The Fine Line Between Self Awareness and Intellectualization

Intellectualization, lady holding finger up to her head.

If you’ve read self development books, been to therapy, studied psychology or follow emotional intelligence, therapy or trauma informed accounts on social media, chances are you’ve developed a good deal of self awareness about your “stuff”. We’ve all been handed experiences or circumstances in our lives that are traumatic or deeply challenging in some...

Let’s Talk About This Strategy: Ignore Your Child’s Tantrums or Big Feelings

child screaming while mom holds her ears and ignore

This is a big parenting technique that has been taught for decades about how to deal with tantrums and big feelings: just ignore them. And, if we’re being honest, it makes sense coming from a behavioral perspective – reinforce behaviors you want to see more of and ignore behaviors you want to see less...