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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ask Dr. Harold: Homework
I was recently at a parent talk in a school and was hit with the question about homework. As a parent, I dealt and continue to deal with the Lamorinda homework that spawned the Race to Nowhere film and accompanying movement. As a faculty member at Santa Clara ...By Harold Jules Hoyle Ph.D.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Ask Dr. Harold: When Scary Things Happen
Dear Dr. Harold,
A parent wrote me this week asking about the recent shooting in the town of Moraga and the drama it produced in our kids. So here are some thoughts on our kids in a ...
By Harold Jules Hoyle Ph.D.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ask Dr. Harold: Your Child's Grieving Process
A parent recently wrote to me and asked how to help their child deal with the loss of their family dog. So here are some things you can do to help children with their grieving process.
By Harold Jules Hoyle Ph.D.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Ask Dr. Harold - Summer Time
I did a parent talk at a local school this week and parents were asking what they should do to have a psychologically healthy summer for their kids. So here are some things to think about when setting up the schedule for your family this summer.
By Harold Jules Hoyle Ph.D.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Ask Doctor Harold: Resiliency, Revisited
I received several e-mails asking me to write more about the concept of resiliency that I introduced at the end of my last article on bullying.
What is resiliency?
By Harold Jules Hoyle Ph.D.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Ask Dr. Harold What is bullying?
If we think about how a kid experiences bullying it becomes more clear. The child who is bullied feels fear and powerlessness. The bully gets the feeling of gaining power. These are the classic psychological dynamics of bullying. Other definitions include intent to ...By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Ask Dr. Harold Recovering from Holiday Overload
So I hope you survived the holidays. With all of the added events and schedule changes this can be difficult for kids and they can often get out of control. And let's face it, the situations we put them in during the holidays are the out of control part. So here is ...By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ask Dr. Harold Holidays
I recently did a parenting talk at an elementary school and during the questions a parent asked, "What do you recommend I do with my kids during the holidays?" So here are a few suggestions for holiday time for families.
By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Ask Dr. Harold May I Have Your Attention, Please
I was recently shopping at Diablo Foods and got into a conversation with a parent about their child and an interesting subject came up. How do good or shy kids get the attention they need? So here is an introduction to this issue and some tips to help your child get ...By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Ask Dr. Harold Transitions
Dear Dr. Harold,
I was recently at an event for a local company called Green Buddha and most of the parents had children who were making a transition. Many of the kids were going to ...
By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Ask Dr. Harold: Emotional Management
Dear Dr. Harold,
I was recently at a middle school graduation and was talking to a parent who asked me about how to help her child when he gets angry. The world of emotional management ...
By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Positive Psychology
My column in January on mindfulness received a record amount of positive feedback. Simply put, people enjoyed hearing about positive psychological practice. One person I talked to at a Saint Mary's game (congrats for winning the tourney by the way) asked me if there ...By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ask Dr. Harold Mindfulness
It is a new year and as many of us do, I tried to establish some new patterns. I had taken a few stabs at yoga over the years, attending classes, buying books, and I even bought my own yoga mat, which I thought increased my commitment. I mean really, I have my own ...By Dr. Harold Hoyle, Ph.D.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ask Dr. Harold "Lawnmower" Parents
A couple of weeks ago I was conducting a training with a group of Catholic school principals. The subject of helicopter parents came up. I heard a new term when the superintendent said, "We call them lawnmower parents because the blades are much closer to the ...By Harold Jules Hoyle Ph.D.



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