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Eileen Kennedy-Moore
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author, psychologist, speaker in Princeton, NJ
author, psychologist, speaker in Princeton, NJ

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My new website, www.DrFriendtastic.com, features friendship advice for kids as well as silly quizzes, fun friendship facts and quotes, and cute photos of animal friends. 
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My new co-authored book, Growing Friendships: A Kid's Guide to Making and Keeping Friends, is available for pre-order. It's funny and useful. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F_ctQtFJNk&t=1s

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Arguments with a friend can be very upsetting for kids, especially when, in the heat of the moment, someone declares, “You’re not my friend anymore!” It takes time and practice for kids to learn how to resolve conflicts.

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In Part 1 of this post, I talked about research on how playing violent video games is related to aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Overall, the evidence points to small effects of violent video games on aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior. These effects don’t always appear and seem to be greater for some people than others, but they also may have a cumulative impact over time.

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Few parents are worried about their kids becoming violent criminals. The more relevant question for most parents is, “Will playing violent video games make my kid more likely to shove a classmate, squabble with a sibling, or be sassy to me?” The answer is maybe, but not necessarily.

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Do you every wonder WHY boys feel the need to play rough with each other? And should we let them? And what if they are TOO rough?

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It could have been awful. A movie that teaches kids about emotions could have been dry and preachy. Instead, Pixar’s "Inside Out" is an exciting and compelling tour of inner life that’s grounded in science plus an authentic understanding of how kids feel. Read on for three key lessons you and your kids can learn about emotions!

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You’ve met that child: The one who insists on special treatment, who thinks the rules don’t apply to him, who brags and seems insensitive to anyone else’s feelings or wishes, who has loud, public tantrums if he doesn’t get his way… This child may have some superficial charm, but if you spend much time with her, you walk away feeling irritated and thinking, “Who does she think she is?!” Or worse.

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