May 17, 2021

The Premack Principle a.k.a. Grandma’s Rule

There is a rather simple natural principle that is at the heart of many solutions to our problems. “Grandma’s Rule” is the colloquial name for the formal “Premack Principle.” It connotes a commonsense and practical natural principle…which it is. Simply put, it says that when you pair an activity of low interest and reward with […]

Psychological First Aid: Returning to Balance after a Disaster

Disastrous events of any kind will affect each of us in different ways. The most common affects involve a sense of insecurity brought on by heightened vulnerability and feelings of helplessness that upset our balance. Returning to balance after a disaster is a primary need for reestablishing well-being and it will, likely, require some “psychological […]

Being a Parent Isn’t Easy…But It Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

          Being a parent isn’t easy…but it doesn’t have to be difficult. There are natural laws that define healthy development and relationships for our families. Three of those principles are: Attachment Principle; Autonomy Principle; and Balance Principle. The power of the Attachment Principle makes parenting easier and creates a secure child. The […]

The Holiday Pressure Cooker

 Will your Holiday Season be the wonderful experience you dream of, or will you place yourself in “The Holiday Pressure Cooker?” You probably know that food is cooked quickly when placed under high pressure. That means that it is “done” fast! Have you made the connection with how we are “done” rather quickly, as well, […]