Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

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Developing Your Child's Emotional Intelligence
Parents can play a major role in helping or hindering children's development of emotional regulation skills. Consider the factors that make emotion regulation difficult for kids and learn techniques for…
Anxiety - The Way Out Is Through
Fear is a necessary emotion. But when a child's responses to perceived threats are more intense, pervasive, and enduring than the situation warrants, anxiety can become a serious problem. Pick…
How Kids Manage Anger - Positive Discipline
Are timeouts productive? How should punishment be used, if at all? Learn how to respond constructively to children's anger and help kids learn to manage and communicate it in healthy,…
Building Authentic Self-Esteem
All the parental praise and cheerleading in the world won't make a child develop authentic self-esteem. Discover the important developmental changes that occur in children's self-concepts over time, and how…
Teaching Kids to Care - The Roots of Empathy
Empathy involves more than just "being nice." Explore the three interwoven strands of empathy - affective resonance, cognitive perspective taking, and motivation for compassionate behavior. Then, look closely at three…
What Makes Kids Happy?
Parents can't make their children happy - what they can do is help them develop the skills and attitudes that contribute to happiness. Gain strategies for guiding and supporting kids…
How Children Make Friends
Track the fascinating changes that happen in children's friendships, as they move from the simple "love the one you're with" connections of young children, through the palling around of school-age…
Playing Well with Others
Explore the stages of how children learn to play: solitary, parallel, associative, and cooperative play. Witness the extraordinary variety of children's pretend play and understand its social and emotional importance.…
Making Up and Breaking Up with Friends
Arguments, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings are an unavoidable part of any relationship. Look at the reasons why children argue with friends, the methods through which they resolve their differences, and…
Belonging, Status, Popularity, and Rejection
What makes some kids popular? Why do some kids have trouble getting along? In this lecture, study the characteristics linked to four research-based categories of social status that children might…
Teasing and Bullying
Kids can be very mean to each other. Learn about the long-term effects of bullying for both the target and the bully. Understand what distinguishes bullying from ordinary meanness and…
Growing up Social in the Digital Age
Unlike previous generations, children today are growing up in a digital world. Discover the parallels between online and face-to-face behaviors and how anonymity (perceived or real) changes the bullying game.…

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Developing Your Child's Emotional Intelligence
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