Paul Schoenfeld

How to cope with pandemic letdown in face of delta variant

It’s not over until it’s over. The whole world is still dealing with a COVID-19. It is OK to be disappointed and sad.

 

Take long view on the big and small decisions of parenthood

It’s important to consider the bigger picture — the values and traits you hope to nurture in your children.

 

Having a midlife crisis? It’s a good time for reflection

Middle age presents great opportunities to reshape your priorities for the coming decades.

 

Parenting 201: Developing relationships with your adult children

They have to decide what kind of adult relationship they want to have with us, too — close, distant, or something in between.

Rewards, not punishment, the more effective parenting tool

Rewarding positive behavior in your children encourages cooperation and community-minded deeds.

Has the pandemic messed up your sleep? These tips can help

In March, The American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that close to 60% of people surveyed said their sleep was troubled.

After a tough year, don’t get your hopes up for summer vacation

If you leave your expecations at home, you’re more likely to enjoy your family trip. Here are some tips.

You’re not lazy: The psychology behind procrastination

Psychologists say we procrastinate to avoid unpleasant emotions associated with a task, not the work itself.

When it’s all said and done, remember what’s truly important

Love is what that sustains us, defines us and connects us to each other in the lives we live.

Dr. Paul on why recovering from pandemic stress will take time

When we’re exposed to sustained stress, recovery doesn’t occur immediately after the stressor is removed.

Dr. Paul on developing self-awareness for better self-control

Hold a mirror up: By seeing yourself as others see you, you’re more likely to become the person you hope to be.

How to rethink your opinions and most important decisions

The author of the new book “Think Again” argues that keeping an open mind is a teachable skill.

Patience and kindness are essential ingredients for a happy home

Here are ways to cultivate and nurture greater patience for your partner during trying times.

Deal with pandemic fatigue by leaning into your experience

Don’t push your malaise away or distract yourself. Pay attention to how you feel, and see what happens.

Four ways to help kids and teens cope with COVID-19 stresses

The pandemic is taking a toll on the mental health of our children. Here’s how you can assist them.

Look closely at the beautiful dance we call everyday life

A Pacific Northwest Ballet performance is a not-so-metaphorical reminder to celebrate the beauty of life.

Dr. Paul on battling adversity when it feels like a ‘dark night’

The Dalai Lama says: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done — yesterday and tomorrow.

One year later, pandemic health concerns remain pressing

Surveys show many of us aren’t sleeping well, and eating and drinking too much. What can we do to mitigate these impacts?

The six stages of change to help you establish heathier habits

Psychologists identify each stage to change for the better in “The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change.”

It’s time to double down on helping each other through COVID-19

We all have pandemic fatigue. Which is why we need to lend a helping hand in whatever way we can.