Making Sense of Challenging Behaviors – Free Worksheet!

Have you ever looked like this lady when you’ve tried to understand why in the world your child was doing a certain something? I’ve totally been there.  Sometimes kids do things that can be downright mystifying.  In today’s video, I’m walking you through my exclusive framework for thinking about challenging behavior.  Using this framework, you […]

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Using The Flip it! Method to Promote Healthy Social-Emotional Development

Healthy social-emotional development is essential to a child’s ability to form close and secure relationships with adults and peers, to explore the environment and learn, and to develop healthy emotional regulation skills.  Sometimes, when a child is having a challenging moment, it can be hard to know just how to respond to promote healthy social-emotional […]

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What is Infant Mental Health?

If you’re like most people, when you hear the term “infant mental health,” you’re not really sure exactly what that means. Infant mental health actually refers to the period of time from conception to age 5. Infant mental health is synonymous with healthy social-emotional development. Healthy social-emotional development occurs when a child has competencies in […]

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Building Resilient Kids By Building Strong Relationships

Everyone is resilient. We often talk of resilience as a characteristic that an individual either has or does not have. “She’ll be ok; she’s resilient” or “I’m worried about him; he’s just not that resilient.” However, the truth is that resilience exists on a continuum, with every person possessing varying degrees of resilience in various […]

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