Dedan Davenport

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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>7 min read<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 …

Self-improvement

20 Easy-To-Miss Signs You’re In Love With The Wrong Person

For the most part, you can't really choose who you happen to fall in love with. You can definitely choose what you want to do with those feelings, …

Relationships

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Self-improvement

The Answer to Everything

—<br>In a moment of frustration with the recurring anxiety I’ve been feeling over the past month, I angrily asked my anxious mind, “What do you want from …

Mindfulness

Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline . Talking With Kids . PBS Parents | PBS

<b>Understand the meaning behind the behavior.</b> Naomi Aldort, the author of "Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves," says that children want to behave …

Parenting

Four Steps to Magical Powers - Lion's Roar

Before you fully embark on the path of the bodhisattvas and buddhas, says Chan master Sheng Yen, you must first practice the four steps to magical …

Spirituality

Keep It Simple

The human mind has a tendency to make everything it takes up more complicated and elaborate than it needs to be. You may have noticed this. The …

Meditation

To reduce stress and anxiety, write your happy thoughts down

Writing about positive emotions may help to reduce stress and anxiety, according to our new study, published in the British Journal of Health …

Depression

How to survive the teenage years: a parents’ guide

The Quentin Blake picture book, Zagazoo, tells the surreal story of George and Bella, who become parents after they unwrap a parcel containing a baby. The perfect baby becomes a baby vulture who screeches all night; in toddlerdom, he’s a clumsy elephant. When Zagazoo hits the teen years, he turns …

Mental Health

The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

If the scientific study of fatherhood has taught us one thing, it’s that there are data-driven, biological, and psychological reasons why kids seem …

Parenting

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

4 things every child needs before breakfast

“The way you see [a child] is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is [who] they [will] become.” — adapted a quote from Goethe<p>Most …

Parenting

What to Say When Your Child Says "That's Not Fair!"

Whether your preschooler insists it’s not fair that it’s time to leave the playground, or your 13-year-old says it’s not fair he can’t go to the …

Self-help

How to... help students to manage their emotions

All too often, teachers find themselves shouldering the burden of the mental health of their pupils – struggling to act as counsellors and social …

12 Best Tips For Parenting Emotional, Empathetic Kids (Without Hurting Them)

<i>This post written by Dr. Alicia H. Clark was originally featured on YourTango.</i><p><b>Parenting is a marathon, not a sprint, and especially so for a child with intense emotions.</b><p>Even for the most skilled parents, parenting a child who has intense emotions isn't easy.<p>Emotions are unpredictable, intense, and …

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

How to Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset

Did you know that intelligence isn't set in stone? You may have been brought up to believe that some people were just good at challenging subjects, …

7 Ways Parents Can Help Younger Kids Resist Peer Pressure

As parents, we dread the idea of our kids bending to peer pressure. We imagine our children giving in to friends who tempt them with alcohol or …

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

How to Use Emotion Coaching With Your Kids

Emotion coaching is one of the five main types of discipline that is based largely on Washington state's psychology researcher John Gottman. …

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

Parenting

How often to clean everything you own, from your toilet to your phone, according to science

Humans do not live in our homes alone. There are approximately 7,000 different species of bacteria floating around in your house right now. And that's just in the dust.<p>The rich and complex web of dirt, viruses, and pollen floating around us isn't all bad. It's important to keep some microbes around …

Benefits of Getting Good Grades in High School

The need to get good grades is a common topic of conversation among teenagers and their parents. Do your talks involve threats or encouragement? …

Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama.

For 10 days during an Introduction to Buddhism course, we recited the words of the Dalai Lama.<p>There were 100 students, and each morning, before our …

Meditation

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

<b>To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.</b><p><b>Buddha</b><p>You …

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

Psychology

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Self-help

Transcendental Meditation and Its Many Benefits

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

Meditation

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>