Short film ‘Just Breathe’ helps kids deal with emotions

Posted on: September 10th, 2015 by studentpsych


This beautiful short film from filmmakers Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman titled “Just Breathe” is a 4-minute long video that depicts how children’s emotions affect them and how they physically feel, and how to calm down their bodies and mind by taking deep breaths.

As described by Alicia Lutes, Associate Editor of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, emotional responses are hard to navigate at any age and figuring out how and what you are physically feeling is particularly challenging when you’re experiencing strong feelings. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just breathe.


This Is Why Your Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through The Night

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 by studentpsych


Taken from BuzzFeed (

How’s the baby doing? Sleeping through the night yet?”
This line will be familiar to parents of small children. The unbroken, “normal” night’s sleep is the holy grail of parenting. Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter might have started sleeping through the night from six weeks, but for most families that’s a distant dream.

It’s perhaps the most talked-about topic on online forums, and there’s an entire publishing industry based on the idea that with the right training, babies can and should sleep more.
Here, BuzzFeed News speaks to two leading experts to find out why babies wake up during the night – and why it might actually be a good thing.

Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

1. Why do babies wake up? Because they’re supposed to.
For Peter Fleming, professor of infant health and developmental psychology at the University of Bristol, the idea that babies should sleep through the night is a 20th-century idea. It’s more natural for them to wake up, often.

“Human infants are not designed to sleep for long periods, it’s not good for them, and there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that there is any benefit to anybody from having a child that sleeps longer and consistently,” he tells BuzzFeed.

“That’s not perhaps what most parents would like to hear.”


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