Do you often feel like your child is a mystery and doesn’t open up emotionally to you as much as you’d like? You aren’t alone. Many of the parents of my youngest patients often ask me for guidance on how to help their children become more open and to share what’s on their minds. Understandably, they are looking for an easy-to-implement solution with instant results. But the key to getting your child to feel secure enough to confide in you is to build a foundation of trust with him. And building that foundation takes time.
How does the brain work? We're bombarded with research and discoveries, but we're always left with more questions. There is a revolution happening in cognitive science that's on par with that of Galileo. Michele Di Francesco, philosopher of the mind, explains what it means.
When nerve damage left his hand shaking badly, artist Phil Hansen learned to embrace this limitation, leading to more creativity than he could have imagined. His message of embracing limitations offers hope for those facing mental illness.