Posts Tagged "goals"

Know when to push and when not to push your child

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I work with many adults in my practice who struggle to follow through on the positive goals they set for themselves. These are goals like exercise, keeping a healthy diet, and making their needs a priority — all self-improvement goals. My clients are responsible adults as well as committed parents who are better at caring for others than for themselves. Adults who struggle to follow through on their personal goals and challenges often did not learn to persevere as children. Their own well-intended parents may have been too permissive when they allowed their child to give up and quit a challenging activity. 

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Parenting with presence: Trust your own instincts

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Listening to Amy Cuddy’s new book “Presence (Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges)” highlights the importance of body language and the ability to display “presence” when parenting effectively. Cuddy defines presence as “the state of being able to comfortably express our true thoughts and feelings and values and talents and knowledge — so knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”

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