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How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

Pedagogy

6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

Creativity

Science Says Doing This One Thing Will Make Your Kids Happier Adults

By AnnaMarie Houlis<p>Science says happier people are raised by parents who do this one thing, according to Jeff Haden. But I need to ask: What if the …

Happiness

5 Smart and Effective Ways to Discipline your Child

Mighty Mommy shares five smart approaches to discipline that will help redirect naughty behaviors and get your child to think twice before making a …

Parenting

Noticing Yourself Starting To Procrastinate? Do This ASAP

<i>Grace Smith is on a mission to bring hypnotherapy to the masses. Her distinct style of hypnotherapy feels more like “meditation with a goal,” as she</i> …

Hypnotherapy

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

How To Learn To Respond — Not React. Making the Unconscious, Conscious.

I got in a snit yesterday.<p>You could call it a hissy fit.<p>Whatever you call it, it wasn’t pretty. I was totally over-reacting to what was going on. I …

Can You Hypnotize Yourself? Yes, And Here’s How

When you hear the word “hypnosis,” you might picture a hypnotist manipulating someone into quacking like a duck or barking like a dog onstage. But …

Our Grand Delusion

Z<i>en teacher Norman Fischer was born in Pennsylvania in 1946 to observant Jewish parents. As a child he prayed regularly. He became obsessed with</i> …

Meditation

The fallacy of obviousness

A new interpretation of a classic psychology experiment will change your view of perception, judgment – even human nature<i>By Teppo Felin</i>Read at Aeon

Blindness

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Elon Musk Once Gave Some Surprising Business Advice. 4 Years Later, It's Clearly Quite Brilliant

The road to self-improvement is a lifelong process.<p>Does a high IQ contribute to success? Certainly. But not without hard work, experimentation, failing forward, and an undying devotion to self-improvement.<p>Take Elon Musk, one of the smartest people on the planet. The driving force behind Tesla, …

Stranger than fiction: the most shocking documentaries ever

Last weekend saw the US release of the new documentary Three Identical Strangers, a historical footnote too unlikely for anyone to have dreamt up. During the 80s, three young men named Robert Shaffran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman discovered that they were identical triplets separated at …

Child Abuse

9 Key Components Of The Shift Towards Higher Consciousness

<b>2. A Disturbance in the Force</b><p>Like a canary in a coal mine, a warning appears from somewhere, grabbing our attention, rattling our confidence, pulling …

Time in Cosmology

Readers familiar with the workhorse of cosmology, the hot big bang model, may think that cosmology raises little of interest about time. As …

First principles in the life sciences: The free-energy principle, organicism, and mechanism

The free-energy principle claims that biological systems behave adaptively maintaining their physical integrity only if they minimize the free energy …

How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

Navigate back to civilization.<p>Today, we live in a world where GPS systems, digital maps, and other navigation apps are all available on our smartphones. Few of us just walk straight into the woods without a phone, a personal GPS, or another navigation tool. But phones run on batteries, and …

Hemisphere

Start Your Day Right With These 3 Energy-Boosting Tips

Extra hours, late nights, and weekend work sessions are all a part of the entrepreneurial journey. But if you let work drain your energy, you're doing your business, family, and friends a disservice.<p>Whether balancing a side-hustle or juggling work and family, every self-employed person and business …

Brainwaves

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

The science of hangry

Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that you’re hungry?<p>Many people feel more irritable, annoyed, or negative when hungry—an experience colloquially called being “hangry.” The idea that hunger affects our feelings and behaviors is widespread—from advertisements to memes and merchandise. But …

Psychology

Here's How To Tell If Your Kid's Alone Time Is Healthy Or Harmful

When kids learn to entertain themselves, it can come as a bit of a relief at first. Finally, worn-out parents can spend a few uninterrupted minutes …

5 Ways to Teach Kids Old-Fashioned Manners in Today's World

In today's world, you're likely to hear most kids say, "Give me that!" and "I want it now!" more often than you'll hear them say, "please," and …

'The worst model of parenting imaginable:' Phones keep us physically present, emotionally removed

Erika Christakis has written a beautiful, troubling essay for The Atlantic that I hope every parent reads.<p>“The Dangers of Distracted Parenting” sounds an alarm about the gradual decrease in the quality, if not the quantity, of the time we spend with our children, thanks to our godforsaken phones.<p>On …

Three Parenting Tips From a Frenchman That Shaped My Life

I must admit I am not particularly fond of children, as I often find them rowdy, sticky and often sweaty. I traveled widely for my work. I have …

Good One Liners When Disciplining Your Kid!

<b>“I know, it’s hard”</b> - a pat on the shoulder and sincere frown on your face goes a long way to validate…and calm… your kid’s big emotions.<p><b>“Walk,</b> …

How to Teach a Kid to Stop Interrupting in Three Steps

Unfortunately, suffering interruptions is how you mold a tiny, undeveloped brain that into a self-regulating adult mind.<p>While trying to write this …

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

7 Toxic Phrases Parents Need to Stop Saying to Their Sons

"Boys will be boys"<p>Parents say a lot of words to their kids. That’s the job, after all — to tell them things, to teach them lessons, to prepare them, …

Sexual Harassment