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21 08, 2018

The Seven Habits of Self-Reg Parents

By | 2018-08-21T14:41:41+00:00 August 21st, 2018|

As most of us know, parenting is an experience in which the learning never stops. Sometimes, the best way to gauge your progress as a parent is to stop and look back at how things used to be — six months or a year ago — and notice how much [...]

28 06, 2018

Unmotivated or Hooked? The Worrisome Pull Towards “Just One More Episode”

By | 2018-06-27T17:29:24+00:00 June 28th, 2018|

The other night I “pulled the plug” on Netflix for good. It was an easy decision after I used a Self-Reg lens to reframe a parenting problem I’d been struggling with for several months. Here’s where it started: “Siena, turn off the TV.” “Okay.” Followed by nothing. “Siena, are you [...]

12 02, 2018

Supporting My Daughter Through a Big Disappointment: How We Respond to Strong Emotion as a Self-Reg Parent

By | 2018-02-12T16:30:30+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

Susan Hopkins and Stuart Shanker use a situation from Susan’s parenting experience as a teachable moment about the Self-Reg approach to helping children deal with strong emotions. They discuss the difference between the cognitive approach — trying to help the child understand and process the strong feelings — and the Self-Reg [...]

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