Well Within President and Hope, Healing, and WellBeing host, Mary Treacy O’Keefe welcomes parenting expert Tina Feigal to her show! In this informative, extremely useful interview, Feigal teaches how to cope with and improve the behavior of the “intense child.” As founder of the Center for the Challenging Child, LLC, she provides helpful tools and techniques, including some from her book, The Pocket Coach for Parents: Your Two-Week Guide a Dramatically Improved Life with Your Intense Child.
Did you know that the philosophies of mindfulness practices can be applied to parenting? Feigal talks about applying these practices to your parenting techniques–especially when it comes to raising an “intense child.” Whether your child has ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attachment Disorder or is simply just too gifted to focus on the mundane things the rest of us consider “normal,” you’re going to want to tune in to this episode.
Are you having trouble engaging your child? Does your child know just how to press your buttons? O’Keefe and Feigal discuss what’s going on in your child’s mind–the synapses that fire inside their brain and make them tick–and what you can do to get on board their train of thought.
Feigal also explains the differences between positive and negative reinforcement. Which is better for your child? Reward? Punishment? A happy medium? But how to you achieve that “happy medium?”
Are you yelling way too much? Are you constantly repeating requests to your child, only to be ignored? You’ve struggled with child problems long enough! Tina Feigal shares some of her best tips from her new book and helps to get you, and your child, back on track. Don’t let your “intense child” get in the way of your positive parenting. You can do it! And O’Keefe and Feigal are here to help you do it. Let’s get parenting!