Whether your child is struggling with transitions, worrying about making friends, dealing with separation anxiety, or melting down after school, this session gives you tools to help navigate these and other common scenarios. This course approaches them from the standpoint of the highly sensitive child (HSC), but the tips are applicable even if you're child isn't normally sensitive.View the course
Sibling rivalry can feel exhausting.
We all know that the more we fill our children's emotional cups, the less stress they have -- and the better they get along. Here are five concrete things you can do to help foster peaceful, lower-stress relationships among your children.View the course
What do healthy boundaries look like for kids, and how can we be help them be more likely to buy into them? Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of "retroactive" parenting you need to do, and to empower the whole family to live together more peacefully.
Note that this session does not have subtitles. Coming soon.View the course
This one isn't about the kids -- it's about OUR screen time, as parents and caregivers. I get it. I've been there and understand excessive screen use firsthand. Here are 5 of the most helpful ways I decreased my time online and increased the amount of balance in my life.
Note: one point I didn't mention here is that I also invested in a very basic watch that notified me if I was getting a message or a phone call. That reduced my worry that I might be missing an urgent message from someone who was trying to reach me.View the course
It's hard when those whose relationships we value disagree with our choice to parent gently -- whether they're a long-time friend, an extended family member, or even a spouse. Here are some ways to address them while still preserving the relationship.
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This session is about how to support our sensitive children when they're disappointed, sad, or angry. I offer tips about how to build resiliency and executive functioning skills, while also helping them feel heard and valued. I also discuss sensitivity and whether we can, or should, try to change it.
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Does punishment have a place in positive parenting? Do gentle parents enforce consequences with our kids, or are we simply permissive? This session explores those questions from the perspective of brain science -- and gives you some helpful ideas for when you're "in the moment" with your child.
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Saying "no" is easy and sometimes effective, but it can also have some undesirable outcomes. Here's a look at what we can do instead when we have little kids -- not only to help them understand us better, but also to help them develop communication tools they'll need as they get older.
This video is best for parents of pre-verbal young children all the way up to about the preschool age. Note that this video does not have subtitles (coming soon).View the course
Tantrums are hard not only for the child who's having one, but also for the adult who's supporting them. In this session, I cover what tantrums are, some good things about them (yes, they exist!), and what to do "in the moment."
Note that I do not suggest asking kids to "use their words." When little kids are really upset, they're using a part of their brain that's in fight-or-flight mode. Adult-style communication is simply not achievable for them when they're dysregulated. Once they're calm again, then their words are more readily available to them. This session offers some ideas of what you can do instead.
Note: this session does not have subtitles (coming soon).View the course