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Using Words to Contend with Feelings by Dr. Barney Greenspan

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Building Resilience, Bullying, Grief, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide |

The use of words is often least appreciated when mastering feelings. In infants, feelings are experienced as bodily sensations, pleasant or unpleasant, and are communicated through bodily actions (screaming, crying and as motility develops, in kicking, pushing, hitting and running).

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A Different Approach: Make Room for Worry

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Mood Swings, Chronic Illness, Sleep & Parasomnias, The Wire |

Many of us experience the nagging presence of worry. About to drift off to sleep? Not so fast, you forgot to worry about tomorrow. Feeling excited about your new job? Wait, did you think about all that could possibly go wrong? This pattern of a thought or emotion followed by worry or anxiety is very common.

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Developing Your Child’s Emotional Quotient: The Value of Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Sandra Wartski

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Autism Spectrum, Bullying, Caregiving, Depression, Learning Challenges, Marriage & Family, Parenting, School Concerns, The Wire |

High intelligence, academic success, and intense curiosity are admirable, but happiness and success in our complicated world also depends upon well-developed social and emotional skills as well. It is these skills which allow children to become happier, more confident…

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