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Child’s Play: What to Give Christmas Morning

For most children, the magic of Christmas is waking to find new toys and games, each one offering the promise of sheer joy and hours of fun. Much is written each year about which toys are popular, which are age-appropriate, and which are educational. Far less is said about parents’ role in child’s play […]

December 24th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

The Least Used, Most Useful Line in Parenting (or Mentoring)

Try this the next time your children come to you with a complaint or a problem that isn’t completely outside of their ability to solve: Listen without interrupting, take a moment to acknowledge their emotional state (“I can tell that you’re mad”), and then offer this question, “What are you going to do?”

In my […]

December 5th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

The Thanksgiving Day Ritual

 

Some of the more practical parenting information that science has produced pertains to risk and protective factors.

A risk factor is any attribute or characteristic that increases the odds that a child will experience a bad outcome. For example, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that children of alcoholics are between 4 […]

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Parent|Tags: , , , , |

Erin’s Way

The anniversary of my mother’s death is just before Thanksgiving, so at this time of the year my thoughts go to her—Erin McLavy Cavell.

On the day she died, we drove to Louisiana for the funeral and I sat down and wrote these words, which my siblings asked me to read at her funeral:

This year, […]

November 21st, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , , |

A Fable about How to Be with Those We Love

In a study done over 30 years ago, researchers pulled first graders from different classrooms and had them interact in a new play group several days in a row. Selected were children who well liked by classmates and children who were actively disliked. Also in the play groups were children who were less extreme […]

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent, Relationships, Self & Other|Tags: , , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #10

Today’s post is the tenth and final post in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this as part of a forthcoming book about parenting (You’re Not the Worst Parent in the World). My goal is to help parents appreciate what I call the “emotional hazards” of […]

November 7th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #9

Today’s post is the ninth in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this for a forthcoming book about parenting. I was trying to find a way to help parents appreciate what I call the emotional hazards of parenting. So, the 10 most useful emotion facts are […]

November 1st, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #8

Today’s post is the eighth in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this for a forthcoming book about parenting. I was trying to find a way to help parents appreciate what I call the emotional hazards of parenting. So, the 10 most useful emotion facts are […]

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #7

Today’s post is the seventh in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this for a forthcoming book about parenting. I was trying to find a way to help parents appreciate what I call the emotional hazards of parenting. So, the 10 most useful emotion facts are […]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #6

Today’s post is the sixth in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this for a forthcoming book about parenting. I was trying to find a way to help parents appreciate what I call the emotional hazards of parenting. So, the 10 most useful emotion facts are […]

October 10th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , , |