Effects of Bullying on a Child With Social Anxiety

Bullying in school can be a particular problem for children with social anxiety. The first step to helping a bullied child is to learn about the effects of bullying. Perhaps you have seen a change in your child’s behavior that has you worried and you might be wondering things such as the following:   What are[…]

Change Negative Thoughts For Success

Forget Positive Thinking: This Is How To Actually Change Negative Thoughts For Success    There’s no shortage of self-help gurus who swear that repeating positive phrases to yourself can change your life, encouraging that if you simply tell yourself “I am strong and successful”, your fears will simply disappear.   If you’ve tried using positive[…]

How to Support Your Kid at School Without Being a Helicopter Parent

Parents can help their children most by getting back to the basics and not trying to solve everything. As the school year looms, it’s easy for parents like me to feel a sense of intense pressure. We may worry, sometimes for valid reasons, about our children’s academic progress, independence, and social life. We get caught[…]

Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Everyone Struggles With Confidence   Self-confidence is defined as a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-confidence is important to your health and psychological well-being.   Having a healthy level of self-confidence can help you become successful in your personal and professional life.   Benefits of Self-Confidence When you believe in yourself,[…]

How to Build a Relationship Based on Interdependence

Most of us value connection with others, especially in our romantic relationships. In fact, we are wired for connection and it allows us to create bonds and intimacy with our partner. The success of long-term relationships depends heavily on the quality of our emotional connection with each other. When we think of our ideal relationships we often[…]

Ways to Help Teens Feel Good about Themselves

As teens struggle with anxiety and perfectionism, how can we help them like who they are?   No one wants to hang out with me. I’m a failure at school. All my other friends seem happy. What’s wrong with me?   These kinds of negative thoughts are becoming more common in our homes and schools.[…]

New Year’s Resolutions That Put Your Mental Health First

The new year is an opportunity to hit the refresh button on your body, mind, and spirit.   Have a Happier New Year Making positive changes at the start of a new year doesn’t have to be about the numbers on the scale or hitting the gym. This year, why not make an effort to[…]

Master the Art of Nonverbal Communication With These Tips

Top 10 Nonverbal Communication Tips   Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, research has shown that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication.   How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? The following tips[…]

Nonverbal Communication

9 Major Nonverbal Behaviors   According to experts, a substantial portion of our communication is nonverbal. Every day, we respond to thousands on nonverbal cues and behaviors including postures, facial expression, eye gaze, gestures and tone of voice. From our handshakes to our hairstyles, nonverbal details reveal who we are and impact how we relate to[…]