Connected parenting vs. traditional, old-school parenting

Parenting styles matter.  Some kids need a different way.  If your child has experienced trauma.  This could be medical trauma, physical trauma, emotional trauma and you just can’t seem to understand his or her responses, you may need another way to parent.  This is an excellent article to help parents think about why they do,

Behaviors can be Driven by Fear – Parenting with Connection

Is fear driving your child’s behavior? So often the answer is yes. What to learn from the best, explore the site below “The concept of dysregulation is important because it explains why misbehavior requires a connected response, not a punishment. More often than not, dysregulation is driven by fear. Punishment creates more fear, which only

Decrease the behavior & increase the learning by supporting the true needs of the child

Medically complicated kids are sometimes like puzzles. Each puzzle piece is important in understanding the child’s strengths and weaknesses.  When parents lack information. When they are looking for a quick fix or do not fully support the medical team, pieces of the puzzle are missed and the child’s development and skill attainment lags. The best

Sitting Alone in a Special Need’s World.

Jonathan’s mom and I had coffee this morning.  She was talking about how lonely it sometimes feels to parent a special need’s child. You see Jonathan is in high school.  His freshman year.  He is in the gifted program and he loves football. It was the the first game of the season.   Jonathan was so