Why Being Too Busy and Too Tired To Stay on Top of Your Kids’ Behavior Ends Up Causing Problems – and What to Do About It When It’s Already Gotten Started

by Shaun Kieran

  Here’s an MP3 I recorded to illustrate what can happen when things get away from a parent.  The situation and the person are real; the name has been changed. http://springpointcoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MaryParenting2.mp3 Shaun Kieran ShaunKpro@gmail.com  (207) 767-3864

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Commonsense Parenting: “Asked and Answered”

by Shaun Kieran

No one really thinks parenting is easy, but it also isn’t really complicated. We have nothing but respect for parents loving and and trying to help their children in the world we live in today.  It’s just that we wish there was more commonsense – and learning – out there: Shaun Kieran ShaunKpro@gmail.com  (207) 767-3864

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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues – The Washington Post

by Shaun Kieran

We’re losing our ability to fall back to commonsense. Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids […]

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When did parents get so scared? – The Boston Globe

by Shaun Kieran

When you were a kid, you probably spent hours outside and unsupervised. It’s not that way anymore. Source: When did parents get so scared? – The Boston Globe Shaun Kieran ShaunKpro@gmail.com  (207) 767-3864

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Successful Supervision 101: Focus on Being Effective Rather than Being Liked

by Shaun Kieran

When an employee is elevated from within an organization, the new supervisory challenges can be surprisingly daunting. It all started when my client came to me looking for help ‘coping’ with her “very difficult,” (probably troubled) supervisor.  To make that long story short, my client responded so well to our various strategies for handling herself […]

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Don’t Use “The Office” as Your Model for Workplace Culture: Know and Appreciate What Your Employees Bring to the Organization

by Shaun Kieran

When you’re the boss, you’re supposed to know what everyone does, and be able to connect it all to the big picture. Sure, the organizational chart is definitely worth a look. After all, someone did take the trouble to make it, and it actually is important to know how upper management sees the responsibility structure within which you’re […]

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Are You Making Managing People Harder Than It Needs To Be? The Key to Being a Good Boss: Set the Example

by Shaun Kieran

Contrary to some academic schools of thought, successful “people management” is not a science (if anything it’s more on the art side), it’s essentially a skill.  Some managers are blessed with great natural instincts for handling people, but – with a little self-nudge and a learning attitude – any manager can do just fine with […]

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The Humble Learner

by Shaun Kieran

I was musing about being humble and the effect it has on learning. Listen to it here:  

Shaun Kieran ShaunKpro@gmail.com  (207) 767-3864

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Anxiety: Say More Than Just “No”

by Shaun Kieran

It’s always a small chuckle when someone comes out with still another version of the old truism, “If you’re not currently filled with anxiety, you’re either not paying attention – or you’re dead.” That’s a tad over-the-top, sure, but there is (obviously) a lot to be anxious about “out there.” The thing is, that’s always been […]

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How Children Become Narcissists — Science of Us

by Shaun Kieran

How Children Become Narcissists — Science of Us.   My disappointment is that parents don’t have common sense about what’s good for their children. Shaun Kieran ShaunKpro@gmail.com  (207) 767-3864

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