Items Tagged ‘relationships’

Make holidays more about family, less about gifts

December 20, 2016

Make holidays more about family, less about gifts

By uclahealth uclahealth

What parent hasn’t watched their children tear into one gift after another on Christmas morning and wondered: Is there a way to make the holidays more about relationships and less about stuff? Cynthia Whitham, a licensed clinical social worker and director of the UCLA Parenting & Children’s Friendship Program at the Semel Institute at UCLA, […]

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Tags: children, counseling, Cynthia Whitham, holidays, LCSW, parents, relationships


Keeping your cool when political passions run hot

August 30, 2016

Keeping your cool when political passions run hot

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A volatile and contentious presidential election campaign has left many people feeling disheartened, frustrated, and even hostile. Our reactions to the presidential contest – and many issues in general – have become so polarized that attempts at discussion can quickly turn into confrontations. These conflicts can negatively impact both our emotional health and social relationships. […]

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Tags: Emanuel Maidenberg, mental health, psychiatry/psychology, relationships, social interactions