Transform Your Relationship with Your Child by Showing Up, with Tina Payne Bryson

When your child's having a hard time, what tools do you pull from your toolbox to help them find calm? Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, author of The Power of Showing Up, shares some tried and true strategies to help down-regulate the nervous system and find calm in the eye of the storm.

Instead of worrying or trying to attain some standard of perfection, sometimes the best thing is simply to show up. According to Tina, the quality of your presence matters.

Take a listen.


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  1. Ceris Turner on July 16, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Love these bite size snippets of wisdom turning up in my inbox! Such great little reminders to keep me on track….especially today with a VERY tired emotional girl in the house haha
    Thank you!!

  2. Teresa Paix on July 16, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Very helpful! I am excited to try 1) placing myself below their eye level in relaxed posture 2) acknowledging how my child is feeling and why when he/she gets (unreasonably) upset 3) Hand on heart, other on tummy, deep breathing

  3. Lorri Gardner on July 17, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Enjoy the information and brief introduction to various professionals . I continue to follow many for additional information and help.

  4. Jenn on July 18, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Tina is a gem!

  5. Amy on July 19, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Can someone clarify what she said that her kid might be in to (it was just an example)? Something like “sticks” but I don’t think it was quite that. I know it’s not one of the strategies but still curious! 🙂

    • n fleming on July 27, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      It was sticks!!

    • Jolene Stevenson on August 27, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      I took it as being curious about their likes and quirks. Getting to know why they chose it. A way for them to feel seen and heard I suppose.

  6. Siobhan Jarvis on July 20, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Really good advice – thank you. It’s things like getting below their eye level and listening – sounds so simple but what a difference it can make. I hope I remember to try this next time a situation arises.

  7. Kim Wells on July 24, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    This was such a useful and helpful couple of tips – I totally relate to the example – thank you thank you!

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