150 things to say to raise your child's self-esteem.
Emotions - Early Warning Alarm System
Your emotions are part of your early warning alarm system. They are a signal. They are our body and mind’s way of telling us when things are going off-track somewhere in our lives. Unfortunately, many of us are very good at ignoring these signals. That’s what I did for most of my life. I believed the BS around, “if you think positively enough, everything will be great and you will attract the life of your dreams”.
How important are the words that you use when speaking with your child?
Most parents have read or heard about some of the benefits surrounding using positive language with their kids but did you know that the words you choose to use can literally change your child's brain?
The Difference between Emotions and Feelings
“Emotions play out in the theatre of the body. Feelings play out in the theatre of the mind.” –Dr. Sarah McKay, Neuroscientist
Although the two words are often used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between feelings and emotions. For starters, they originate in different parts of the brain.