Archive March 2012

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“The Inside Story on Teen Girls” – Highly Recommended

I highly recommend The Inside Story on Teen Girls published by the American Psychological Association. This very useful, straightforward and trustworthy parenting resource  helps prepare parents for many of the challenges they may face during this emotional rollercoaster phase of development.  Provides insights and tools that can help keep parents from feeling overwhelmed, guilty, anxious, and unnecessarily at odds with their daughters.

Covers topics related to the article I wrote earlier this year on the role parents can play in helping their teens and twenty somethings as they go off to college and career.

Attention Energizers: Robin Williams Reveals the Secret to Success

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Robin Williams’ description of the two behavioral changes most critical to his development as an actor, captures the secret to success for all Energizers.

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Mr. Williams’ experience illustrates the formula for how one moves from “comfort-zone” to “sweet-spot.”  The more you incorporate the qualities of your opposite style – in his case, Analytical – the more powerfully you will connect with your audience.

As simple as “stick with the script” and “listen” may sound, there is a constant gravitational pull away from those behaviors based, in part, on well-established neural pathways in the brain formed by a lifetime of repetition of the same behavior.

The good news is that we now know from several years of brain research findings, that with enough repetition of new habits, we can change the brain’s wiring!