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The Powerful Parenting Tool of Validation. The concept of validation comes from Marsha Linehan, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and creator of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

The Powerful Parenting Tool of Validation

In her 1993 book Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Linehan notes the essence of validation: The therapist communicates to the client that her responses make sense and are understandable within her current life context or situation. The therapist actively accepts the client and communicates this acceptance to the client. The therapist takes the client’s responses seriously and does not discount or trivialize them. Validation is also a powerful parenting tool.

In fact, it’s one of the most important things you can do for your child, according to authors Karyn D. Validation helps kids to feel and express their emotions, develop a secure sense of self, gain confidence, feel more connected to their parents and have better relationships in adulthood. “Don’t validate what is not valid. Rules and boundaries are key. Related Articles. Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change. In our fast-changing world, leaders are increasingly confronted by messy, multifaceted challenges that require collaboration to resolve.

Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change

But the standard methods for tackling these challenges—meetings packed with data-drenched presentations or brainstorming sessions that circle back to nowhere—just don’t deliver. Great strategic conversations generate breakthrough insights by combining the best ideas of people with different backgrounds and perspectives. In this book, two experts “crack the code” on what it takes to design creative, collaborative problem-solving sessions that soar rather than sink.

Drawing on decades of experience as innovation strategists—and supported by cutting-edge social science research, dozens of real-life examples, and interviews with well over 100 thought leaders, executives, and fellow practitioners— they unveil a simple, creative process that leaders and their teams can use to unlock solutions to their most vexing issues.

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Dialogue. Narrative. Comm Skills. Conflict. Astrology Forecast for October 22, 2014. David Spangler on the Subtle Worlds and the New Story. Gandhi 3.0: Nipun Mehta at TEDxUCSD. Announcing The Search: Growing Collective Impact in Australia.

For most Australians life is good.

Announcing The Search: Growing Collective Impact in Australia

By a measure of average wealth, we’re among the wealthiest in the world. Our cities regularly top global lists for livability, and our nation has recently been named as one of the happiest places to live on the planet. But while most Australians enjoy a high standard of living by international standards, many are facing serious social and economic problems that are proving tough to resolve, and in many cases becoming worse. Once the domain of government or not-for-profits to solve, it has become clear that the complex nature of many of these issues means that no single program or organisation, however innovative, influential, well managed or well funded, can successfully address them singlehandedly. Making large-scale change through Collective Impact Growing Collective Impact with The Search Additionally, short-listed communities will receive up to $5000 worth of support to significantly advance their Collective Impact initiative for their application.

How Does A Honeybee Colony Think? As any kid with a mason jar can tell you, the honeybee isn’t the smartest animal on the planet.

How Does A Honeybee Colony Think?

But oddly enough, a honeybee colony is actually pretty intelligent. Without the understanding of any single bee, the colony is constantly weighing decisions and making choices—like sending workers to the best place to collect food, or efficiently allocating jobs. An ecology for systemic change. How to foster and empower disruptive … In Studio: Recipes for systemic change - MaRS Global Leadership. The Thirty-Third E.F. Schumacher Lectures.

Net Neutrality à la Bach: Susan Sontag on Being in the Middle versus Being at the Center. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. Indigenous Governance awards for women's group and theatre troupe. A central Australian women’s group and a regional Victorian theatre troupe have won the prestigious Indigenous Governance awards and $20,000, it was announced in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Indigenous Governance awards for women's group and theatre troupe

The awards, run by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with mining giant BHP Billiton, are held every second year “to identify, celebrate and promote strong Indigenous governance”. The 2014 competition received a record 113 applications from across Australia. Alice Springs’ Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation was awarded the top honour for its work supporting and advocating for remote communities across 90,000 sq km of Australia’s central region. The management committee and executive is made up of elected Aboriginal women from its member communities. Social Theory and Education Research: Understanding Foucault, Habermas ... - Google Books. Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education.

Social Theory and Education Research: Understanding Foucault, Habermas ... - Google Books

Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and ... - Google Books. Samantha Ashenden is Senior Lecturer in Sociology.

Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and ... - Google Books

She has a BA (Hons) Applied Social Science from Kingston University, an M.Phil in Social and Political Theory from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of London. She has published on problems of power, authority and legitimacy within constitutional states, the role of expertise in contemporary governance, and on feminist theory and child sexual abuse. She has taught on the London Consortium Ph.D Programme, and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, as well as at Queen Mary University of London, the University of North London, and Kingston University.

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