Monthly Archives: July 2013

My Parenting Toolbox–Regulating our own Emotions

As parents we are often concerned about helping our children regulate their emotions. That is, helping them handle frustration, anger, sadness, excitement, fear and other strong emotions in an appropriate manner, soothing themselves. ┬áThis ability is so important for our … Continue reading

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The Parenting Toolbox

Do you ever wish that you had a toolbox that you could reach into and find just the right tool to handle a particular issue as a parent? ┬áMost of us have wished kids came with a set of instructions. … Continue reading

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More on Looking for Happiness

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been sharing some of what the research teaches us about ways to be happier. We’ve explored the importance of play, community, and having new experiences. Let’s look at two more ways to lead … Continue reading

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Happiness, Part 2

Last post I mentioned that we all have an individual natural set point for happiness. That set point, determined by our genes, determines about 50% of our happiness levels. Our circumstances account for only about another 10%. (People generally overestimate … Continue reading

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