In this New York Times opinion piece, columnist Adam Grant, makes the case that kids can benefit from learning to argue and that, by inhibiting their disagreements, we might just be squelching the development of creative problem solving. Something to keep in mind, next time the kids start bickering. It might drive you crazy but maybe it’s not as bad as you think.
This New York Times article, “Outsmarting our Primitive Responses to Fear”, provides an outline of our evolved fear response, often referred to as “fight or flight”. Take a look for ideas on how to help your response match the stimulus and get yourself out of the red zone when you don’t need to be there.