De-Stress Parenting for the Holidays

De-Stress Parenting for the Holidays

How can parents create peace and compassion amidst the stress of life today… especially during the holidays? As Joshua Freedman discusses with Rob Hakala & Lisa Azizian on WATD radio, it starts with noticing feelings – and treating them as something neutral: [s3audio s3url=”/website/WATD-Rob-Hakala-Josh-Freedman.mp3″ responsive=”on” /] When your kids want things to be different than the […]

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Transforming Bullies – on South Bay Sunday, KBAY-FM

Transforming Bullies – on South Bay Sunday, KBAY-FM

                  Six Seconds Interviewed on KBAY-FM Click To Tweet Sam VanZandt of KBAY’s South Bay Sunday in San Jose, California interviews Six Seconds’ Director of Parenting Education, May Duong about how to prevent bullying at home and at school. Sam started by asking May how a teacher or parent would go about helping a bully […]

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Helping Children Build Empathy

Helping Children Build Empathy

How much do you talk about feelings with your children? When you do, it builds their empathy skills and emotional literacy and helps them get along better with other children. Emotional insight is the ability to sense and understand emotions in self and others Click To Tweet  Emotional insight is the ability to sense emotions […]

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Educating with EQ on WBZ News Radio

Educating with EQ on WBZ News Radio

Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman is interviewed on WBZ News Radio 1030 on the Jordan Rich show, talking about how to use EQ to navigate emotions in and out of school. Listen here to the whole interview with Josh Freedman and Jordan Rich [s3audio s3url=”website/WBZ_JRSHOW-EQ.mp3″ responsive=”on” /] All students deserve to be taught emotional intelligence […]

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Precious Feelings (Or: “Max’s Nap”)

Precious Feelings (Or: “Max’s Nap”)

Like many of us, I learned to push feelings away. My 2-year-old “encouraged” me to find a new approach, and it “magically” changed our struggle into a beautiful connection. Now if I can just remember to keep practicing this!

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The Myth of Winning

The Myth of Winning

Here’s why we make the boss, a colleague, a customer, spouses and lovers, and even our children into enemies — and a better way. It starts with our brains, and being addicted to the pleasure of righteousness.

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How Emotional Intelligence Works

How Emotional Intelligence Works

Let’s break it down: What is emotional intelligence and why does it matter?  How does this make a difference in my life at work, school, home? Next week is our 3rd annual free online conference, EQ Week.  To make the most of the program, here’s a quick intro to emotional intelligence (EQ) — and how […]

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EQ Week Free Online Conference

EQ Week Free Online Conference

EQ Week is the world’s largest emotional intelligence conference – and it’s entirely free for anyone with internet access. How can emotions support thriving, at work, at school, and at home? Join us to explore this amazing frontier of the brain – and heart.

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Where Do You Want The Ball To Go?

Where Do You Want The Ball To Go?

I’ve noticed something intriguing – if you have no idea what result you want, you’re unlikely to get it. My skills at pool/billiards are terrible, but I still can plan ahead and think about how I’m going to whack the cue ball to get a particular result. Isn’t this true of all of our interactions? If we decide “where we want the ball to go” in our meetings, conversations, interactions… then it’s much more probably we can make that happen.

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