Emotional Regulation to the Rescue!

Emotional Regulation to the Rescue! By: Cary Zavala/ As parents, we admit we sometimes come to the “end of our rope.” With the stressors of daily living, our children’s challenging behaviors can sometimes send us to a “10” quickly on the Feelings Thermometer! If you missed this month’s Parent Network Series, our topic of the…

Helping children learn about emotions

By Carrie Shrier/   Mad, sad, happy, glad – we all experience a wide range of emotions every day. Learn more about how to help children with their emotions. It’s not uncommon to hear parents say, “I just want my kids to be happy!” Many families invest a lot of time, effort and energy in…

Understanding the “upstairs” and “downstairs” brain

By: Karen Pace/ You can nurture your child’s mental health and their emotional and intellectual development by learning how their brains work. This is according to neuropsychiatrist, Daniel Siegel, M.D., and parenting expert, Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., who stress that parents and other adults play essential roles in helping kids learn to use their brains…

Emotional Regulation to the Rescue!

By Cary Zavala / As parents, we admit we sometimes come to the “end of our rope.”  With the stressors of daily living, our children’s challenging behaviors can sometimes send us to a “10” quickly on the Feelings Thermometer!  If you missed this month’s Parent Network Series, our topic of the evening was Emotional Regulation,…

Cry Baby

As I write this, it is 10:00 am on a Saturday.  Thus far, Rita has cried six times, over the following things: She wanted to play school with Ruby, but she didn’t know Ruby would want to play in the living room and not the dining room. She wanted to take a bath, not a…

Stop & Think Questions

Now that my youngest is able to articulate his feelings more and that he’s asking “Why?” a lot, I decided to start asking some questions of my own. How are you feeling? What does that mean? What are you trying to say? All of these are new queries I’ve indulged in asking the kids but…