positive parenting

The Importance of Others

By Lisa Sansom / December 14, 2012 / 3 Comments

When I did the MAPP program, a little-known fact is that my Capstone (applied end-of-year project) was actually on positive parenting. I am personally fascinated by the moment when a couple becomes parents, and how two people make the transition to parenthood. My own transition to parenthood was a surprisingly rough one. I was afflicted […]

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Guess what? I've been busy – and I bet you have too….

By Lisa Sansom / July 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s the new norm. “How are you these days?” “Busy.” Sometimes you get “crazy busy” or “insanely busy” or “I can’t believe how busy I’ve been!” And our response is often supportive – we’ll say things like, “Well at least it keeps you out of trouble!” or “That’s better than the alternative.” We mean to […]

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"Splendid truths"

By Lisa Sansom / June 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

Have you heard of Gretchen Rubin? She is the author of The Happiness Project, one woman’s experience (hers) of trying different positive interventions in her life, one at a time, over the course of a year. Some things she tried were from positive psychology, some were from the ancient wisdom of various cultures and religions, […]

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Published at U Penn

By Lisa Sansom / March 11, 2011 / 0 Comments

As many readers of this blog know, I completed my Master of Applied Positive Psychology last year at the University of Pennsylvania. There, I studied under many of the founders and key researchers of this new and exciting field. I recently received notification that my Capstone project – my cumulative end-of-studies work – has been […]

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Hold your babies close

By Lisa Sansom / October 6, 2010 / 0 Comments

Quick blog blurt. Some readers of this blog know that, apart from my work in creating positive organizations through training, speaking, coaching and consulting, I also have a great interest in positive parenting, especially that special time when loving couples become first-time parents. Recent research has shown that babies who are held lovingly more develop […]

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Positive parenting

By Lisa Sansom / July 21, 2010 / 0 Comments

As a  bit of a diversion from my usual professional direction (leadership, teams, effective communication, workplace culture, etc), my MAPP Capstone has me researching parenting. I’m creating a book proposal for a book that will help new parents in their early decision-making on topics such as co-sleeping, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, and so on. It’s no surprise […]

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