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The Science Behind Facial Expressions of Emotion

The Science Behind Facial Expressions of Emotion

January 21, 2019

How do we start to make and recognize facial expressions of emotion? It turns out that this complex process starts early in infancy and continues to develop throughout our lives.

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How To Curb After-School Stress With Mood Tracking

How To Curb After-School Stress With Mood Tracking

January 10, 2019

We all know what it’s like to let off steam after a stressful day. We walk through the door, a tight ball of emotions, ready to scream, cry, or collapse onto the floor. Now imagine you’re a child – a pop quiz fourth period, last pick in gym class, and the longest bus ride home with the neighborhood bully. You’re nervous, embarrassed, angry – all on the same day. How is a young brain supposed to cope with all those feelings?

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Identifying Behavioral Problems in Children

Identifying Behavioral Problems in Children

October 17, 2017

A temper tantrum in a young child is often seen as commonplace behavior in today’s society. Kicking, crying, screaming, and fussing are simply dismissed by parents and professionals alike as typical childhood behaviors. However, many of these actions may be symptoms or warning signs of a more serious behavioral disorder. This conundrum leads many disgruntled parents, teachers, and professionals alike to ask the question: “How can I tell the difference between a ‘bad mood’ or an underlying behavioral disorder?”

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Behavioral Tools for Your Child Therapy Practice

Behavioral Tools for Your Child Therapy Practice

October 17, 2017

Have you ever attempted to have a one on one, verbal discussion only, conversation with a young child? If you answered yes, you can almost unanimously confirm that this was an extremely difficult feat. Despite their emotional or mental capacity, children need stimulation other than verbal only communication to fully express themselves. Children typically tend to be visual, hands on learners that need more than a face to face conversation. A friendly, safe environment is essential in child therapy as well as physical tools to assist the child in conveying their feelings.

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The Importance of Teaching Children Problem Solving

The Importance of Teaching Children Problem Solving

October 13, 2017

While teaching children to identify their own feelings and emotions seems to be a giant hurdle that needs to be crossed, it is equally as important to teach children proper problem solving techniques and coping skills to deal with these emotions. These skills not only aid the child through school and building new and essential peer relations, but the skills that are learned are carried well through adolescence and into adulthood.

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How the My Moods, My Choices Flipbook Works

How the My Moods, My Choices Flipbook Works

September 27, 2017

When we created the My Moods, My Choices Flipbook, it was designed to help kids better identify their emotions and learn how to take positive actions. Sounds great, right? But how does it work in practice? Let’s take a look at a hypothetical scenario between a therapist and child who’s struggling with angst and aggression.

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How Visual Cues Help Children Express Their Emotions

How Visual Cues Help Children Express Their Emotions

September 11, 2017

It can be hard to remember how you processed things as a child, especially in your earliest years. As we get older, there are certain aspects of life that are so ingrained us that we don’t second guess how we jump to our own conclusions. When you become a parent or start working with children in therapy, you begin the realize that there are some things we take for granted, like finding the right ways to express our emotions.

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