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Do You Know How to Perform Emotional First Aid?

We teach our kids to eat right, exercise and brush their teeth, so why not teach them how to maintain their emotional health? Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist, explains that the majority of parents don't know enough about emotional health themselves. Seeking professional support for emotional pain, guilt, loss or loneliness is important, according to Winch, who makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygience - taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families. His most recent book is . He writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on PsychologyToday.com, and is the author of The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem.

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