One of the most important life skills we can teach our children is the ability to regulate their emotions-the skill of self-regulation.
How do we nurture that skill in children is through a process called co-regulation. It’s not what we do, it’s how we are.
Some key points:
- Myths around co-regulation
- Co-regulation doesn’t mean perfection
- Do’s and don’ts of co-regulation
About my guest
Dr. Mona Delahooke is a clinical child psychologist with a mission of reducing children’s suffering, increasing their joy and resilience, and supporting their families. Her paradigm-shifting model offers new understanding of emotional and behavior challenges and aims to enhance children’s development and relationships.
Countless parents have embraced Dr. Delahooke’s best-selling book Beyond Behaviors, which explains that shifting from securing compliance to supporting children’s unspoken, physiological needs can unlock a deeper understanding of behavior, and promote more harmonious, joyful family dynamics. Her latest book, Brain-Body Parenting, outlines a pioneering “bottom-up” approach to parenting that considers the essential role of the entire nervous system.
Resources and links
- Mona’s website
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- Brain-Body Parenting:: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids
- The Still Face Experiment
- Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges
- The Harsh Realm of “Gentle Parenting” article in The New Yorker magazine
- The Why of Challenging Behaviors and The How-to of Dealing with Them ($49.99)
- How to Be a Calm Parent ($49.99)
Other episodes you may enjoy
- 281: The Power of Self-Regulation with Sarah McLaughlin
- 267: The Power of Discord with Dr. Ed Tronick
- 289: MInd-Body Tools to Develop Stress Resilience with Rebekkah LaDyne
- 298: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success with Marc Brackett
- 290: Alarmed Aloneness: with Sarah Peyton
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