Coaching Your Kids: Cultivating A Positive Mindset I absolutely love the Big Life Journal Company. Big Life began in 2017 when founders Alexandra and Scott decided to create child-friendly resources to develop a growth mindset.  The husband and wife […]

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In an experiment published last month, researchers recruited schoolchildren, ages 9 and 10, who lived near the Champaign-Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and asked them to run on a treadmill. The researchers were hoping to learn […]

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Recently, a friend told me, “I just don’t understand why it is so hard for my 5 year old to clean his room!”  It seems every time, I have to stay right there and point to each thing […]
You want your son to stay in his bed, because you all have to sleep! Granted, he’s three and a half years old, but because you’ve asked him every night for the last 147 evenings, you expect him […]
Tips For Emotion Coaching Children – Avoid Blaming Using The “Triple Say Strategy.” When something goes wrong in my child’s life, he always blames someone else…even when he’s clearly at fault.  How can we help him accept more […]

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In a recent study, researchers recruited schoolchildren, ages 9 and 10, who lived near the Champaign-Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and asked them to run on a treadmill. The researchers were hoping to learn more about […]

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Phobias happen when tame, harmless things turn into bullies. They take on a power they don’t deserve, in ways that often don’t make sense. The fear is real and persuasive, and for kids, it can be particularly debilitating. […]
Whoever said “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” must have been married to a stuffed unicorn. Or a plastic potted plant. Because if they were in a relationship with another human being, that statement likely turned […]
How to Teach Growth Mindset to Teens This is a reprint from the brilliant Nicole Schwarz, the mastermind behind imperfectfamilies.com. His hands bang the table as his chair tumbles to the floor. “I can’t do it. It’s too hard. […]