Why I’m Okay With My Son Calling Me Out

No, he does not get into trouble for calling me on my hypocrisy We don’t need to teach children to answer questions, we need to teach children to question the answers.  “That’s the thing about independently minded children. You bring them up teaching them to question authority, and you forget that the very first authorityContinue reading “Why I’m Okay With My Son Calling Me Out”

Emotion in Motion

A series of my stories about emotions and emotion regulation Stories About Emotions A few days ago I wrote a flurry of stories about emotional dysregulation and co-regulation, which has prompted me to compile my related stories to make them easier to find. Interoception and emotion regulation The first one I wrote back in November. ThisContinue reading “Emotion in Motion”

Exploring Emotional Regulation 

Co-regulation is essential for any relationship, especially the parent-child relationship.  We all become dysregulated sometimes. This happens when the demands of the environment exceed our ability to deal with them in a calm, skillful manner at that moment in time. When someone we love is upset, there are essentially three different responses we can give them. 1)Continue reading “Exploring Emotional Regulation “

Keeping Our Cool With Our Kids

Practical strategies for remaining calm when our children are experiencing intense emotions Have a plan ahead of time, one you’ve come up with when you’re calm, ready for those moments when you feel the frustration rising. Don’t wait until you feel stressed to make time for your favourite self-care routines, make them a priority everyContinue reading “Keeping Our Cool With Our Kids”