“Relax!” Few things grate on my nerves more than being told to “relax” when frustrated or anxious. When someone tells you to calm down, does that work for you? I would think most people cannot relax on demand. Children lacking in self-regulation cannot be told to calm down; they need to be taught how to … Continue reading A “Mindfulness” Approach to Reading
Why do some people reach their goals and others do not? Many people are under the assumption that willpower is necessary to achieve what we want. On the contrary, willpower often creates stress and causes us to focus on what we cannot or should not do. It is much better to focus on what we … Continue reading Weight Watchers and Essay Writing: A Structured Approach
Doesn’t it seem as though parents and children can look at a messy room and see the same thing differently? In my mind, I am thinking to myself, “Why does this have to sit on the floor? Doesn’t it bother you? How long does it take to just put it away or throw the clothes … Continue reading Messy Thinking?