discipline

2 Consequences of Yelling at Your Kids

Reflecting on the consequences of yelling at our kids can help us control ourselves and manage our impulse to do it. Analyzing where the yelling comes from and its causes are key to changing this behavior for good.

Emotional Blackmail and How it Harms our Kids

Emotional blackmail is, unfortunately, a strategy that many parents use when bringing up their children. They use guilt, fear, intimidation, threats and often also patience and affection, all to get their children to do what they want. The truth of…

Learning How to Study: 5 Essential Tips

Albert Einstein once penned the words: “Never consider studies an obligation, but rather an opportunity to penetrate the beautiful and marvelous world of knowledge”. If we paid attention to his advice, studying could become something natural in our lives. But you need good habits to achieve what he…

Temper Tantrums: How to Prevent Them

It’s the third time your child throws a temper tantrum today. He screams and cries and you ask yourself if you’re handling the situation properly. Really, the only thing you want to do is run away or disappear. You feel…

3 Strategies to Process Obsessive Thoughts

Processing obsessive thoughts is a tough job. It takes a lot of willpower and discipline. It’s a constant battle against your own mental faculties, ones you’re not always conscious of. And only someone who’s a victim of these kinds of ideas…

Why We Can All Benefit From Sports Psychology

Sports psychology is a discipline usually used by elite athletes with an end goal of improving their performance by using certain tools. Today, competition is fierce. Factors that weren’t important before because they weren’t thought to make much difference in performance…

Choosing the Right Punishment Is Not Easy

Your two-year-old has a tantrum and hits you. How should you react? The truth is that many parents in situations like this are not able to control their impulses. They end up screaming, threatening, and even physically hitting their child.…

Help! A Tantrum is on Its Way!

“I want candy!” Oh no! You know that this is not the time for your child to have candy, but you also know that if you say no there will be one inevitable and uncontrollable result: a tantrum. But hold on…