It’s been well-documented that fighting excessively in front of the kids isn’t a good idea — it’s not only emotionally distressing for them, it can impact the way they process emotions and how they build relationships in the future.
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Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they're visibly upset, that's when parents tend to swoop in and offer comfort, perhaps with words or hugs (or OK, sometimes goldfish crackers and YouTube Kids). But it's even more important to teach them how to calm themselves.
Psychotherapist Amy Morin, who wrote the new book 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, says that being able to deal with stress, anger, frustration, and anxiety requires a specific set of skills. And that's where brain training comes in.
I’ve spent the past year interviewing men about their experiences as fathers, and one question consistently looms large for almost every dad. How can a man pass on the good lessons his father taught him, and also improve on the areas where his father came up short?
And what if his father came up way short, leaving little or no template for how to be a good man, stay emotionally engaged, and raise kids who feel loved by their mother and their father? It isn’t always an easy task.
My kids regularly come home from preschool raving about how much fun they had. But then when it's time to drop them off the next morning, they forget all about that and cry at having to leave me. One thing that helps: a selfie video.
Hunger has a strange effect on our emotions. Even the nicest folks can get a little upset, irritable, and snippy the minute they start to feel those familiar pangs down in their stomach. One solution is to eat, of course. But when that's not an option, there is another way you can avoid transforming into a bad Snickers commercial.
You knew it would happen, but you never thought it would happen this fast: Your child has become a teen. And now, suddenly, everything about you is annoying or embarrassing - the shirt you're wearing, the way you walk, the questions you ask, the gifts you buy, the pace at which you spread cream cheese on your bagel. The kid can't stand being around you.
As a new employee, there are a few pieces of advice you'll hear over and over again: Come in with a good attitude, offer to do extra work as often as possible, and never, ever, cry at work. But the fact is, you're human - you're going to cry. Rather than avoid it at all costs and reprimand yourself for not keeping your emotions in check, it's better to prepare for the time it happens.
Multiplayer video games can get toxic fast, especially when you're stuck with a team of overranked LOSERS and you are the ONLY ONE guarding the last capture point while Trash6Boner9 just DICKS AROUND. You complain to your friend or your partner, and they ask why you even play this game if it pisses you off so much. And then you feel utterly alone in the world.
The secret to happiness isn't keeping your head stuffed with rainbows and unicorns all the time, according to a new study. It's leaning into emotions -- even so-called negative ones -- that line up with your values. If you can figure out what you most want to feel, and revel in those feelings when they arrive, you'll be better off.
Little kids have a lot of big feelings, ones that can change rapidly and dramatically from the time it takes you say "Would you like a strawberry jam sandwich?" to "Oh dear, we only have the ends of the bread loaf left." But they can't always express their feelings in words, so they often do so in tantrums and tears. Prodding from Mum and Dad -- calm down, let's talk about it, tell me about your feelings, are you upset? -- only makes them more frustrated.
Over the last couple of years there have been some significant public debates where the results have defied belief - at least, the beliefs of some people. We've had the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency and we are facing a similar debate in Australia over the same-sex marriage vote.
On both sides of all these, and numerous other debates, are two broad schools of argument. And when that happens, there's little chance of a coherent debate.
If you're going to have an emotional meltdown at work, whether your boss is getting you down or nothing seems to be going your way, the key is to think about it -- and discuss it -- in terms of your passion for your work, not the emotions themselves. You'll get up faster, and your coworkers will understand better.
Empathy is overwhelmingly important to success. It's a skill you have to build, and Greater Good suggests that one way to build it is by visiting museums.