Claire’s story

Claire’s story

This is the story of a struggling mother and son dyad, Claire and Joseph, who found help in our Mindful Parenting Group. The names have been changed, but the story and quotes are real. By Dr. Deborah Groening-Rother Claire joined my Mindful Parenting Group because she...

Coming to Your Senses – Sensory Integration and Your Child

Below are some strategies for assessing and managing your child’s upsets – whether he has some sensory integration (SI) challenges or an actual Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). What is sensory integration? ­ SI is the ability to integrate input from our environment...

The Dangers of Partnering While Mating

In the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Psychology Today, a short article, “The Beauty of Benign Neglect,” resonates with me today as it did 6 years ago. “Parents lack (a) trust in children’s desire to be competent and that nature will influence the course of development.”...

Teaching Honesty Teaches Resilience To the Ups and Downs of Life

Teaching Honesty Teaches Resilience To the Ups and Downs of Life Teaching children to be honest about their thoughts and emotions promotes safety in the sharing of feelings. WBC’s Services Coordinator, family therapist, and Mindful Parenting Lead Facilitator,...

OUR BEAUTIFUL, COMPLICATED BRAINS

When I work with my parent clients, I find it useful to explain the idea that our anatomical and physiological brains are literally built on and changed by lived experience. I go over the tools available that one can adopt to achieve regulation in the face of...

Modeling Behavior: Minding Manners

  Modeling, also known as observational learning, is a social learning theory. It describes the process of how desired behavior is taught by example. Modeling sometimes occurs intentionally, and other times happens incidentally. As children develop, they are...