Recent scientific research indicates a strong sense of connection between parents and children teaches children how to regulate emotions, master social skills, and develop a healthy sense of identity—essentially how to grow up. Unfortunately, many accepted parenting practices disrupt connection rather than fostering it, which may lead to lasting behavioral and emotional issues in children. According to Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, author of bestselling Discipline Without Damage, nurturing connection should be the focus of all parenting efforts. But, along the way, many new paren... keep reading
Girls today face an astounding degree of pressure to grow up fast. They yearn to connect, but sometimes this yearning turns into negative, even destructive behavioral patterns such as gossiping, being passive aggressive or mean, becoming screen-addicted, or disengaging from school. It’s heartbreaking to watch even the most confident little girls disconnect and lose their sparkle as... keep reading
Many individuals go through life avoiding conflict and dreading confrontation. And yet, there is no escaping the need to negotiate with family members, employers, business partners and tradespeople.
What if you could approach your next difficult conversation with genuine confidence that you can reach the best possible resolution without losing face or damaging your relationship with your counterpart?
Confidence is not the same thing as self-esteem or bravado, according to psychologist and negotiation expert Hal Movius. To handle all of life’s negotiations more effectively and... keep reading
Michelle Stewart always knew in her heart that her eating disorder would kill her. What she didn’t expect in its early stages was that she would continue to function – albeit far from optimally – for decades before succumbing to its deadly effects. A conscientious and ambitious woman driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the world, Michelle went on to build a successful career first in journalism and then in communications for the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Michelle devoted her working life to raising awareness of healthcare issues, all the while hiding her ow... keep reading
Raised in a three-room shack with no running water in rural Manitoba, Rosemarie Francis was under pressure from her alcoholic, abusive father to aim for a job at the local chicken-packing plant. Instead, she put herself through college at night, bought her first house at 18, earned her CPA designation at 21, and rose through the corporate ranks to create a life of magnificent wealth and accomplishment.
In The Better Life Book, Francis shares the secrets behind her remarkable achievements. Whatever your goals, Francis argues tha... keep reading
When your child is threatening a meltdown in the grocery aisle, is it really possible to keep your cool, correct the behavior, and reinforce healthy development, all at the same time? In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers, and big people of all kinds will discover how discipline affects children’s development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need.... keep reading