343: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids (with Alyssa Blask Campbell)
Ever felt like your kids are always out of sorts, having a meltdown, or just not listening?
This week we're talking about how to raise emotionally intelligent children, and especially how to teach them about nervous system regulation. My guest, Alyssa Blask Campbell, shares why it's essential that we as parents become aware of how our nervous systems work so we can help our kids manage stress and anxiety, depression and low energy, and everything in between.
This skill set has a powerful impact on how the energy in our homes feels, how kids handle stressors at school or in social situations, and how kids will likely perform as adults. Learn how to improve your emotional intelligence so you're better equipped to help your kids do the same so you can experience greater connection and peace in your relationships with your kids.
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What You’ll Learn:
- Why we can't teach social skills without understanding emotional safety.
- The biggest gaps parents have in trying to raise well-adjusted kids.
- The definition of nervous system regulation and why it's an essential skill set for parents.
- How avoiding overwhelm, exhaustion, burnout, and meltdowns as parents pay huge dividends in the parent-child relationship.
- The various buckets every child (and adult) needs to fill to keep our nervous systems in emotional safety.
- How parents can balance their need for downtime (or stimulation) with their kids' needs for stimulation (or downtime).
- Why parents would benefit from carpooling.
- How hormones and neurotransmitters are involved in nervous system regulation and dysregulation.
- The difference between dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin activities.
- And much more!