Monday, April 15, 2013

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Interviewed On Askimo TV Regarding How Childhood Behavior Influences Adult Behavior

Dr. Holstein is both a Positive Psychologist and the author of ''The Truth (I'm A Girl, I'm Smart And I Know Everything) Dr. Holstein recently appeared on Askimo TV, where she discussed the bearing childhood behavior has on us as adults

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein recently appeared on Askimo TV where she discussed how important it is to understand how childhood behavior can influence our adult lives.

In the interview Dr Holstein answered many questions, including but not limited to:

How does our behaviour as children have a bearing on how we will be as adults?
How will understanding your 12 year old self impact your life positively now?
How does shyness affect us as adults?
How can we connect with our inner child?
How can we nurture the best of ourselves as we grow older?
Can we hold on to the energy and confidence we had as a child?

"We need to realize," stated Dr. Holstein, "that the way we were as kids affects the way we behave as adults and even our feelings and emotions.  At the same time we need to honor aspects of ourselves that are part of our history as they contain the strengths, talents and potential that often lie dormant  and you might even say,  afraid to come out, within us.  Our 'inner child' is calling out to us on many occasions.  We need to learn how to listen and turn on our inner resources, no matter what our age.

On the other hand, we have to always remember to listen and connect to our children and grandchildren.  The ways we handle them will have an affect on their strengths, talents and potential for the rest of their lives!  There is no way around bringing up a child.  Ignoring a child or not treating a child appropriately always has lasting consequences."

Her book, ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’ is a first in positive psychology. It is a fiction book for girls, tweens and teens. Written by an 11 year old girl as a diary, Dr. Barbara has embedded within the story positive truths and concepts geared to help girls develop self-esteem and resiliency

Her second book in The Truth Series is 'Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!’  Now the girl is 13. She handles many adolescent issues, including a crush, moving, a death in the family, feeling fat and problems with girlfriends.  Kids and parents have a book they can share and use as a sounding board for needed communication between the generations. Both 'The Truth' and 'Secrets' are great for grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens in their lives.

In addition to running a thriving practice, Dr. Holstein is a very successful author across many genres. The human spirit, with its capacity for survival, growth and joy, has always been a subject of interest for Dr. Holstein.  She recently released 'Next Year In Jerusalem Part Two: Around Every Corner Mystery & Romance in the Holy Land'. The new romance novel is the second in the 'Jerusalem Trilogy'. Combining her talents as a writer and a psychologist has resulted in a storyline filled with romance, intrigue, mystery, and spiritual awakenings. Being a new romance book, 'Next Year In Jerusalem' is a work of fantasy that serves a greater purpose.

In 'Next Year In Jerusalem', two women face extraordinary circumstances in one of the most spiritual, mysterious, romantic cities in the world. Part 2 in this trilogy expands upon the adventures of Natalie and Maggie, best friends since college, who find themselves steeped in the romance, mysticism and mystery of Jerusalem.

Dr Holstein is available for media interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for increasing happiness.  Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for over 25 years. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Dr. Barbara speaks regularly on radio programs around the country, and appears on television in New York and New Jersey. Her inspiring audio shows and podcasts can be found on the web, along with hundreds of her articles and stories. She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, and Family Circle Magazine.

Her pathfinder book ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ was published in 1997 by Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. Her second book ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ has received rave reviews as a wonderful inspirational story book. ‘DELIGHT’, Dr. Holstein’s third book is available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

All books are available at the author’s websites below, online booksellers and stores nationwide.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740