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On “Inside Out” and Emotional Intelligence
To me, one of the most exciting things about the movie is that it shines a light on the subject of emotional intelligence (or EQ): the ability to recognize, understand and manage one’s own emotions.
When your child meets the new sibling in town
Provide one-on-one time. Whether it’s Mom reading to the older child while baby sleeps in a sling on her chest, or Dad/partner taking them to the park while Mom and baby nap, it’s important that the older child still gets some undivided attention.
Should you have a second child?
First, I want to stress that no matter what anyone says—including me!—this is a decision that only the parents can make.
Tips to get your child Back-to-school ready
With summer coming to a close and the new school year upon us, many families face the challenge of getting their children back-to-school ready.
Be more concerned about your child’s EQ than IQ
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the process by which children learn to recognize, understand and manage their emotions.
Want to Raise Empathetic Kids? Get them a dog.
One of the greatest lessons of my life came from a dog. It was Christmas Eve, 1989, and our house was burning to the ground.
How to teach a child to be optimistic
We hear the cliches all the time: Look on the bright side! Think positive! Don't worry, be happy! And depending on our mood, we may respond, "Go jump in a lake"... or words to that effect.
The Smart Mom’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence
I want to have a chat about your EQ. Not your IQ, but your emotional intelligence—because that is going to be a lot more important to your children’s well-being and success than your...
How to Avoid a Mommy Meltdown
About a month ago, I was at an airport and I stopped to get something to eat before boarding. There was a mother...
Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood
Here’s a staggering statistic: Kindergarten teachers report that more than 30% of children entering classrooms today...