Friday, September 21, 2018

Tips to Quit Being Codependent

Parents when first seeing their child, become caretakers. But, there is a time to become a consultant, not a caretaker. Here are five tips on stopping co-dependency.  1. Get a Life 2. Use Boundaries to Detach with Love 3. Beware of Hooks 4. Build your Self-Esteem 5. Check In with your Feelings & Motives. Read more on Page 58 of Recovery Campus magazine.  http://www.recoverycampusdigital.com/RCB2S2018/index.html

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Early Intervention to stem Anti-Social Behavior

Child intelligence, amount of nighttime sleep, child likability and mother-reported emotionality and sociability are protective factors for children unless they live in high-risk neighborhoods. Read more to learn about pre-cursors (such as child fearlessness) of future conduct problems and research being done for intervention. Monitor on Psychology. Sept. 2018.   
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/09/catching-kids.aspx

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happiness at Work Quiz


Are you happy at work? If you are not, what can you do other than quit?! Take this quiz and at the end you will be given some ideas on how to feel better at work.  https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/take_quiz/happiness_at_work

Monday, August 13, 2018

Special Needs Resource Fair in San Jose

Don't be left out! PHP and SNP's First Annual Resource Fair is Coming! Meet with Hundreds of Families who have school-aged children with special needs! Event from 10AM - 1PM
Free parking and free to families; kids are welcome. No Childcare.

I'll be there!


DATE AND TIME
Sat, October 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

 LOCATION
Parents Helping Parents
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 
1400 Parkmoor Av 
San Jose, CA 95126 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Forest Bathing

The San Francisco Bay Area is congested, but almost everyone lives within a few miles of stupendous vistas and natural habitats. Forest Bathing (taking in the sights, sells and sounds of nature) offers a way to promote physiological and psychological well-being. From NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/04/04/599135342/suffering-from-nature-deficit-disorder-try-forest-bathing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Teens Online Addiction?

“We do know that young people who are already vulnerable or struggling in their offline lives receive less guidance navigating the online world.” Socio-economic status plays a role in this divide. And for all families “parents spend far more time arguing with their kids about how much time they are spending online than they do discussing with them what they’re doing online.” Read the full article from Professor Candice Odgers at UC, Irvine in Fortune Magazine.  http://fortune.com/2018/04/06/teens-youths-mental-health-smartphones-addicted/

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Staying Motivated!

Hear from Harvard regarding the key to staying on track! The answer is – Eudaimonia-
Listen to the video to learn what this actually means.  https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/how-to-stay-motivated