Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative and practical The course has a good balance of scientific, anecdotal and common-sense information and wisdom. Some of it, I enjoyed practicing in real time with my kids.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speaker kept my interest Eileen is a great speaker & very knowledgeable about the subject course. I had my grandsons watch the lecture on teasing & bullying.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent course. I think this should be a requirement for everyone who is planning on having children. Even though I am a grandmother it has given me insight into helping my grandchildren. Very good course and well instructed.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Key Insights Make a Difference This course is providing me some very important insights into some of the mistakes I have made as a parent. I know that my wife and I are good parents to our son but there are always areas for improvements. This course is providing me access to my own personal blind spots with new techniques, especially with how to handle conflicts with our son and how I've been praising him. As they say, "It's the little subtle things that can really make a difference", maybe they're really not that little. I am very grateful to Dr. Eileen Kennedy - thank you for creating this course and for dedicating your life to making a difference in other people's lives.
Date published: 2019-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Realistic and informative At first I was turned off by presenter's voice- which is soft and kind, like speaking to a child. However, I found the content to be powerful, balanced and realistic. Highly recommend to all who work with, or take part in raising children, including grandparents.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Informative I have listened to the lectures multiple times and as the children get older there are lectures relevent to their ages. Recommended and easy to listen to and follow.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good course I like the course because the instructor provides examples and points to research to support her comments. Pointing to research might seemed boring to some listeners. However, knowing that her comments are based on research, clinical and personal applications makes the course valuable and worth your time.You will have many "aha" moments about childhood behavior and learn technique for handling everyday development issues.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Start using information immediately Plenty of examples and ways to help children grow up with behaviors that will keep them well grounded and focused. I needed help with my grandson and his anger issues. I learned so much about how kids' minds work. Small adjustments on my part resulted in big changes on his part. He is developing a collection of coping skills that will help him for years to come. Thanks for this quick course packed full of valuable tips and techniques!
Date published: 2017-07-17
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Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids
Course Trailer
Developing Your Child's Emotional Intelligence
1: Developing Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

Parents can play a major role in helping or hindering children's development of emotional regulation skills. Consider the factors that make emotion regulation difficult for kids and learn techniques for teaching your children to understand and cope with their feelings, both in a "meltdown" situation and on an ongoing everyday basis....

34 min
Anxiety-The Way Out Is Through
2: Anxiety-The Way Out Is Through

Because it helps us focus on threats and avoid danger, fear is a necessary emotion. But when a child's responses to perceived threats are more intense, pervasive, and enduring than the situation warrants, anxiety can become a serious problem. Pick up practical ways you can help children learn to cope with the thoughts and behaviors that trigger and accompany anxiety, as well as anxiety's physical ...

31 min
How Kids Manage Anger-Positive Discipline
3: How Kids Manage Anger-Positive Discipline

Are timeouts productive? How should punishment be used, if at all? Learn how to respond constructively to children's anger and help kids learn to manage and communicate it in healthy, non-aggressive ways. Gain practical strategies for inspiring cooperation from kids of various ages and avoiding power struggles.

30 min
Building Authentic Self-Esteem
4: Building Authentic Self-Esteem

All the parental praise and cheerleading in the world won't make a child develop authentic self-esteem. Discover the important developmental changes that occur in children's self-concepts over time, and how parents can support self-esteem at each stage. Then, take an in-depth look at the core components of authentic self-esteem at any age.

33 min
Teaching Kids to Care-The Roots of Empathy
5: Teaching Kids to Care-The Roots of Empathy

Empathy involves more than just "being nice." Explore the three interwoven strands of empathy-affective resonance, cognitive perspective taking, and motivation for compassionate behavior. Then, look closely at three more general ways of helping children develop empathy, including challenging empathy exceptions and giving kids a path forward when they behave in unkind ways.

31 min
What Makes Kids Happy?
6: What Makes Kids Happy?

Parents can't make their children happy-what they can do is help them develop the skills and attitudes that contribute to happiness. Gain strategies for guiding and supporting kids in building a life that incorporates pleasure, engagement, and meaning, from teaching them how to relish positive experiences to helping them break free from perfectionism.

33 min
How Children Make Friends
7: How Children Make Friends

Track the fascinating changes that happen in children's friendships, as they move from the simple "love the one you're with" connections of young children, through the palling around of school-age children, to the intimate relationships of teens. Discover the three key ingredients of friendship formation and investigate ways to support your child's social development and pave the way for friendshi...

30 min
Playing Well with Others
8: Playing Well with Others

Explore the stages of how children learn to play: solitary, parallel, associative, and cooperative play. Witness the extraordinary variety of children's pretend play and understand its social and emotional importance. Dive into the research and learn what experts say about war games and roughhousing. Finally, take a look at games with rules and how to help your child handle winning and losing.

28 min
Making Up and Breaking Up with Friends
9: Making Up and Breaking Up with Friends

Arguments, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings are an unavoidable part of any relationship. Look at the reasons why children argue with friends, the methods through which they resolve their differences, and ways you can support your child as they go through the frustration and heartache of a conflict or breakup.

28 min
Belonging, Status, Popularity, and Rejection
10: Belonging, Status, Popularity, and Rejection

What makes some kids popular? Why do some kids have trouble getting along? In this lecture, study the characteristics linked to four research-based categories of social status that children might fall into: well liked, controversial, neglected, and rejected. Explore the hidden risks of popularity and the role of gossip.

29 min
Teasing and Bullying
11: Teasing and Bullying

Kids can be very mean to each other. Learn about the long-term effects of bullying for both the target and the bully. Understand what distinguishes bullying from ordinary meanness and how bullying differs among boys and girls. Gain practical strategies to use if your child is the target of bullying-or the one doing the bullying.

28 min
Growing up Social in the Digital Age
12: Growing up Social in the Digital Age

Unlike previous generations, children today are growing up in a digital world. Discover the parallels between online and face-to-face behaviors and how anonymity (perceived or real) changes the bullying game. Reflect on the risky behaviors children engage in online and how parents can mitigate those risks and educate their children so they navigate the web safely and with kindness.

32 min
Eileen Kennedy-Moore

The fascinating thing about social and emotional development is that we're never done-the skills that children learn about making friends and dealing with feelings are the same skills that we adults continue to practice and refine.

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Stony Brook University

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Stony Brook University

About Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Eileen Kennedy-Moore is an author and clinical psychologist who specializes in parenting and children’s feelings and friendships in her Princeton, NJ practice (license #35SI00425400). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University.

Dr. Kennedy-Moore is the coauthor of two books for parents, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential and The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends, as well as a book for mental health professionals. She also has written an award-winning children’s book, What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (without Hitting Your Sister). Her works have been translated into Estonian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

In addition to publishing academic articles in the Review of General Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Dr. Kennedy-Moore has been featured on many highly rated radio shows and quoted in numerous popular magazines and newspapers, such as Parents, Real Simple, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and the Chicago Tribune. She serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine and writes an in-depth blog about children’s social and emotional development at PsychologyToday.com. She often speaks at schools and conferences about stress, parenting, and children’s feelings and friendships.

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