Tag Archives: behavior

Modeling good manners

August 10, 2015

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Modeling good manners by Susan Stiffelman —  “Me first;” “I want more;” and “Those are mine!” are all the normal expressions of a child who has not yet developed empathy or diplomacy. Children are naturally egocentric; if there is only one piece of pie left, they will grab it. If your daughter is having fun […]

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Taking care of financial clarity

September 13, 2013

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by Lucinda Lintz —  Splurging can have its consequences, as most of us have probably experienced from time to time. Accepting the splurge can be the key to unleashing the power to change spending behaviors. Accept, forgive and move on — consciously. Splurging with our eyes wide open allows room to make changes in behavior […]

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Hypnosis and self-esteem

May 15, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, penned: “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us. To see oursel’s as others see us!” On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest, how much do you like yourself? This question elicits responses ranging from “minus two” to the rare “10” […]

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It is no secret

March 19, 2013

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by Kathy Gates —  When you were a teenager, did you always sit as close to the back of the room as you could in class or church or even at the movies? Most of us did, probably to avoid the attention of teachers or other adults. And as you grew older, did you find […]

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If it is not broke, why are you trying to fix it?

January 3, 2013

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Can you imagine the world without the telephone? What about electricity, the light bulb or Disneyland? How about the telescope or E=MC2 or the automobile? Then there’s the airplane, chewing gum and “Star Wars.” Do you know what all of these inventions have in common? Each of their inventors stood […]

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Finding Mr./Ms. Right

October 30, 2012

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by James McClernan —  As I silently listened to Cindi’s heartfelt pain, I remembered how frequently I had heard such a cry. After a recent breakup at 27, she was single, with no children, living alone, and she felt life was passing her by. She would never find Mr. Right. No matter what kind of […]

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The one-eyed hypnotist

October 7, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Little Jimmie sits in front of the Saturday cartoons. You have selected his programs carefully to avoid violence, wild behavior and bad language. You know the programs are relatively wholesome, and you really need the time to get some things done. Little Jimmie loves it. Lunchtime comes, and he begins to […]

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Kids as teachers

September 18, 2012

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Children are our greatest teachers, because kids see, hear and feel things that adults do not. If you want to know what is going on in a room, watch the children and their reflection of the behaviors occurring around them. Because children have not developed the verbal skills to describe […]

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Old habits impede optimal health

September 18, 2012

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by Cary Bailen —  We frequently show love to the special people in our lives through unhealthy food, such as old-fashioned cookies, ice cream, soda or candy. Often, these are considered a treat or a reward. They mean we are being good, we deserve it or, perhaps, we offer them as an act of love […]

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The parallel journey between our children and ourselves

September 6, 2012

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by Rochelle Sparrow —  Our children’s path to self-discovery is a mirror reflection of how self-aware we have become about our own childhoods. As such, it is important to ask how much the denial of experiences in our childhood helps create that which we most fear will happen to our children. A group of us […]

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The meaning of compassion

April 12, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  Compassion is interesting stuff. So interesting, in fact, that it can get confusing. Confusion may result from a belief that compassion is the same thing as enabling. It is not. Enabling is giving someone permission to act out inappropriately, whether it is in the form of addiction, abuse or any other […]

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Myofascial release helps hyperactivity

March 1, 2012

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by Maria Troia –  A recent article in The New York Times reported that hyperactivity in children is caused by a “particular portion of the body being too active.” Hyperactive behavior may present in a child who is constantly active, talks excessively, fidgets, is easily distracted, has difficulty concentrating or following directions, and behaves aggressively. […]

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Health updates: Cell phone effects and why we cry

February 28, 2012

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The following is new information on how cell phones affect the body and why we cry. Cell phone effects now seen in thermographic imaging Now for the first time, through the use of thermographic imaging, scientists can see the changes taking place internally after just a 15-minute phone call. Instead of dominant “cool” blues and […]

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