Emotion coaching is the practice of talking with children about their feelings, and offering kids strategies for coping with emotionally difficult situations. The goal is to empathize, reassure, and teach. Does it make a difference? Yes.
Graduation season is in high gear in Boston. As a result, thousands of graduates are being told by very well-meaning speakers to find their passion in life, to not compromise, and that when you do something you are passionate about, it doesn’t feel like work.
Pleasure can be a boon or a burden, depending on our relationship to it. It can leaven laborious days, or lead us to waste them. The pleasures of a mild stimulant such as caffeine can be harmless or even beneficial, but the pleasures of amphetamines can be deadly.