Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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What the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids.
As parents, we spend the majority of our time and energy creating unbreakable bonds with our children as well as a stable foundation to allow them to spread their own wings.
To become the best parent on earth, you must confront your own past experiences to become present in your child’s life.
3 tips to help you regain control and create positive and lasting habits that will make your child calm and cooperative.
How seeing the good in others can help bring love and forgiveness into the world.
Children don't act out because they want to make life hard, but because they are attempting to tell us something important.
Dinner time often means power struggles between parents and children. Learn how to find a better way out.
Make a choice. Is it okay for you having relaxing moments? If so, create an atmosphere at home where it feels okay to have your guard down and do absolutely nothing.
Children need space and trust to allow them to master things by themselves, to make and solve their own problems. This creates genuine self-esteem and self-reliance.
If we fill up our children’s 'glass of loneliness,' it doesn't only bring more peace into their lives, it also gives us the satisfaction of feeling like a better parent.
Positive thinking must become a habit we practice every day, not merely when it's convenient. Reframing helps kids (and adults) cope with setbacks and look on the bright side.
Playing outside, digging for worms, planting vegetables, and essentially coming into contact with plenty of dirt and livestock are actually good things. Not just good — essential.
Talking openly to our children about sexuality leads to them learning about the beauty of their own bodies, and to love every part of themselves.
Due to the technological age we find ourselves in, it is important to remember what true connection looks like. Meeting with friends connects and commits us on a deeper level.
If we don’t start to acknowledge the necessity of human connectedness our children will lose sight of the importance of meaningful relationships.
It's almost like beneath our New Year’s promises there is something written in invisible ink. Other stories—a narrative about not being worth our own weight at all.
There are many factors creating turmoil, insecurity, and stress in our children’s lives. One is the many inputs children take in every day.
Iben Sandahl is a Danish psychotherapist who is a parenting expert, author, and speaker.