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, clinical hypnotherapist, child & family advocate, and parent coach. She specializes in holistic, inclusive, mindfulness-based counseling practices rooted in neuroscience, social science, trauma recovery and development across the lifespan to help women, teens, kids and parents transform worries and struggles into emotional resilience and strengths.
Amy has additional training in violence and abuse prevention, conflict resolution, and collaborative communication skills for families and educators.
Amy co-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 local counseling and hypnotherapy services in Atlanta, GA, as well as online parent coaching and support groups.
Amy lives and plays with her husband, daughter, and friends in Atlanta, GA.