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Defenses

…not exist anymore, not in the world of the adult. It is helpful to examine how your original defensive adaptations are affecting your life today. Can you remember how you cut yourself off from pain and frustration when you were little?What were the behaviors or habits that soothed you as a child? Did you suck your thumb?Did you rub a favorite blanket?Did you distract yourself by picking a fight with another child?Did you keep yourself company by t…

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How to Identify Your Critical Inner Voice

…critical inner voice. Once you have become aware of its negative guidance, you can make a conscious effort to not act on its destructive advice. Watch a Whiteboard Video on The Critical Inner Voice So how do you uncover this internal enemy, which is hidden among your more objective and realistic views and reactions? The trick is to separate it from the thoughts and feelings that represent your own point of view. One of the reasons that it is diffi…

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Touchpoints: Three to Six

…on, M.D. – This book takes parents into the world of their young children, exploring the developmental stages they go through both physically and psychologically. The book’s author, renowned child development expert. T. Berry Brazelton, helps parents learn to help their children through the rocky milestones in their growth. From temper tantrums to social encounters, technology to toilet training, the book covers a database of information on the ma…

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Touchpoints: Birth to Three

…s a great comfort and guide in the floundering first years of parenthood. With insights into the unique experience of children and parents alike, this book can help bridge the gaps in understanding between mothers, father and their children….

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The Emotional Life of the Toddler

…us point of view, toddlers undergo a whirlwind of emotions – from fear to defiance, exuberance to frustration. Understanding the causes and effects of these emotions can help parents relate to and assist their children through the ups and downs of their very young lives….

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Communication Between Couples: How to Communicate in a Relationship

…hat you are will have to compromise or capitulate. This is not to say that you can’t be angry, frustrated or provoked. You have a right to all of your thoughts and feelings. Just consider that your partner may have something to say that is worth listening to and considering. This conversation is not a battleground where you must prove that you are right; it is not a fight that you must win. Step 2: Talking to Your Relationship Partner Going into a…

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The Importance of Tradition

…em as a burden into the future. Each generation must take nourishment from the other and give knowledge to the one that comes after.” We desperately need our traditions. Part of the responsibility of having the chance to live at all — should we choose to look at it that way — is to be a part of the transmission of our particular family and ethnic customs. In so doing, we honor past generations by passing on their rites and rituals to the next gene…

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Striving for Greatness: Be the Star of Your Own Show

…and our own vital importance to the world around us. Research studies into how the public views famous people point to two rather disturbing findings: our tendency to elevate that which is outside of ourselves to celebrity, or “good” status, and to demote that which is innately within us to a level of diminished importance and mediocrity, or a “less good” status. So-called, “parasocial” research shows that some people actually feel closer to celeb…

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Being a good therapist and being a good parent require the same skills

…, this task is more formidable in the parenting situation as compared with the therapy session. Nonetheless, there is something to be learned by parents if they examine the traits that good therapists exhibit and the ways that they relate to their clients. What are the traits of a good therapist? Research into what makes psychotherapy effective has shown that the most important element that brings about therapeutic progress is a good working relat…

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