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Parenting in the 21st Century

FIRST, TEACH HUMILITY. This is the advice of Dr. Leonard Saxe, a practicing family physician and psychologist to 21st Century parents. In his recent book, “The Collapse of Parenting” Dr. Saxe documents a dramatic decline in achievement and psychological health of American children in recent years; and notes the increasing evidence of parents being afraid to take a stand with their kids about responsibilities and values. He is a “back…

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Transformation – spontaneous change in perspective…..

Transformation is a process that occurs spontaneously and changes everything in an instant.  Most often, transformation comes over us but we have the power to create it for ourselves and change our lives in the process.  See the article entitled The Transformative Power of the Heart by Janet Carol Ryan in the February, 2012 issue of Science of Mind magazine.

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Overcome Negative Emotions

Life is too short for negative thoughts and emotions to rob you of emotional harmony.  Yet, how do we manage these thoughts and feelings when life constantly presents roadblocks that trigger them.  On July 6, 2011 Science Daily’s article entitled Distract Yourself or Think It over?  Two Ways to Deal With Negative Emotions offers some effective strategies; see below: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110705183849.htm

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Attachment is with us from the cradle to the grave…

ATTACHMENT THEORY AND WOUND HEALING…………Secure attachment to an important other (a parent, child, partner, pet) improves our health and healing.   When we feel connected and supported, our body releases oxytocin and vasopressin, two hormones that promote health and wound healing.   See Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol 35(7), Aug, 2010, pg 1082-1090.

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