Does your child seek screentime when you're busy cooking or making lunches? Do they meltdown when it's time to turn it off? Do they come home from school and fall apart or wait until it's time to get ready for bed? Listen in on the discussion on WHY children meltdown and what you can do about it.
Join psychotherapists Amy Bryant and Robbyn Peters Bennett as they discuss how to
- understand the build up of emotional arousal throughout the day
- practice 3 core elements of parenting
- build in emotionally regulating experiences
- recognize states of emotional arousal
- engage children in ways that meet their emotional arousal
Amy Bryant, EdS, LPC is a psychotherapist specializing in violence and abuse prevention, conflict resolution, and positive parenting for parents and teachers. She founded Parenting Beyond Punishment to help parents move out of punishment-based parenting and into a connection-centered approach to living with with their children. She believes children and parents do well when they can, and that behavioral problems stem from unmet developmental needs. Amy helps parents understand their child’s emotional, cognitive, social and sensory needs through a neurodevelopmental lens, which helps them build resiliency in both themselves and their child.
Robbyn Peters Bennett, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist, educator, and child advocate who specializes in the treatment of mental health problems due to early abuse and neglect. Her life’s work is aimed at ending child abuse and all forms of violence against children. She is the founder of StopSpanking.org, a non-profit dedicated to educating the public on the dangers of spanking. She is on the steering committee of The U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, an organization dedicated to supporting the movement to end spanking in the US.
Amy is a licensed and board certified psychotherapist and child & family advocate who specializes in helping families create peaceful and enjoyable lives together. She has additional training in violence and abuse prevention, conflict resolution, and non-violent collaboration with children for parents and educators.
Amy founded Parenting Beyond Punishment to help parents move out of punishment-based parenting and into a connection-centered approach to living with with their children. She provides online parent coaching and self-care groups, self-care retreats for moms, and local psychotherapy and parent coaching for children, mothers, and families. Amy lives and plays with her partner, daughter, and friends in Atlanta, GA.