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Interview with Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids Mona Delahooke, PhD

Mona Delahooke, PhD, discusses a new way to understand children's behavior.
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In this interview, Mona Delahooke, PhD discusses her new book, Brain-Body Parenting, and these topics in particular:

  • How the behaviors we see in our children are just a glimpse of what's going on beneath the surface
  • Why we can't just reinforce "good" behavior and discourage "bad" behavior
  • What happens we understand our children's "pathways" better
  • Why we need to understand sensory integration
  • How to reframe and better understand individual differences in temperament and neurodiversity
  • How to "S.O." ("stop" and "observe") in her model
  • Why self-care is absolutely critical in responsive parenting, even if it doesn't look how we think it might


More aboutMona Delahooke

Mona Delahooke, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Delahooke is a member of the American Psychological Association and holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based, neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.

She is the author of Brain-Body Parenting: How to stop Managing Behaviors and start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids and Beyond Behaviors.

Disclaimer:  All advice and guidance offered on this site is not medical guidance and should not be interpreted as such, and the owner of this site is not responsible for individual outcomes.

I am not a physician, psychologist, or counselor, nor am I licensed to offer therapy or medical advice of any kind. I am a certified conscious parenting coach and my courses, blog posts, and all other guidance are based on my training and experience. If you are having an emergency or are in crisis please call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Line (800-273-8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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