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

Kids need to Move. Kids need to Play. Kids need to Go Outside.

It is time for school to start and once again, kids are going to be struggling to focus.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes of physical activity per day.  Sixty minutes, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using

Parenting Behaviors that Cripple Kids

This is a great article.  Here is the link and article highlights http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/01/16/7-crippling-parenting-behaviors-that-keep-children-from-growing-into-leaders/ 1. We don’t let our children experience risk We live in a world that warns us of danger at every turn. The “safety first” preoccupation enforces our fear of losing our kids, so we do  everything we can to protect them. It’s

Three Common Myths about the Teenage Brain

Originally posted on Mom Psych:
The latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science came this week and caused me a ‘major’ personal dilemma. My book club meets on Monday, and my Kindle tells me I’m only 2 percent of the way through Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, which I will be expected to discuss with…