Creating an Environment of Felt Safety with Predictability - S3E13

May 1, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan discuss how we can create an environment of felt safety in our homes with predictability. A lack of consistency and can be processed as chaos by our children and they need predictability to feel safe.

 

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Practice Outside of the Moment - S3E12

April 12, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan discuss how practicing outside of the moment helps us respond appropriately in the moment. They also discuss how parents need to have developmentally appropriate expectations while helping their kids grow and heal.

Navigating the Holidays

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Empowered to Connect Conference Preview - S3E11

March 31, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan preview the upcoming Empowered to Connect Conference in Franklin, TN April 7-8. They discuss what you can expect, why you should attend (in person or at one of the 450 simulcast sites), and why it's good for you to attend even if you're not new to connected parenting.

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Empowering Principles: Creating an Environment of Felt Safety - S3E10

March 23, 2017

The team discusses why empowering our kids is a crucial part of their healing process and can move them from fear-based responses to trust-based responses. A key component is creating an environment of felt safety in our homes. They offer practical examples you can use at bed time and explain why it's important that we learn to speak our kids language. 

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Give me an Example (Repost) - S3E9

March 16, 2017

Chris Turner plays a round of "Give me an Example" with Ryan and Kayla North. Our team has some fun sharing examples of what a "yes" sandwich is amongst other things.

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Give Me An Example: Parenting Tools Edition - S3E8

March 8, 2017

Chris invites Ryan and Kayla for another "lightning round" of Give Me an Example, this time focusing on the Parenting Tools taught in the Empowered to Connect class. They discuss:

  1. Focus on Nonverbal Communication
  2. Encourage Feelings
  3. Get Your Child Moving

Feelings Flashcards - Todd Parr

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You Asked, We Answered - S3E7

March 1, 2017

Chris, Kayla, and Ryan answer some listener questions about struggles at nap time, whether their child's behavior is trauma-related or a developmental delay, and resources for play with our kids.

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Will Parenting This Way Prepare my Child for the Real World? - S3E6

February 22, 2017

Chris, Ryan, and Kayla talk about the fear that connected parenting doesn't prepare our kids for the real world, and why the reasons behind this fear are unfounded.

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Things People Say: I Couldn’t be a Foster Parent…

February 16, 2017

Ryan and Kayla North are joined by Chris Fonte as they discuss one of the most commonly heard concerns about being a foster parent; "It would be too hard to let anyone go." They share from their experiences how they have dealt with and processed the realities of foster parenting. 

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Past Failures Can’t Keep Us From Future Successes - S3E4

February 8, 2017

We have all failed as parents and wondered if our mistakes have impacted our kids negatively, but we cannot allow our past failures to keep us from being the parents our kids need us to be. The team discusses how parenting can be a source of shame and regret and how they have found that a long range view of healing can bring a new perspective to our families.

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