Executive Function Tips, with Seth Perler

Do you ever wonder where to put your precious parenting energy to get the biggest wins with your bright and quirky child? Listen to the wisdom of Seth Perler as he describes some simple shifts, for better executive function, you can start making today.

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Want to Get Rid of Anxiety? Think Again, with Renee Jain, MAPP

What if there was a different way to look at anxiety where the goal was to transform and use it to our advantage rather than eliminate it? Here’s an empowering clip in which GoZen founder Renee Jain explains how we can help our kids transform anxiety into courage, confidence, and resilience!

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The Righting Reflex vs Validation, with Ned Johnson

Ned Johnson, co-author of What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance and a Happy Home, says it’s a human reflex to try to problem solve when a child is upset. But logic won’t soothe your child’s hard feelings. Try this instead, which will likely help both you and your child feel better.

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Is It Okay Not to Have Friends? With Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, says that friendship is a choice. We shouldn’t force friendship on our children. But if your child is socially motivated and wants friends, there are a number of great ways to help facilitate friendship.

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Quick Tips for Social Anxiety, with Sharon Saline

Clinical psychologist Sharon Saline, PsyD says reducing social anxiety begins by identifying your child’s core beliefs about social situations. By challenging these core beliefs and addressing safety seeking behaviors, children can discover healthier ways of interacting.

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Bright Kids of Color, with Ashanti Branch

Are bright kids of color getting identified as gifted? Are they getting the knowledge they need to succeed? Ashanti Branch, MEd, Creator of the Ever Forward Club, explains how paper tests are likely not capturing the true gifts of these kids. Achieving big dreams and goals, based on what you’re good at, involves trial and error and mentors who can lead the way.

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The Cure for Parent Burnout with Laura Markham, PhD

Are you experiencing power struggles with your bright and quirky child? It’s not unusual and can often lead to parent burnout. What’s a parent to do?
According to Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, focusing on the following areas can help:
– Shift your attitude and find the humor in situations
– Drop your parental agenda during brief 1:1 special time sessions
– Work through parental fears about raising your uniquely wired child
Also learn the special message your child would love to hear from you. Take a listen.

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Misbehavior vs. Stress Behavior, with Stuart Shanker, DPhil

Misbehavior and stress behavior in a bright and quirky child are often confused. This may lead to parent and teacher frustration, resulting in punishment or consequences.
But when we understand that stress behaviors are involuntary, automatic responses from a child’s nervous system, we can respond with understanding and helpful guidance. Self-regulation champion Dr. Stuart Shanker shares priceless wisdom and two magic questions parents and teachers can ask that will transform any behavior episode.

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