A Strategy for 2e Caregiver Burnout with Dr. Laura Markham, PhD

After a year like no other, many of us are feeling drained, tired, with nothing left to give. Listen as Dr. Laura Markham shares simple but powerful strategies for personal soothing and renewal. This is essential listening for caregivers of bright and quirky kids.



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  1. Dr. Shaun Martins on May 8, 2021 at 11:58 am

    I’m going to teach my son the arm movement too! We do the “breathe like you are smelling a flower, then gently blow out a candle” but he could add the arm rubbing to this. We will both be doing it. Thank you!! 😀

  2. Margarete on May 8, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Lovely ideas for soothing – I am going to try the arm stroking on my son when I am giving him a cuddle, as well as trying it on myself. Seems like such a loving thing to do.

  3. Kate Lynch on May 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Parents are always looking for things to help their kids. I really appreciate how Dr. Laura always brings it back to parental self-regulation. Breathing works!

  4. Eric Larson on May 8, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    As both a parent of four and as an educator, breathing via many techniques (running, yoga, meditation, hiking, being outdoors, climbing, et al.) are familiar. I promote breathing awareness wherever I can. What’s new is the self-soothing arm stroking. Adding this to my tool kit — could be useful to suggest to others for whom your soothing touch might be either unwanted (due to previous trauma et al.) or inappropriate for the circumstance. Thank you!

  5. Anna Mills on May 8, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you!! It’s a good reminder, simply put.

  6. Jana on May 8, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I love the practical and helpful ideas to remember ti breathe and comfort yourself.this will definitely help.

  7. Amanda Moore-Krummerich on May 10, 2021 at 11:15 am

    The stop, drop, and breathe really spoke to me. I wrote it on a sticky and it is now on my computer screen.

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