Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tracking Apps For Their Kids

Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tracking Apps For Their Kids

The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are now apps to monitor people’s movement, health, mindfulness, sleep, eating habits and even sexual activity.

Communication Skills: Shifting Between Emo­tional and Mental Communication

Communication Skills: Shifting Between Emo­tional and Mental CommunicationWe can effortlessly get lost in emotions socially, so it’s both wise and courageous to hone the ability of shifting between emo­tional and mental communication with others. Let’s explore a few methods for us to keep in mind when braving the necessity of human communication.

Communicating with Animals: Why and How

Communicating with Animals: Why and HowFirst, let’s establish why we would want to talk to animals. People all have their own reasons, but essentially, it can help to answer a lot of important questions, not only for you but for the animal, too. It also raises your awareness of all animals collectively. We need to learn to honor all creatures, no matter how insignificant they seem to us.

Who's Avoiding Sex, And Why

Who's Avoiding Sex, And Why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life.

Become An Authentic Rebel: You Are Not A Robot or Machine

Become An Authentic Rebel: You Are Not A Robot or MachineThe world tries to mold every person into a commodity: useful, efficient, obedient - never rebellious, never asserting itself, never declaring its own individuality, but always being subservient, almost like a robot.

Finding Your Greatest Strength By Loving Your Real Self

Loving Your Naked Self & Discovering Your Inner Greatness
When we stop trying to make ourselves great and simply realize our greatness, it is easy to fall in love with who we are. The greatness that we try so desperately to conjure up is effectively buried beneath our best efforts to make ourselves acceptable.

What To Do If Your Teenager Watches Violent Video

What To Do If Your Teenager Watches Violent Video

The world is still reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on other platforms.

Leave Your Cover Behind and Live Your Truth

Leave Your Cover Behind and Live Your TruthBeyond all of the material gifts we share, the greatest gift we can offer each other is the truth of who we really are. While true love invites us to come out and stand naked in the sun, fearful "love" asks us to hide who we are for the sake of holding on to a person or relationship. When you think about it, how valuable can a relationship be if you have to live in the dark to keep it?

What To Teach Your Children For A Safer World

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Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of Muslims. This compares to around 70% who had not attended such classes.

Empathy and Attunement in Healthy and Successful Relationships

Empathy and Attunement in Healthy and Successful RelationshipsThe development of trust in a relationship is highly depen­dent upon two core concepts: empathy and attunement. Attunement is about being deeply aware of yourself and others. It is also about being receptive to information you get from others.

10 Rules Of Email That Will Reduce Your Stress Levels

10 Rules Of Email That Will Reduce Your Stress Levels

Email and smart phones can be stressful. Academics are calling this constant work connection technostress”. Consequently, many European countries are now offering employees the “right to disconnect”.

Recharging, Connecting to Others, and Contributing to Making Life Better

Recharging, Connecting to Others and Contributing to Making Life BetterWhen most people are asked what they want to be remembered for, what matters most to them in life, or how they'd spend their remaining days if they only had a few left, the majority focus on relationship issues. They want to matter to someone, to love and be loved, and to contribute to making someone's life better.

Exercise: Sitting with the Shadow

Exercise: Sitting with the ShadowWe all have it ... those inner voices of pessimism and opti­mism ... an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. In fact, global religions throughout time have long attributed spiri­tual titles to these forces, often seeing them as external forces that affect our inner lives.

Deep Listening: Listening Calmly with an Open Mind

Deep Listening: Listening Calmly with an Open MindTraditional models of couples or relationship therapy emphasize being honest about our feelings, being "up front" and standing up for ourselves. The problem with these models is that when we are upset, we do not see things clearly. We do not see how the situation looks to the other person...

Why Sexual Harassment Penalties Don't Work

Why Sexual Harassment Penalties Don't Work

The current federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, a new paper argues.

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

As a mom I couldn’t stand hearing my daughter cry herself to sleep, but as a physician I knew that sleep training was safe and that a well-rested baby would be a happy baby

The Mystery Of Stay At Home Dads

The Mystery Of Stay At Home Dads

The picture of a dad with a toddler in his arms happily waving as mum heads off to work is attractive – it suggests a more equal, sharing and caring type of world.

