Invalidation of Teens May Lead to Self Harm

A recent study has found that the invalidation of teens may lead to self harm, especially if the source of that invalidation or disapproval is a family member or peer. Researchers at Brown University and Butler Hospital examined 99 teens who were hospitalized as a...

How to Take Charge of Your Emotions

When you read the title of my chapter “How to Take Charge of Your Emotions”, you may be asking “What do my emotions have to do with my grades and why is it so important?” Allow me to share with you why. As you go about your everyday life you may feel like...

Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence

Some schools are working on teaching kids emotional intelligence. When Ryan Whalen’s little brothers drive him nuts he has learned that he can go in his room and take some deep breathes. Hermosa Valley School, is teaching kids that instead of yelling they have other...

Facial Expressions: Natural Response Or Social Signal?

Facial expressions have evolved and come to signal a person’s feelings to the people around him. The basic idea, according to Azim F. Shariff of the University of Oregon, is that the specific facial expressions associated with each particular emotion evolved for some...