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Dealing With Your Child’s Triggering Behaviour


With Psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy



Ever wonder why your child behaves the way they do? It’s more than just each child has a different temperament and personality. As parents, we play a part in this situation. Did you know that our own childhood and how our own behaviours were addressed back then actually play a role in the present moment as to how we will react as parents? If we first take a moment to regulate ourselves before we react, this will help us to understand our child’s feelings and behaviors.  In this episode, we are joined by psychologist Dr. Becky Kennedy, as she helps us understand our child’s trigger behaviour and practical ways to address them as parents.

Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, resilience, and parenting. A graduate of Duke University and Columbia University, she maintains a private practice in midtown Manhattan, runs parenting groups and workshops, lectures on various mental health issues, and consults for organizations.

Dr. Becky specializes in thinking deeply about what’s happening for kids and translating these ideas into simple, actionable strategies.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • What is reparenting
  • How our own childhood affects how we react as parents
  • How feelings and behaviours are connected
  • What regulation means
  • How to identify your child’s trigger behaviour

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Dr. Becky’s Courses on building emotion regulation, managing tantrums, parenting tweens and teens, and managing the transition to a new baby.


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  1. Sarah Josey says:

    I have some questions about this particular episode, the comment that was made around how sometimes when you’re in a disagreement with your partner and you need to disengage until they can calm down, I actually find this to be extremely helpful for myself. I often have a hard time calming my own system down when my partner continuously wants to talk and talk and talk, and I find taking some time and space to re regulate myself is really helpful. I don’t understand why this can’t also be a tool to teach our children.

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