Got a Panda Child? Your Big Bear Probably Doesn’t Want a Hug!

September 5, 2017

Why? How? Sound familiar? If so, it is highly likely you have a Panda in your midst. On a constant quest for exploration and knowledge your Panda seeks to navigate the world on their own terms.  They love to learn how things work, to solve puzzles, and are compelled to question absolutely everything. Daydreamers and […]

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Got a Lion Child? Become a Lion Tamer in 5 Easy Steps

August 31, 2017

True to its name the Lion child is always in search of adventure – constantly on the move, stealth like in nature, and has the ability wreak havoc right under your unsuspecting nose.  On the plus side your Lion will be fun, high energy, spontaneous, excitable and creative.  They love an environment where things are […]

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Success is a Mindset – choose your thoughts and your words carefully!

June 26, 2017

We talk frequently with business leaders and entrepreneurs about success behaviors and what it takes to become a high achiever. While many people believe that this is something we are either “born with” or not, nothing could be further from the truth. Regardless of academic performance, age, race or socio-economic circumstances, the ability to be […]

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Emotional Intelligence – EQ is the new IQ

June 19, 2017

Emotional intelligence (EQ), a term popularized by Daniel Goleman, is the ability to identify and manage our own emotions, as well as identify and respond to the emotions of others. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence will be one of the top job skills in 2020. So why is EQ […]

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Mood Food – Feeding Teens for Happy Hormones

May 2, 2017

Adolescence is a stage of significant physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth. To cope with these demands and operate at their best; teens need extra calories, protein, vitamins and minerals. Good nutrition has a huge impact on physical and mental health. Energy highs and lows, stress, anxiety, hormonal mood swings, and concentration can all be impacted […]

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Help! My Kid is a Bully

April 13, 2017

Receiving feedback that your teen is failing math or being disruptive in class is slightly easier to navigate than being informed they are a bully. As parents our gut instinct is to protect our kids and on that basis we generally go into “my child wouldn’t do that” mode. Being told that your teen is […]

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Managing “Mean Girl” Behavior

April 4, 2017

Referred to by psychologists as “relational aggression”, mean girl behavior is anything from the formation of social cliques, to spreading rumors and lies, to ostracizing and exclusion, to emotional manipulation and sometimes even physical aggression. At the very core of this behavior is insecurity – the need to derive self worth and value by making […]

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