a step toward expanding your business. You’re about to give a speech. You’re about to have a hard conversation. You’re about to say ‘yes’ or say ‘no’ to a significant opportunity. You’re about to advocate for yourself—which is something you’ve actually rarely done before. And you need to feel empowered. Because right now you...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Garcia, DBT, Alyssa Mairanz, Mairanz, Leslie Garcia, Mairanz LMHC


Frequent Problem Behavior in Your Child? This Might Be Why

Having to deal with problem behavior in your child can leave you feeling frustrated and helpless. But what if this behavior was sparked by anxiety? A number of studies have found that children’s inability to process difficult emotions often leads to what commonly comes across as “problem” behavior. This may look like uncontrollable tantrums, unpredictability and impulsiveness, extreme clinginess, an inability to do what is expected (for example, an inability to follow simple instructions in ...
Tags: Psychology, Bad Behavior, Students, Parenting, Child Development, Discipline, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, McLaughlin, Moskowitz L J Walsh, Hajcak G Carr E G Zarcone J


When You Feel Uninspired at Work—And Can’t Quit

It’s another day at the office. Another boring, blah day. In fact, lately every day has felt this way. You’ve even thought about leaving, maybe fantasized about it on your lunch break or while sitting in another meeting you didn’t really need to attend. But right now, that’s not an option. Because money is tight. Because you’re the breadwinner. Because you carry the benefits for your family. Because you’re trying to get a mortgage or pay off your credit card debt. Because of any number of—valid,...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Happiness, Inspiration, Work Life Balance, Self-help, Creativity, Boredom, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Career Goals, JILL JACINTO, Jacinto, Meneghello


Why Happiness Is the Ultimate Currency

My friend Avi is a great barber. His customers, myself included, refer to his golden hands — his ability to satisfy my son’s desire to look like Ronaldo, or a woman’s desire before her daughter’s wedding to look like Grace Kelly. Putting his phenomenal skills together with his sound business sense, Avi could have easily expanded his business far beyond his little salon. So I asked him one day why he chose not to grow his business by adding a bigger place in a more central location in the city, o...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Personal, Self-help, Ronaldo, Humility, Gratitude, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Career Goals, Grace Kelly, Carl Jung, Fort Knox, Avi


To Risk Or Not To Risk?

We cannot wait until fear is no longer present in order to decide to make self-responsible choices. We must accept that fear will be a part of the process of change, usually in the form of a menacing or seemingly insurmountable threat. We must not be surprised if we have self-sabotaging thoughts or when we think things like, “You’ll be sorry if you go through that door! You’re just going to fall flat on your face and there won’t be anybody to pick you up or save you.” I do not believe that re...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Resilience, Forgiveness, Personal Growth, Self-compassion, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, Thom Rutledge, Self Forgiveness


Parenting Teens: 5 Key Developmental Principles to Keep in Mind

While the child before us has transformed into a maturing teenager, remembering where they are on the developmental path is critical to parenting in this stage. Despite the evolving physical features and push for independence, teens are still straddling an ever-changing position. Typically, they have one foot back in childhood and one foot in adolescence and require a holding environment to help them cross that chasm toward young adulthood. In this holding environment, we provide a bridge of s...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement


Do Personality Tests Really Mean Anything? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Are you an Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging personality (INFJ)? Maybe you’re an ENTJ or INTP? Don’t know what I’m talking about? You obviously haven’t checked your Myers Briggs personality type. We love a label in our society. It’s so much easier to identify where we belong, whom we belong with and why when we all have tidy labels to our names. Whether it’s the vagueness of your horoscope, the procrastinating fun of the  What Hogwarts House are you?  quiz , or the slightly more credib...
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Students, Workplace, US, Communication, Personality, Johnson, New Yorker, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Carl Jung, MBTI, Jung, Myers Briggs


Intelligent or Wise?

Good grades are all the rage these days. They’re supposed to measure how intelligent and industrious you are. Students strive for a high GPA, with the goal of being admitted into a top college. When they get that acceptance letter, all that hard work seems to have paid off. Time for celebration! You’ve made it! You’re set for life! Yay! Except when you’re not. Being intelligent and industrious is not everything. It is simply the ability to think logically, understand concepts, know formulas ...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Wisdom, College, Albert Einstein, Brain And Behavior, Success & Achievement, Academics, Marilyn, Intellect, Student Therapist, Pierre Abelard


The Value of Our Mistakes

None of us like to fail. But some of us find it especially difficult to rebound from a mistake. We beat ourselves up for months, even years, rehashing our blunder. We ruminate about what we could have done differently. We are stuck on what we lost. However, with time, we often discover that our failures are packed full of blessings, that our errors open doors to surprising opportunities. Even if they don’t lead us to fame and fortune, our mistakes make us better people. April Fool’s! Or Not T...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Steve Jobs, Self-help, Harvard University, Oprah, Baltimore, Perfectionism, Walt Disney, Stanford University, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Rowling, Helen Keller


Making Friends with Failure

Many of us may have grown up with the idea that making mistakes is a bad thing. When we received a bad grade or things didn’t go as expected, we may have felt distressed as we told our parents about it. We worried about their negative reaction. The urge to avoid errors goes back to an earlier time when our ancestors could not afford to make a mistake when they hunted for food or came across danger. Miscalculations cost people their lives in the olden days. Their minds were adept at helping ...
Tags: Psychology, Failure, Success, Self-help, Perfectionism, Achievement, Success & Achievement, Thomas Edison, Coping Skills, Blakely, Sara Blakely, Sara Blakely Spanx


Bright But Different: How to Best Help Your Child with Learning Differences to Succeed

All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods. These children are not disabled. They’re quite capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. But children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy. It can be tremendously difficult for parents to accept that their child may have a learning challenge that int...
Tags: Psychology, General, Learning, Students, Parenting, College, Failure, Self-help, Learning disability, Jason, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Carly, School Issues, Learning Differences, Learning Style


9 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home

Working from home can be incredibly convenient. You get to skip the long commute and rush-hour traffic. Your schedule is flexible, and can bend and bow to fit whatever you need to do (like picking up your kids from school and actually getting to the bank before it closes). But working from home isn’t without its challenges. For instance, distractions are aplenty: dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, and interruptions from everyone from your kids to UPS to your next-door neighbor. It’s also hard...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Facebook, General, UPS, Self-help, Creativity, Working From Home, Price, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Emily Price, Focusmate, Kate Rope, Focus Keeper


9 Tips for Breaking Out of a Rut

Lately, you’ve felt utterly uninspired. Lately, your days have been bland, dull and boring. It’s as though you’re a robot stuck on the same setting and program. Every. Single. Day. Maybe everything feels like one big slog. And you’re not sure what to do about it. You feel trapped, restless, frustrated, or overwhelmed. In other words, you’re in a rut. Ruts can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, something has simply gotten old. For instance, a once healthy and fulfilling routine, over time, ca...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Shonda Rhimes, Habits, Happiness, Inspiration, Social Media, Self-help, Rochester, Journaling, Journal, Boundaries, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement


Podcast: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

 Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get in shape. It’s also one of the most commonly failed resolutions. In this episode, you’ll meet a man who lost over 130 pounds and went on to become a transformational coach helping others to achieve the same goals. His success was not because of a New Year’s Resolution, and shows just why such January promises don’t work. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Instagram, Wales, America, Weight Loss, Jeremy, Resolutions, New Year's, Vincent, Success & Achievement, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol


RAD Tips for a Mindful Year

At the beginning of a new year, many of us start thinking about or have already planned several new year resolutions. These resolutions can be anything from exercising more, eating healthier, working less, more social time, or more time with loved ones. How have these resolutions worked out for you? What resolutions did you make at the beginning of 2018? Were you able to follow through with them? What did you learn about yourself while working toward accomplishing these resolutions? When we...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, New Year's, Personal Growth, Health-related, Success & Achievement, Life Change


Why You Can’t Slow Down

You know exactly what you need to do to slow down. You need to meditate. You need to sit on the couch, and catch a breather. You need to say no to additional assignments and commitments. You need to practice yoga, and take a few days off. But you can’t. In fact, you ramp up your workload instead. You hustle even harder. You pack your schedule even tighter. And, when you stop for a bit, if you actually stop for a bit, you wonder, Why? Why can’t I slow down? Why is resting so hard for me? For s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Manhattan, Taylor, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Austin Texas, Busyness, Workaholic, Saidipour, Panthea Saidipour LCSW, Katrina Taylor


