More than anything, a parent wants their child to feel loved. The manner in which they go about it, however, may strengthen or weaken a child’s resiliency. The difference between an empathic approach and a sympathetic style may determine the amount of grit a child brings to the table in life. Resonating with a child’s feeling states is empathic . Dismissing a child’s experience because a parent is uncomfortable with the difficult emotions and wishes to “fix it” qualifies as a form of pity or sympathy. The parent becomes the saver and rescuer and the child is postured as the “victim.” Disappointment is an unpleasant emotion with which most humans can relate. Faced with developmental challenges, kids experience disappointment regularly. If handled with empathy, the experience of intense disappointment may help a child retry and grow . If approached with sympathy, the child may quit or expect special treatment. For example, Charlie’s friend, Jon, is trying out for a travel … [Read more...] about Raising A Resilient Child In A Competitive World
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Source: Image by Lanfear's Bane on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Science has established that dogs experience the same basic emotions as does a 2- to 3-year-old child. That means to say that a dog can feel happy, sad, angry, fearful, disgusted, and surprised. The question of whether they feel the more complex social emotions, including guilt , pride, shame , envy, and jealousy is still open to investigation. For example, jealousy is an emotion that involves three individuals. It is the unhappy feeling of being replaced in someone else's affections or the suspicion that the object of your affection has been unfaithful in your relationship. Some researchers feel that this involves some pretty complex reasoning processes, which perhaps only humans are capable of. However, in a new report, a team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand suggests that dogs are capable of this emotion. "Research has supported what many dog owners … [Read more...] about Is It Possible for a Dog to Actually Experience Jealousy?
Hidden low-grade stressors lurking in your home can magnify your pandemic anxiety. Source: Joshua Ness/Unsplash Everyday surroundings can keep us in a state of low-grade stress that we ordinarily might not recognize. Chances are you’ve become so used to clutter, noise, harsh lights, and other environmental stressors that you don’t notice they add to your pandemic strain. Studies show that under environmental pressure, your stress hormone levels can escalate even when you’re not aware of it. Over time these hormone levels take a toll on your mental and physical health. Here are six major sources of low-grade stress that could be lurking in your personal space . 1 . Environmental Pollutants Scientists say that steady exposure to loud noises such as traffic, aircraft, and railway engines raise stress levels that can lead to high blood pressure even heart attacks. Plus lawnmowers, car engines, and loud music increase stress levels and interfere with your concentration … [Read more...] about Are Hidden Low-Grade Stressors Adding to Pandemic Strain?
" When my little boy shouts at me, it really pushes my buttons. I just can't help it. I always end up shouting back, or worse ." - Shannon Many parents tell me that when their child gets defiant, they "can't help" losing their tempers. And yes, your child will definitely figure out how to push every button you have. Source: AdobeStock/Used with Permission But if we can't stay calm when we feel provoked, how can we expect our children to do so? After all, their brains are still developing. We're supposed to be the role models. When you live with children, you can expect childish behavior. It's our job to calm the storm, not escalate it into a tsunami. Research shows that children and teens who are routinely yelled at are more likely to develop depression , anxiety and behavior problems, including physical aggression . Maybe you were yelled at and came out okay, but what would your life look like if you had zero self-esteem issues, zero tendency to … [Read more...] about When Your Child’s Anger Triggers You
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Shivangi Karn By Shivangi Karn on April 10, 2021 As some fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cucumber are renowned for their cooling effects, there is a range of herbs that are mostly cold in nature and are known to provide a cooling effect to the body, thus preventing the summer heat. These herbs can commonly be found in the Indian kitchen and have been used for thousands of years to prevent 'pitta' from aggravating during the summer season. Also, they help detoxify the body, improve digestion and refresh both mind and the body. Tips To Keep Your Heart Healthy During The Summer In this article, we will bring to you a list of healthy and cooling herbs, from which you can prepare iced teas and enjoy the summer. 1. Lemon Balm Iced Tea Lemon balm is a lemon-scented herb that belongs to the ‘Mint' family and is highly known for its cooling and soothing … [Read more...] about 7 Healthy And Cooling Herbal Iced Teas For Summer With Recipes