All posts tagged: empathy

Wednesdays with Writers: Amy Impellizzeri is back with a mind-bending tale on truth, reinvention, addition, social media, and so much more in THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA

By Leslie Lindsay Dark, intricate, mind-bending tale of truth, addiction, and reinvention.  THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA is the third book for Impellizzeri, and it’s such a twisty, gripping ride, you’ll have to buckle up to follow the labyrinth through social media, addiction, and deceitful behavior. Will is a recovering heroin addict turned counselor, for whom truth is important to recovery. But his past is dark and shrouded with secrets. Now, Will has Thea in his counseling group at Juniper Lane. Thea has been diagnosed with a pathological addition to social media and creating false identities for clients. But there are secrets, and lots of them as Will and Thea unwind this torrid web of deceit. THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA is a dark, complex and gripping read. At times, it’s very mind-bending. I can’t really say much more, or I may give away too much! Kudos to Amy Impellizzeri for this deeply plotted, richly told story.  Please join me in welcoming her back to the blog couch. Leslie Lindsay: Amy! Welcome back. I can honestly say I’ve never …

The Teacher is Talking: “The Whole Brain Child”

By Leslie Lindsay The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (Sep 11, 2012)  Retrieved from Amazon.com 8.21.12   If you recall, about two weeks ago a new topic was introduced on “The Teacher is Talking.”  It had to do with a parenting book entitled THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD by Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.  The concept behind the book is simple: your child responds best to discipline and learning strategies when both sides of the brain (left and right, logical versus emotional) are working together.  The process “connecting” those two sides (hemispheres) is a little more complex than we make it out to be.  The Whole-Brain Child shares “12 revolutionary styles to nurture your child’s developing mind.”  The first 6 of those will be presented today.  (The next 6, next week). STRATEGY#1:  Connect & Redirect: Surfing Emotional Waves.  Let me give you a personal example.  This  occured just yesterday with my 5yo.  Three of us headed out for a morning bike ride: …