Where To Get More Love and Healing Energy

Where To Get More Love and Healing EnergyMany spiritual paths and religions teach you to draw energy from your mentor, guru, or savior. If you absorb positive healing energy, you will be healed. Yet eventually you must consider whether or not the healing energy is coming from outside you or from within you.

Think Direct Eye Contact Makes Someone Trustworthy?

Think Direct Eye Contact Makes Someone Trustworthy? We usually interpret someone looking us straight in the eye during an interaction as a sign of trustworthiness. In fact it can be rather unsettling when someone avoids eye contact.

Saying no is hard. These communication tips make it easy.

• Give yourself permission to say "no" to things. Saying yes to everything is a fast way to burn out. • Learn to say no in a way that keeps the door of opportunity open: No should never be a one-word

Lascivious Virgins And Lustful Itches In Early England

Lascivious Virgins And Lustful Itches In Early EnglandIn the 18th and 19th centuries, masturbation was thought of as a “disease”, capable of causing psychological or physical damage like blindness or insanity. This medical and moral panic surrounding masturbation can still shape beliefs today.

The Ongoing Search for Love

The Ongoing Search for LoveThe search for love is one all humans, throughout lifetimes, have experienced. We search for those connections in each lifetime. It is our reason for being. We look for love believing we have to alter ourselves in some way in order to attract it, when in fact we need to be loved for who we are.

How A Doula Helps Women Giving Birth?

How A Doula Helps Women Giving Birth?

Women have traditionally been supported by a companion during childbirth, and there is good evidence this benefits both the woman and the baby.

Why We Need A New Philosophy Of Sex

Why We Need A New Philosophy Of Sex

A number of years ago, I found myself at a public sex beach in southern France for research purposes. Unsurprisingly, I experienced some ethical dilemmas.

The Secret To Ovulation Is In Women's Faces But Men Can't See It

The Secret To Ovulation Is In Women's Faces But Men Can't See ItIt’s not difficult to tell when a female chimpanzee is in heat. As she nears ovulation  — the point in her cycle when she’s most fertile  –  her bottom swells up like a balloon and turns bright pink. Humans are obviously different. We don’t make a show of how fertile we are. But does this mean that women have evolved to conceal ovulation?

Parents Of Girls Are Less Likely To Stress Computer Skills

Parents Of Girls Are Less Likely To Stress Computer SkillsWhile most first-year college students in a new study had positive feelings about computing and computer-related majors and jobs, gender and socioeconomic status seemed to play a role in whether parents shaped those perceptions.

How To Talk To Children About Terrorism

How To Talk To Children About TerrorismDistressing events like terrorist attacks affect us all in different ways.hile adults often have enough life experience to be able to take a long-term perspective towards such disasters, children can face different challenges.

How You Can Help A Friend With Depression

How You Can Help A Friend With Depression
Depression is a common mental health problem that can affect people at many different stages in life. How bad it gets and how long it lasts can really vary. It’s often something that people find hard to talk about, as many people don’t really understand what it is.

Why We Succeed Or Fail With Help From Our Friends

Why We Succeed Or Fail With Help From Our Friends
To understand why people succeed or fail, look at their circle of friends. Like it or not, says economist Matthew Jackson, people’s fates are closely connected to their human networks.

How Mobile Devices Have Changed Family Time

How Mobile Devices Have Changed Family Time
There is now widespread concern about the amount of time children spend staring at screens – with many people worried about the negative impacts mobile devices might have on health and well-being.

The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science

The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science
New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming.

Study Habit Tips For Student Success

Study Habit Tips For Student Success
Right now, thousands of Australian school children and university students are taking a well-earned break from the classroom.

Does The Suzuki Method Work For Kids Learning An Instrument?

Does The Suzuki Method Work For Kids Learning An Instrument?

Giving children an instrumental music education can be expensive. In addition to purchasing an instrument and paying the cost of music lessons, parents invest their time by encouraging practice, attending recitals and driving their child to and from lessons.

How To Protect Young Athletes From Abusive Coaches

How To Protect Young Athletes From Abusive CoachesThe federal government in Canada has announced new initiatives aimed at keeping young athletes safe from abuse and harassment. “No athlete or child should ever experience abuse and my heart breaks for those that have suffered...”

