Episode 006

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  • "How do I build resilience in my children?"

  • "What kinds of stress are good and which ones are bad?"

  • "How do I recognize when my child needs help?"

  • "Why are my children so different?"

Is your child an orchid or a dandelion?

Hear my interview with Kara Mohler, Jeopardy winner, High School teacher, and former Middle School special education teacher. Kara discusses ways to build resilience in children by recognizing the differences between productive, tolerable and toxic stress. She also discusses how to support the unique needs of each child based on their needs on the emotional spectrum.

Recommended books (Click for details):

Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere

A beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids (and adults) techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions.

The Gardner and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children

Hear one of the world’s leading child psychologists shatter the myth of “good parenting” and help us understand how to best support our children’s needs.

The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

This is a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children.