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lying in children

The Truth About Lying in Children: Strategies for Healthy and Honest Communication

The Truth About Lying in Children: Strategies for Healthy and Honest Communication   It’s natural for children to lie as they are trying to explore the boundaries of what they can and cannot do. However, lying can become a problem when it starts to interfere with your child’s development or when it becomes a habit. …

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emotion regulation and parenting

The Link Between Parenting and Emotion Regulation in Children

The Link Between Parenting and Emotion Regulation in Children Parenting can have a profound impact on the emotional development of young children.  From the moment a child is born, parents start influencing their development. One of the most important aspects of parental influence is emotion regulation – teaching kids how to deal with their emotions …

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self-compassion with teens

Improving Teen Mental Health with Self-Compassion 

  Improving Teen Mental Health with Self-Compassion  It’s no secret that teenage years can be tough. Between school, extracurricular activities, socializing, and trying to figure out who you are and what you want in life, teens have a lot on their plates. And when you add in mental health challenges things can feel pretty overwhelming.  …

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Guilt after loss

Experiencing Guilt After the Loss of a Loved Ones: Ways to Cope in Our Grief Process

    Experiencing Guilt After the Loss of a Loved Ones: Ways to Cope in Our Grief Process Guilt is a natural reaction to a traumatic experience, and it can make it difficult to cope with a loss of a loved one when we carry strong beliefs stemming from this emotion. Guilt can vary in …

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High Emotional Sensitivity

Children with High Emotional Sensitivity: Understanding the Role of Temperament

Children with High Emotional Sensitivity: Understanding the Role of Temperament Every child is unique, and one of the things that makes them unique is their temperament. Temperament is the combination of characteristics that make up a person’s emotional reactivity, intensity of expression, and overall mood. It’s important to understand your child’s temperament and how it …

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Emotional Intimacy

5 Tips for Developing Emotional Intimacy within a Romantic Relationship

5 Tips for Developing Emotional Intimacy within a Romantic Relationship It’s no secret that emotional intimacy is key to a happy and healthy romantic relationship. Meaningful relationships are founded on emotional intimacy and this type of intimacy is built through trust, mutual respect, and shared vulnerability. However, developing and maintaining emotional intimacy can be difficult, …

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the dopamine effect

The Dopamine Effect:  Understanding Dopamine and Our Behavior

The Dopamine Effect:  Understanding Dopamine and Our Behavior  Our day-to-day behaviors are governed by a delicate balance of neurotransmitters in our brains. Dopamine is one such neurotransmitter, and is responsible for motivating us to seek out rewards. Too little dopamine can lead to a lack of motivation, while too much can lead to impulsive and …

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