Why Our Relationship With Dick Pics Is Complicated

Why Our Relationship With Dick Pics Is Complicated
Why do men send dick pics? Some research and popular commentary suggests it is for reasons of narcissism and over-confidence. Some men no doubt send them in the hopes of receiving a nude photo in kind, or because they genuinely believe that’s what women desire.

The Real Reason British Teenagers Are So Unhappy

The Real Reason British Teenagers Are So Unhappy
Children’s mental health has become one of British society’s most pressing issues. Children growing up in the UK are said to be some of the unhappiest in the industrialized world. The UK now has the highest rates of self harm in Europe.

How Words Affect The Way We Think

How Words Affect The Way We Think
Have you ever worried in your student years or later in life that time may be starting to run out to achieve your goals?

Fulfilling Relationships: You Make The Difference

Fulfilling Relationships: You Make The Difference
We all need friends, lovers, companions, people with whom we can share our joys, sorrows, fears, and successes. These interactions touch and nourish us at our deepest levels. Yet often we remain distant and detached from...

We're All Learning: Seeking Progress, Not Perfection

We're All Learning: Seeking Progress, Not Perfection
Children are learning how emotions work, what to do with the challenging ones and how to create helpful ones, and the power of paying attention to their bodies and feelings in becoming emotionally healthy.

How Does A Vasectomy Work And Can It Be Reversed?

How Does A Vasectomy Work And Can It Be Reversed?
Some men may shudder at the thought of “the snip”. But vasectomies are a safe and effective form of contraception for men who have completed their family, or don’t wish to have children.

Is Love Losing Its Soul In The Digital Age?

Is Love Losing Its Soul In The Digital Age?
Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. This phenomenon makes some doubt the intensity of their own relationship.

Children's Voices and Hearts Need Our Listening Ear

Children's Voices and Hearts Need A Listening Ear
In Africa, it is understood that children hold the knowledge and gifts that ensure the survival of the village and the tribe. In essence, the child is the king of the village. Children complete the community! When a child walks into...

You Need More Than Just Testes To Make A Penis

You Need More Than Just Testes To Make A Penis
In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is taken as a strong sign that it’s a boy.

The Power of Listening and Observing

The Power of Listening and Observing
There is nothing wrong with setting goals, making plans, and then moving into action! Having a sense of direction and actively moving forward in that direction are essential if you want to make a meaningful difference in the world. However, telling life what it has to be and then doing whatever it takes to make that happen can significantly limit our possibilities. It can also lead to a lot of unnecessary pressure and stress.

Giving Advice To Your Grown-up Children?

Giving Advice To Your Grown-up Children?
Giving advice is one of the points of greatest tension and conflict. But giving advice often makes matters worse. Your decision to advise or not to advise falls largely on your ability to keep your ego out of the proceedings.

Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World

Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World
Today, I am committed to spending every day that Charlie and I are together being kind, caring, considerate and loving. There has been enough pain, fear, and suffering. I am determined to see how much beauty and love I can create. And every day, I say a prayer of gratitude for having my life, my health, a devoted husband, my children, grandchildren, friends, and work that I love.

How Your Relationship May Be Better Than You Think

How Your Relationship May Be Better Than You Think
There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder.

Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here's What You Need To Know

Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here's What You Need To Know
You don’t look infertile, you don’t feel infertile, but after many months (or years) of trying to start a family, followed by several months of monitoring your cycle in a fertility clinic, it’s time to discuss IVF.

5 Tips To Help Your Kids Succeed In Sports

5 Tips To Help Your Kid Succeed In Sport
Here are five points for parents, athletes and sporting organisations to consider for talented sports programs – and kids playing sport in general.

Being On The Same Page: A Human Being Cannot Exist As An Island

Being On The Same Page: A Human Being Cannot Exist As An Island
The truth is that a human being cannot exist as an island. We cannot thrive alone. We don’t want to be excluded. The truth is, we desperately want to belong to each other. And the highest truth of all is that in a universe where oneness is the highest truth of all, there is nothing in this universe that we don’t belong with and there is nothing in existence that doesn’t belong with us.

Accepting The Kid and Rediscovering Our Original Self

Accepting The Kid and Rediscovering Our Original Self
So many of us go through life trying to be better than someone else, or better than who we think we are, or better than who we've been. Just as Bruce Willis's character in The Kid, we go around trying to "achieve" -- achieve changing ourselves, changing others, and changing...

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