Paul Schoenfeld

How to help your youngster become a successful adult

Surprisingly, it has little to do with how early you learn the alphabet, start reading, or learn the capitals of every state.

 

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Sharing reflections on 50 years of meditation

Meditation is no quick fix, but if you establish a consistent practice, over time, you’ll appreciate the results.

 

The importance of finding hope and inspiration

The return of spring spurs toughts of of rebirth, even after a dark and dreary winter.

 

Mother giving in to the manipulation her daughter fake crying for candy

Can children be bribed into good behavior?

Only in the short term. What we want to do is promote good habits over the course of the child’s life.

Mother giving in to the manipulation her daughter fake crying for candy
Speech Bubble Puzzle and Discussion

When conflict flares, keep calm and stand your ground

Most adults don’t like dissension. They avoid it, try to get around it, under it, or over it.

Speech Bubble Puzzle and Discussion
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Trouble sleeping? Try these tips for getting a good night’s rest

Many adults turn to sleep aids, including alcohol, to help them rest, without realizing that their hectic lifestyles may be contributing to their sleeplessness.

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To keep Valentine’s Day alive, take care of everyday business

In a study of married couples, husbands and wives who shared housework duties had greater relationship satisfaction than those who didn’t.

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Why New Year’s resolutions falter, and how to sustain them

Changing a habit takes a simple intention, but sustaining effort in the midst of everyday life takes a different set of skills.

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Here’s one for your Relationship Toolkit: Stick to the subject!

Let’s be honest. From time to time, we’ve all been guilty of dumping dirty dishes from the “kitchen sink” on our partner.

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The digital age: Is it heaven or hell?

Are we hopelessly addicted to the internet? That’s shaping up as the quintessential 21st century question.

Social media mental health, two mental state of sadness and happiness expressed through emoji

Making those New Year resolutions work for real

Constructive change in the New Year must build on the efforts of the “old” year.

Anybody can be a role model and mentor

We can inspire youngsters to find vocations that give them meaning, purpose and joy.

The building blocks to staying healthy in the New Year

Good health enables you to do the things that you want and to feel good while you’re doing them.

Holiday stress is inevitable. Here are some tips for managing it

First off, keep your expectations in line with reality. Set reasonable goals that fit your schedule and budget.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of not happiness, but well-being

Greater well-being is far more enduring than the temporary pleasure of obtaining what you want.

Della Terra, a Snohomish farm-to-table catering business, is offering a full Thanksgiving meal with hearty Pacific Northwest entrees, seasonal sides and a farmers market salad. (Joanna Monger Photography)

The comforting and important rituals of giving thanks

I hope you took some time this Thanksgiving, between helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes, to consider what you appreciate and value in your life.

Della Terra, a Snohomish farm-to-table catering business, is offering a full Thanksgiving meal with hearty Pacific Northwest entrees, seasonal sides and a farmers market salad. (Joanna Monger Photography)
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Navigating the turbulent waters of teenage drama

The most important step for parents is to let your teenagers know you are confident they will find their way to adulthood.

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How moms and daughters can manage their complex relationship

Mothers and daughters can have unrealistic expectations of each other, while fathers often get a free pass.

Bright ideas for coping with the dark days doldrums

Try waking up with a dawn simulator and plugging in a “happy light” later in the day. And be sure to exercise and get outside as much as you can.

Coping with distress: How to defeat those self-defeating behaviors

One cause of these self-defeating behaviors is how we learn to cope with distress. It starts at an early age.