Explosive Physical and Emotional Growth Causes Tantrums in Teens and Toddlers - They say teens are toddlers with a better vocabulary. That’s not far off. Teens and toddlers are passing through a similar phase of rapid brain growth in which they lack emotional control and are trying to separate from parents. Both – you may have noticed – are prone to tantrums. “These are the two most dynamic periods of physical, intellectual and emotional … read more...
There’s nothing that makes your teen’s boyfriend or girlfriend look more attractive than you dissing their choice. In addition, your disapproval undermines your teen’s judgement and causes them to push back – hard. Unless the relationship is abusive or involves drugs or alcohol (in which case, nip it instantly), it’s best to leave it alone, even if the girlfriend or boyfriend does not meet your parental standards. Allowing your teen to make … read more...
If you passionately pursue hard goals that cause you to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and inspire others, you will learn grit, live your best life and serve as a great role model for others. That’s according to Caroline Miller, an expert in positive psychology and bestselling author who has pioneered ways for people to learn and nurture grit. Miller outlines how “to bake the grit cake,” in her captivating new … read more...
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