Tag Archives: emotional development

When to Clap Back

I am a staff member at a predominantly white institution. The other week my colleague asked me to welcome a new employee to our university even though we’re working remotely, and I do not work with this new person’s team. … Continue reading

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One page at a time

“If I had to compare my career to something, it would be like three big books in one that are definitely not in order or planned out,” she says. “I’m taking it one page at a time. I might have … Continue reading

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Model Patience

Children are not born patient. They learn to be patient—by watching you. So when you’re in a slow line or heavy traffic, take a deep breath before you start your rant. Show your child that it’s OK to be frustrated … Continue reading

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The Price of Shipping

Several months ago, our friend and neighbor flew across the country to be with her ailing mother. Unfortunately, her mother passed away during the visit. So, our neighbor telephoned and asked us to ship some clothes that would be appropriate … Continue reading

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Trauma

Think about it this way: We all carry an invisible backpack filled with trauma. The size of our backpacks differs from person to person. When trauma is retriggered, our backpack grows heavier and arouses the preexisting trauma. However, by recognizing … Continue reading

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