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Daniel Siegel debunks myths about the Teenage Brain and "raging hormones". He discusses the changes and remodeling of the brain within the adolescent period.  He asserts that people need to learn about these changes to support and meet adolescents with empathy and compassion. more

We asked children a simple question: What is kindness? Try asking your kids what they think it means to be kind. How do they feel when someone's kind to them? How do they feel when they're kind to someone else? The answers can be both heart-warming and honest.   more

Learn simple techniques to rejuvenate your parent/child connection and change destructive patterns. This presentation will help you make positive, conscious change and will offer tools to use with children of all ages to shift energies to build nurturing and lasting relationships THE CONSCIOUS PARENT - PART ONE more

Bullying is a growing concern. Children face incredible challenges at school, in the playground, in the community. How can we help children respond to these challenges in a compassionate way? more

How are we preparing our children for the challenges they face everyday at school, at home, at hockey practice or at dance class? How do we know if our children are truly thriving? more

Bullying, aggression, racial tensions – these are unfortunate realities in today’s world. David Osher, Vice President in Education, Human Development and the Workforce at the American Institutes for Research as well as Co-Director of AIR’s Human and Social Development Program, has worked for more than four decades on creating safety in schools and families.  more

We know that physical fitness is important. But scientific research now shows that children that have social and emotional fitness do better in school and life. They even have higher academic achievement.   more

Dr. Dan Siegel offers some revolutionary strategies when it comes to developing the child's mind. Check out below the 6 steps he provides to build kindness and resilience in children. (Follow the links at the end of each video to view the next step)Chapter 1: The Opportunity to Build the Circuits of Kindness and Resilience more

In February 2012, Richie Davidson joined the Dalai Lama Center and the UBC Institute for Mental Health for "The Emotional Life of Your Brain". He has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional "styles," including resilience, self-awareness, and attention.Our emotional fingerprint results from where on the continuum of each style we fall. He explains the brain circuits that underlie each style in order to give us a new model of the emotional brain, one that will even go so far as to affect the way we treat conditions like autism and depression. more