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Can You Really Change Someone Else's Behavior?

Can You Really Change Someone Else's Behavior?

Is there someone in your life who you desperately want to change? A partner, friend, coworker, boss, child, or parent? If you are constantly thinking, “Ok, if I approach them this way or say it this way, then they will react the way I want” you are in the midst of a huge energy suck and a delusion. We can’t change people that way and we will waste our precious internal resources trying.

So, how do we change others?

5 Ways to Handle Your Child's Holiday Meltdowns- Dr. Charlynn Ruan

5 Ways to Handle Your Child's Holiday Meltdowns- Dr. Charlynn Ruan

The holidays can be extra stressful time when you have young kids. The sugar highs (and crashes), new toys, travel, and stressed out parents can lead to more emotional meltdowns in kids. This can leave already frazzled parents feeling frustrated and taken for granted. So, how do we help young children navigate this holiday emotional roller coaster? Here are 5 ways to help your little ones identify and manage their feelings: