When your complex kid behaves in frustrating and confusing ways, it can be for many reasons. Some kids have imperfect emotional intelligence, others have difficulty expressing their needs, and nearly all of them struggle with self-regulation. Building your child’s emotional awareness, language and communication skills, and co-regulating with your child — offering your calm — improve your child’s behavior while also restoring your relationship with your child.
This collection of expert sessions features 10 different experts in the fields of ADHD, autism, child development, social emotional learning, and self-regulation. Each session will help you understand and improve your child’s emotional intelligence and self-regulation skills, taking into account the particular challenges that kids with ADHD and/or autism sometimes experience. These experts share insights about how to improve emotional intelligence, the effect of stress on emotions and dysregulation, the importance of being a calm parent, and strategies for calming your emotional child with neurodevelopmental differences.