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Fun fact – I am not only a ‘Belieber’, I am also a 'Believer' – a believer that there are two types of people in this world: those who know how to properly apologize and those who do not. What many people don’t know, or don’t care to pay attention to, is that there is such a thing as over-apologizing and under-apologizing.
A new study from Duke University found (as expected) that technology use can lead to increases in attention, behavior, and self-regulation problems in adolescents, but some positive outcomes to technology use were found as well. On days that adolescents spent more time using digital technologies, they were also less likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Validation is key to building a strong relationship with your child. When children experience invalidation, their self-esteem decreases, as does their trust in you. Many parents, teachers and professionals in a child's life don't realize the tremendous power their words have. "You should do ...." "Why didn't you...." "You should be more like...", are all roadblocks in learning and connecting with your child. When we practice validation skills, we show children that emotions matter and that we are here for them.

An interesting article in the most recent Monitor on Psychology (July/August 2014) highlighted a problem which we may all be familiar with. The problem, stuttering,...

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and...

The holidays bring about many positive feelings. Family time including dinners, vacations and cultural and religious celebrations can bring us closer together with loved ones...

  The New York Times published “Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K” on October 21, 2013.  Research has proven that talking to our children from...