The “Why” Behind Tantrums and Meltdowns with guest Dr. Ashley Taylor

Are your child’s temper tantrums and meltdowns stressing you out? Then this episode of Brainy Moms is for you. Dr. Amy and Teri interviewed Dr. Ashley Taylor, a child psychologist and author of two books that explain the why behind a child’s tantrums.

Dr. Taylor tells listeners how to look for the meaning behind these behaviors, what’s happening in the brain that helps explain tantrums, and the importance of regulating our own emotions when our kids are upset—a process called co-regulation.  She talks about praise, sleep, screen time, and even diet in relation to your child’s ability to regulate their emotions. Want to understand your child’s behavior better? Listen in!

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The Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting & Communicating with guest Lillian Reekie

In this episode of the Brainy Moms podcast,  Dr. Amy Moore and visiting co-host Sandra Zamalis interview The Parenting Strategist, Lillian Reekie.  Lillian shares her personal journey and challenges of raising a neurodiverse child and the transformative impact of learning and implementing Howard Glasser’s Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting and communicating with both her children.  As an Advanced Trainer in this extraordinary approach, she teaches moms (and dads) how to use it in their own relationships with their children. Lillian gives listeners some parenting tips to use right away, free access to her book, and information about her Facebook group and parenting classes.  Grab your tissues and listen to this heartwarming and encouraging episode!

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