Dr. Dan Peters talks about how to live purposely in the new year on The HUFFINGTON POST. What will you bring into your life in 2015? We hope his words inspire you as you journey into this new year. Here is a great way to begin: • Accept reality • Make conscious choices • Live intentionally and purposely.
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One issue that can affect self-esteem is anxiety. In “How Anxiety Affects Your Child’s Self-Esteem,” on HUFFPOST Parents, Dr. Dan Peters discusses the signs of low self-esteem and when you might need to seek professional help for your child.
It can be very difficult to understand what is driving your child’s behavior. Why is she acting that way? Why is he always melting down? Why does she avoid doing anything that does not come easily to her? Learn more about how to help your child this year in Dr. Dan Peters’ guest blog post on Gifted Homeschoolers Forum.
“All we really have is the present moment — where you are right now and with whom you are with. Give yourself time to think and reflect. Live purposefully. Be in the now and take it all in. Be brave. Have gratitude for what you have. Accept reality. It is all we have.” From “Living Life Now, Even If It Is Temporary,” by Dr. Dan Peters on HUFFINGTON POST.
It’s that time of year! Children are thinking about real monsters, imaginary monsters and yes, The Worry Monster. Worrying can be about anything: about Halloween itself, costumes, confusing social skills — will I be invited with my friends? — to doorbells ringing without warning and over-the-top spooky neighborhoods. Read more about ways to fight holiday fears in Dr. Dan Peters’ piece “This Halloween, Banish The Boo and Conquer The (Worry) Monster!” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Dr. Dan Peters’ “Life Elsewhere” interview on NPR / Tampa’s WMNF with Norman B is now available on Stitcher. We hope this discussion of worry, fear, and Ebola (based on Dr. Dan’s HUFFPOST Parents blog) helps your family deal with the fears of the disease spreading.
Whether it is nuclear attack, killer bees, SARS, economic collapse, war or Ebola, there will always be something that can cause worry in young people. Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries. Learn more in Dr. Dan Peters’ piece “Ebola 101: Managing Our Children’s Fears” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
How can our children learn to handle these challenges if we constantly protect them, solve their problems, and always focus on their happiness and finding their passion? Read Dr. Dan Peters’ piece “Are We Missing the Mark If We Support Our Children’s Passions?” on HUFFINGTON POST.