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Category Archives: emotion coaching
Why it’s so important for parents to learn how to emotionally self-regulate.
Posted on February 26, 2013 by raisingsmartgirls
If there is nothing else I can teach my daughters before I leave this world, it’s how to emotionally self-regulate. I have to admit, it’s been hard. I have complex-PTSD from childhood emotional neglect and abuse (I was ignored until … Continue reading →
Posted in abuse, anxiety, Attachment Parenting, Depression, emotion coaching, emotional dysregulation, explosive child, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, highly sensitive person, Intensity, loss of parental love, mind and body, mindfulness, personal growth, personal issues, selective mutism, social and emotional issues of the gifted, social anxiety | 5 Comments
What I’ve learned – Part II
Posted on November 8, 2011 by raisingsmartgirls
(For part I – please see this post – What I’ve learned-Part I) I must say, resourceful or not, motherhood knocked me on my ass. I can look back now with compassion for myself. Due to my own very difficult … Continue reading →
Theraplay® for selective mutism and other parenting challenges
Posted on March 30, 2011 by raisingsmartgirls
I’d found out today that my blog was linked to a blog of a parent in Sweden who has a child with selective mutism. I used Google’s Chrome browser which has a nifty little ‘translate page’ button, otherwise I would … Continue reading →
If you had controlling parents…how do you avoid becoming one?
Posted on March 7, 2011 by raisingsmartgirls
I have talked quite a bit on this blog about my insecurities and anxieties about my own capacity as a mother. Midway through my 40th year now, I spent about a year and a half examining the factors that have … Continue reading →
Surviving Parent Burnout
Posted on December 19, 2010 by raisingsmartgirls
Some of my regular readers may have noticed a dearth of posts this past month or so. I have been experiencing a major burnout due to holiday, marital and child stresses. I have taken a few months break from my … Continue reading →
I forgot how long those meltdowns can last
Posted on June 17, 2010 by raisingsmartgirls
It’s been a long time since we had a big one. I knew we might be in trouble when I picked up daughters 1 and 2 from science camp today and daughter number 2 was pouting and huffy. I always … Continue reading →
Posted on June 6, 2010 by raisingsmartgirls
I am about a month and a half shy of my 40th birthday. The week prior to this day the girls had 7 meltdowns (I counted) and my husband had a full blown panic attack (his first) that I helped … Continue reading →
Posted in abuse, Attachment Parenting, booklists, career, combining science and motherhood, Depression, emotion coaching, faith, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, loss of parental love, mind and body, overexcitabilities, personal growth, personal issues, reaching out to others in need, selective mutism, synchronicity | 4 Comments
Understanding Psychomotor Overexcitabilities in the Gifted Child
Posted on February 17, 2010 by raisingsmartgirls
As I dropped off my two older daughters at school today, I gazed at my middle daughter in the rear-view mirror and contemplated her for a moment. She was chattering about something and looked over at me and smiled. I … Continue reading →
The Mirror – Looking at my Inner Child.
Posted on February 4, 2010 by raisingsmartgirls
The Mirror – – Looking At My Inner Child I listen to my Soul whisper, “Go more deeply still.” Breathless, with eyes wide open I leap into the abyss of my hidden childhood feelings: Resentment, jealousy, rage. I was the … Continue reading →
Research on Attachment Theory and Anxiety Disorders
Posted on January 10, 2010 by raisingsmartgirls
Recently, there’s been some renewed interest in a post from Ph.D. in Parenting’s blog post entitled Dr. Phil Stay-at-home mom vs. working mom show. Normally, I thoroughly enjoy engaging in these kind of debates on other blogs, and rarely (if … Continue reading →