Emotional Regulation: Holiday Tips

The holidays are rife with potential opportunities for parents and kids to get over stimulated and temporarily lose the ability to keep their emotions regulated. Routines are non-existent, meal schedules often get disrupted and everyone’s blood sugar goes… Read More

Emotional Regulation: Time In

In the last issue I wrote about oxytocin  — a chemical that makes up part of the human emotional regulatory system. Today, I would like to explore emotional regulation some more, specifically focusing on the concept of “time-in.”… Read More

Ain’t Misbehavin’: Discipline and the Adopted Child

 Ain’t Misbehavin’:  Discipline and the Adopted Child When your child misbehaves, you may assume you need to punish them in order to teach them a lesson.  Spare the rod, spoil the child.  Right?   In fact, punishment is not the most… Read More