Responsive Parenting

Repeating yourself to a young child is rarely going to help them do as you say. Let’s imagine you’ve asked your toddler to stop hitting her brother and she doesn’t… you demand one more time with increased volume and annoyance in your tone, “I said stop hitting!”  This child of yours—who was showing with theContinue reading “Responsive Parenting”

If I Were a Remote…

Our remote control had been missing for over a week. Yup. It’s not an easy thing to live without I must admit and it was gone.

Parenting Unconsciously and Conditionally

I believe that most of us have been parenting unconsciously. We think we are doings rationally and logically, but a lot of our interactions with our children are completely based on how we feel at the moment.

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).

Parenting from the Inside Out by Siegel and Hartzell

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell is a handbook for all parents, a must read!

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

Prolific education and parenting author Alfie Kohn argues that there is a better way to parent than using rewards and punishments.