So many readers have written to me sharing their worries — and their success stories — around raising happy, healthy children despite having their own PTSD from childhood. The fear that we’ll hurt the kids can hold us back from setting limits, yet losing control of kids’ behavior can escalate discipline into a recipe for nervous system dysregulation and emotional overwhelm. In this video I talk about my worst parenting mistake, and how I found a solution that calmed me AND my kids in Dr. Thomas Phelan’s 1-2-3 Magic.
Do you have parenting techniques that work? Be sure to share them in the comments sections.
BTW, you can learn more strategies in my new course, “Healing Childhood PTSD”. It’s a self-paced course with 32 videos about how PTSD happens, what it does to us, and how ordinary people can begin healing and connecting again, whether or not they have access to professional help. You can learn more about the course or register here!