There are new studies saying that our brains have the ability to pick up on subtle smells, and lighting fast expressions that change the way we respond to others. Since empathy is one of the three pillars of How To Raise A Maverick I wanted to make sure all of you knew about this research. Essentially we are putting ourselves at a huge disadvantage by interacting via the internet. Even if we are using video. The simple and subtle clues that all humans are transmitting are missed. It's like only hearing half the conversation. Most people on that have Autism spectrum have little to no "interbrain". They can be taught to recognize facial expressions yet still have a hard time making a human connection. Professor Digby Tatum of the University of Sheffield is researching how humans communicate and the human brain. He strongly believes that there are much more powerful ways to communicate than speech. So, what that means for us is that we need to keep this in mind when talking to our kids. Follow or believe that gut feeling when we are around someone and to teach our kids to do the same. We also need to stress the fact that important exchanges of ALL kinds should be done in person. Business, personal and otherwise.
Instagram and Facebook are storing data about you and your kids. How much do you want them to know?
I share my personal experience with mental health and suicide n hopes that you will gain insight as to what it can be like to have suicidal thoughts. And what you can do to help your kids if they find themselves or other in a difficult mental health situation.
The Art of Being a Maverick. Interest Rates, Roasting a Chicken, Work a room and Haggling.
How to set goals and stick to them while teaching your kids to do the same.
We all want our kids to have and show empathy. But how exactly do we do it? Today I will give you 3 ways to start including empathy education in your parenting that you can start using right away.
We have been hard at work helping girls develop a positive body image... but what about the boys?
Divorce is not for the faint at heart... but if you are at ANY stage of divorce or you are helping someone else go through one, you need to hear these 'don'ts'. I'm not going to lie... what I have to say may sting but never the less you need to hear it.
Finding enough time in the day for ourselves is difficult at best. But what if all you had to do was learn to say yes..less. Joy Evanns has created a system of learning say no in a way that others respect and even adore you even more. Pretty amazing right?
When you talk bad about others you are telling your kids that is how you feel about them.
The lessons that can be learned from putting together an ikea bunk bed.
Just saying thanks to all of you amazing folks out there that support me at such a high level... Love you!
If you have kids... you are a leader. Here are ten leadership traits that all leader should have if they want to be seen as "great".
This is a trick that I have been using for years now. If you are having a difficult time with your kids, partner, ex or boss... use this simple trick to clear your mind of the negative thoughts that can keep you from connecting and resolving issues.
Yes, our external brains need to be cleared out!! Take 15 minutes and get going!
What do you do when your child throws a tantrum and throws things around the room, hits and tries to hurt you? Ellen Gendelmen from a WindowWithIn.com walk me through exactly how to keep my attachment with my child while protecting myself and home.
One of the hardest places to let things go is out closet. But set your timer and have at it. Trust me when you are done and can actually see and love what you own ... you will thank me.
When to say no to after school sports.
The you just have too much "stuff" . I am taking you day by day on a clearing mission. After talking with over 300 parents we found that many of them thought that having too many things was the #1 thing keeping them from being the parent they want to be. So we are going to tackle that head on their week. Today we are working on letting those books go...
When the about of "stuff" you have keep you from being the parent you want to be. This week we are spending 15 minutes a day to clean and clear your life.
When relatives demand a hug support you kid in saying no if they don't want to.
The #1 thing that all experts who work with kids and families say you MUST do to raise a mentally healthy, happy child.
Raising kids that are resilient is fast becoming a strong focus for modern parents. The ability to move through times of hardship is a trait that will last a lifetime and has been proven to not only make life easier to handle it also increases the ability have a successful career. Major Take-Aways When it comes to discipline, act like a "boss" in the sense that your boss isn't going to (necessarily) yell at you... you are just going to get fired. So instead of getting angry and yelling you simply and calmly take away privileges. Just like money, treats like screen time should be earned. More and more college kids are saying that they are completely emotionally unprepared to with life outside of the home because they are so protected as a kid. Create a family mission statement and really look and your calendar and checkbook for signs of whether or not you are living in alinement in what you say your values are.