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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...
Managing Your Child’s Meltdowns
Meltdowns certainly happen to kids of any age, but they are most prevalent in kids between two and four years of age...
Solutions for Siblings’ Squabbles
Siblings squabbling: it’s not just a tongue twister! If you have more than one child, sibling rivalry is a likely...
Dealing with Mommy Guilt
Guilt. It’s no fun. It’s also inevitable, especially for parents. Why do you feel guilty? Maybe you feel like you’re...
Raising an Empathetic Child
Many years ago, when my children were young, our house burned down on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, we got out safely...