5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here and you know what’s coming. Family members, friends and coworkers will ask, “What are your resolutions this year?” Usually it’s just an idle conversation starter. But sometimes they are seriously interested, which may mean to you that you need to get serious about making one. Or not. The very idea may make you annoyed, anxious or even depressed. Whatever your reaction, the questions do raise awareness of the yearly ritual. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to do something to ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Success & Achievement, Life Change, Rumination, New Year's Resolution, Janus, Roman god Janus, Overthinking


Thrive in the New Year: How to Set Intentions Not Resolutions

Each new year we are encouraged by society to set New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time that’s supposed to be filled with new hope of making things different in the coming year. However, if you’re like most people you aren’t a fan of setting New Year’s resolutions. In theory, it’s a good idea, but it leaves many people feeling like they’ve failed by the time February 1st rolls around. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to set intentions for 2019 instead of resolutions. What are New Year’s res...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Failure, Habits, Happiness, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Health-related, Success & Achievement, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes


25 Powerful Prompts to Help You Pick Your New Year’s Resolution

Often we pick resolutions that we think we should do. We should put ourselves on a diet and start going to the gym. We should do anything we can to lose weight. We should stop eating ______. We should get organized. We should have a capsule wardrobe. We should make more money. We should go for the promotion. We should read a book a week. We should be ________ or ________. And, not surprisingly, we don’t stick to these resolutions. Because who wants to follow some arbitrary goal? Who wants to fo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Creative writing, Journaling, Gillette, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping


Psychology Around the Net: December 8, 2018

Do you know what a psychiatric advance directive is? How mental health apps make money from your information? Why you need to fail before you can succeed? Don’t worry! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has these answers and more! Giving Patients a Voice in Their Mental Health Care Before They’re Too Ill to Have a Say: Could psychiatric advance directives help transform the mental health system? Specifically, how mental health patients are treated when their symptoms overwhelm them? A psy...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Goals, Failure, Success, Voice, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Around The Net, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Social Psychology, Don, Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Apps


Common Communication Challenges Women Face—And How to Effectively Navigate Them

Many women face challenges in how we communicate, whether it’s with our partners or our colleagues. The specifics of the situation don’t really matter, but the results are the same: We’re left feeling resentful and frustrated. For instance, according to relationship specialist Amy Kipp, LMFT, we often have a hard time expressing our needs and asking for them to be met. We fear that we’ll be seen as needy, or we’ll be inconveniencing people, she said. We fear that others will think we’re high-mai...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Women, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Women's Issues, Gender Bias, Gillette, Mental Health And Wellness, Active Listening, Success & Achievement, Assertiveness, San Antonio Texas


How to Reduce Mental Clutter That’s Keeping You Stuck

Do these statements sound all-too familiar? I’m too old for that. I’ve never been good at that. I don’t have the time. I just can’t do it. They may sound all-too familiar because these kinds of sentences run through your mind any time you want to try something new, any time you have a goal, any time you want to make a change. Any time, there’s an inkling of “I’d like to try that,” a similar soul-crushing thought pops up, and stomps on your desire before it ever takes flight. You think you’re ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Creativity, Clutter, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, Assumption


Comfort Zones: An Alternative Perspective

Comfort zones. They usually get a lot of bad press. We’re regularly told that they’re something we need to “break out of” or “smash” in order to progress and grow as a human being. I’ve lost count of the number of meme diagrams I’ve come across depicting this. You know the ones, with the “where the magic happens” mentality. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found there’s something a little conflicting about the language used here. “Comfort” versus “break out.” Why would I want to break somet...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, Avoidance, Comfort Zone, White, Anxiety And Panic, Success & Achievement, Coping Skills, Risk-taking, MASLOW, Yerkes, Fairhurst, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Alasdair White, John Fairhurst


Another Year, Another Birthday: Processing Getting Older

For the past few birthdays, I’ve been telling everyone I know that “I’m turning 24 again!” Huh. What are the odds? Now of course I’m kidding, but the reality is that as I’ve gone up in my 20’s the mentality of growing older becomes more and more evident. And before anyone wants to bite my head off (please don’t), I am aware that I’m still relatively young. But this year’s birthday stung just a tad — the number signifying my last year in this decade. The number that acknowledges adulthood in rea...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Personal, Milestones, Achievement, Success & Achievement, Psychology Today, Coping Skills, Merrell, Growing Older, Susan Scar Merrell, Helen Kivnivk, Kivnick