Posts Tagged "wishes"
I just had the strangest moment while driving. I saw a car tailgating a van as it turned onto a main road. My first reaction was, “Bad driver!” because driving that close scares me, but that thought was suddenly and unexpectedly replaced with a STRENGTH. Given that the car kept the exact same distance from the van during the entire turn and for a short while after, it struck me that...Read More
If you ever had any doubts about the SAY WHAT YOU SEE strategy of granting children’s wishes in fantasy originated by Dr. Haim Ginott, here is a NY Times article by John Tierney that discusses something he calls the Imagine Diet for adults. He says: “The experiments at Carnegie Mellon are the first to show that habituation to food can occur simply by thinking about eating, according...Read More
Age 2 is challenging for most of us, thus the unfortunate phrase, “terrible twos.” It tells us a lot about how we feel about boundaries, crying and expressions of anger. Once you understand your feelings, it gets easier to accept your child’s. See if this helps put crying and temper tantrums into perspective. As you know, children will not always like your boundaries. But if a...Read More