How to Talk to Demand-Avoidant Kids, with Kristy Forbes

Is your child or teen highly sensitive, avoidant, or resistant to the everyday demands of home or school? Often it shows up as tantrums or defiance, but under the surface it may have more to do with a hypersensitive threat detection system in the brain.

Listen as autistic mother, educator, and advocate Kristy Forbes describes Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and how parents and caregivers can communicate safety and diffuse stress in interactions with resistant kids.


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