I recently saw the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you are in the 1 percent of people who haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend you see it, and DON’T READ FURTHER because serious spoilers will be revealed in this blog. However, for those of you who have seen it, I was wondering if you gave any thought to R2D2’s miraculous awakening? R2D2 is seen in a coma-like state midway throughout the movie, presumably because he misses his master, Luke Skywalker. So the question is, why did R2D2 wake up and, more importantly, how was he able to [...]
“Welcome the Burn”- Harry Otto, Fitness Instructor at Lifetime Athletic Health Club In my last blog, I discussed the challenges of being a “lighthouse parent”. To review, lighthouse parenting as described by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg in his book, Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust: The Lighthouse Parenting Strategy allows children to ride the waves, while providing guidance so they don’t crash into the rocks. This style differs from helicopter parents who are constantly hovering anxiously overhead, or snowplow parents who would remove the rocks from the ocean. I think we all can agree that [...]
Great News! If you missed my Be a Beacon: Lighthouse Parenting for All – October’s Flash Webinar presented by EOT, it is now available on Expert Online Training's website. https://www.expertonlinetraining.com/blog/be-a-beacon-lighthouse-parenting-for-all-octobers-flash-webinar/ Helicopters, snowplows, and free-rangers are out. Lighthouse parenting is in! October’s flash webinar from Expert Online Training, hosted by psychologist and parenting expert, Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman, will explore the benefits of a parenting style that consistently provides light and direction. Parents and directors alike will benefit from this frank discussion about reliable adult leadership that promotes growth without snuffing out creativity. Discover what it takes to: 1. be a lighthouse [...]
October Blog: Move Over Free-range, Snowplow, and Helicopter Parents, Lighthouse Parents Are Shining Through
Move Over Snowplow and Helicopter Parents, Lighthouse Parents Are Shining Through I recently read a terrific book by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg entitled, Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust: The Lighthouse Parenting Strategy. In his book, Dr. Ginsburg talks about the value of being a “lighthouse parent.” You may be wondering, what is a lighthouse parent? Dr. Ginsburg describes lighthouse parenting as providing “beacons of light on a stable shoreline from which our children can safely navigate the world.” Lighthouse parenting allows children to ride the waves, while providing guidance so they don’t crash into [...]
VIDEO: Part 3 in the Wellness Series at the Scarsdale Library: “Helping Decrease Stress and Worry In Our Children and Our Own Lives” is now available online.
Great News! If you missed my "Helping Decrease Stress and Worry In Our Children and Our Own Lives" that I gave at the Scarsdale library in May it is now available online on SPTV. https://www.scarsdalepublictv.com/video/wellness-workshop-helping-decrease-stress-and-worry-in-our-children-and-our-own-lives/
In last month’s blog, I spoke about happiness and challenged you to take the “happiness challenge.” One of the biggest obstacles to happiness is stress and worry. We all have some stress and worry in our lives. Some stress and worry can be helpful in our daily functioning. However, when stress and worry overtakes us, we begin to spin and move to the dark side. In my practice and at my school, I often work with adults and children who are adversely affected by stress. In this month’s blog, I would like to share with you the top five strategies [...]