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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Positive Parenting Essentials with guest Dr. Candice Jones

On this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Dr. Candice Jones, pediatrician and author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics book, High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids.  Dr. Candice shares 5 essentials to positive parenting, talks about the importance of controlling our own emotions, and reveals how attention is a parent’s super power.  Are you wondering if spanking is okay? Wondering what to do if you and your partner don’t have the same parenting styles? Get answers to these questions and much more on an episode full of amazing advice from one of our nation’s parenting experts. 

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Helping Kids Cope with Big Emotions with guest Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S

Do your child’s temper tantrums test your limits? Do you struggle to stay calm when your kid is falling apart? Does every disagreement end in a screaming match? In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview play therapist Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S.  Kim specializes in helping children and parents cope with big emotions. She gives listeners practical tips for helping kids manage their emotions while also keeping our own in check. And, she talks about some ways that we as parents can build stronger connections with our children through play. She also shares how play therapy can be a life-changing intervention for more challenging situations. 

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