Everyone remembers their first love. There is just something about the feelings and memories of that first love that can never be forgotten. Firsts of any kind are often memorable, but there is something uniquely special about your first love. Maybe it’s that it was the first time you ever experienced such strong feelings about […]
More active students do better in school. But now we know something more: more active students are easier to live with. That’s an outcome the parent of every teen would like to see.
As a teen, you are likely familiar with staying up late finishing homework or talking to your friends. Whether you’re staying up late by choice, or because you are extremely busy with sports, extra-curricular activities and schoolwork, the reality is that most teens are simply not getting enough sleep. Between busy schedules and the biological […]
Someone recently said to me, “If I laugh when I’m happy, why can’t I yell when I’m angry? It’s the same thing. People smile and laugh when they’re happy and they frown and yell when they’re mad.” When people get very angry and start yelling at others, they often hear, “Stop yelling at me” or […]
Multiple times each day, we ask our friends and ask us, “How are you?” It is as common as saying hello. We even ask total strangers how they are doing when go to Starbucks or the mall. Rarely, however, do we answer this question honestly, even when asked by our closest friends and family members. […]
You are the one who gets to say if you like how you look. If you don’t like your appearance, well, you’re the only one who gets to decide. But keep in mind that you just might be wrong. Most likely, you look just fine. Little kids don’t much care how they look. They run […]
Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well (wikipedia.com). Another definition (Merriam-Webster) is forgive: to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong) : […]
Imagine a pill that helped children cope with stress better, improved mood and physical health, had no serious negative side effects, and didn’t cost a penny. We would all want one, right? Well, it’s not a pill, but there is something that does all those things: