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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

 Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center's Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart. more

Why is anxiety becoming an epidemic among children of all ages? In May 2012, Dr. Gordon Neufeld shed fresh light on this problem, paving the way for natural interventions that focus on the root causes as opposed to just managing the symptoms.MAKING SENSE OF ANXIETY IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH more

Dr. Daniel Siegel, speaks with Studio 4 host Fanny Kiefer about Parenting for the 21st Century. Dr. Siegel provides strategies that promote the growth of neural circuits in children's brains to support well-being, kindness and resilience.  more

It was a packed house as Dr Daniel Siegel visited Vancouver for "Mindsight: Brain Science and Transformation for You and Your Relationships". Moderator Maria LeRose led an informal conversation with Dr. more

The giver’s glow. The helper’s high. These are just a couple of the terms used to describe the phenomenon of the positive reaction we have when we decide to help others. more