55 episodes

The At Peace Parents Podcast is your source for all things related to understanding, supporting, accommodating, and advocating for your demand avoidant or PDA child. It will completely transform the way you think about your PDA child's brain, behavior, and parenting, and support you in finding your path to more peace and stability in the home. For more information see www.atpeaceparents.com

At Peace Parents™ Podcast Casey

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

The At Peace Parents Podcast is your source for all things related to understanding, supporting, accommodating, and advocating for your demand avoidant or PDA child. It will completely transform the way you think about your PDA child's brain, behavior, and parenting, and support you in finding your path to more peace and stability in the home. For more information see www.atpeaceparents.com

    Ep. 55 - Boundaries vs Rules with Your PDA Child or Teen

    Ep. 55 - Boundaries vs Rules with Your PDA Child or Teen

    Knowing the difference between boundaries and rules, and when to use each, can be really helpful when parenting a PDA child or teen.
    To learn more about and figure out if your child or teen is PDA, you can take my FREE Clarity Masterclass at www.atpeaceparents.com.
    You can also connect with me on:
    Instagram - www.instagram/atpeaceparents
    TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@atpeaceparents
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/atpeaceparents
    YouTube - www.youtube.com/@atpeaceparents
    And information on my Courses, Programs, and Coaching is at my At Peace Parents website, www.atpeaceparents.com
    Thanks for listening! You are an amazing parent.
    xoxo,
    Casey

    • 23 min
    Ep. 54 - Play Therapy and PDA - A Conversation with Therapist Lauren Stern Noel

    Ep. 54 - Play Therapy and PDA - A Conversation with Therapist Lauren Stern Noel

    In this episode I reconnect with my longtime dear friend, Lauren Stern Noel, who is also a developmental therapist and DIR-Floortime therapist working with Autistic children and children with developmental disabilities. We talk about playing with PDA children, and how it can look different than what parents might have expected.
    Lauren serves families and schools directly in the greater Chicago area and you can learn more about her services and work at her website: https://www.playtimekids.org/about-lauren
    Lauren's full bio is here: Lauren Stern Noel has been working with children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental differences since 2003. She is a credentialed Developmental Therapist through the Illinois Early Intervention program, a certified Infant Mental Health Specialist through Erikson Institute, and a Fellows-level certified DIRFloortime® therapist through Profectum™ Academy. Lauren believes that relationships and a strong social-emotional foundation are the basis for play, development and learning.
    Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in child development from Tufts University.
    To learn more about and figure out if your child or teen is PDA, you can take my FREE Clarity Masterclass at www.atpeaceparents.com.
    You can also connect with me on:
    Instagram - www.instagram/atpeaceparents
    TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@atpeaceparents
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/atpeaceparents
    YouTube - www.youtube.com/@atpeaceparents
    And information on my Courses, Programs, and Coaching is at my At Peace Parents website, www.atpeaceparents.com
    Thanks for listening! You are an amazing parent!
    xoxo,
    Casey

    • 44 min
    Ep. 53 - Parenting vs Caregiving for a PDA Child or Teen

    Ep. 53 - Parenting vs Caregiving for a PDA Child or Teen

    In this episode I discuss how as parents of PDA children or teens we do both parenting and caregiving, and how that relates to a "Gentle Parenting" approach.
    To learn more about and figure out if your child or teen is PDA, you can take my FREE Clarity Masterclass at www.atpeaceparents.com.
    You can also connect with me on:
    Instagram - www.instagram/atpeaceparents
    TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@atpeaceparents
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/atpeaceparents
    YouTube - www.youtube.com/@atpeaceparents
    And information on my Courses, Programs, and Coaching is at my At Peace Parents website, www.atpeaceparents.com
    Thanks for listening! You are an amazing parent.
    xoxo,
    Casey

    • 18 min
    Ep. 52 - Rhythms versus Routines when Parenting a PDA Child or Teen

    Ep. 52 - Rhythms versus Routines when Parenting a PDA Child or Teen

    In this episode I talk about how I view parenting a PDA child or teen as distinct from "Gentle Parenting" by focusing on rhythms instead of routines.
    To learn more about and figure out if your child or teen is PDA, you can take my FREE Clarity Masterclass at www.atpeaceparents.com.
    You can also connect with me on:
    Instagram - www.instagram/atpeaceparents
    TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@atpeaceparents
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/atpeaceparents
    YouTube - www.youtube.com/@atpeaceparents
    And information on my Courses, Programs, and Coaching is at my At Peace Parents website, www.atpeaceparents.com
    Thanks for listening! You are an amazing parent.
    xoxo,
    Casey

    • 14 min
    Ep. 51 - Signalling Safety to Your PDA Child or Teen

    Ep. 51 - Signalling Safety to Your PDA Child or Teen

    Signalling safety - often non-verbally - to your PDA child or teen can be a really impactful way to accommodate their nervous system. In this episode I provide seven tips on how to do it.
    To learn more about and figure out if your child or teen is PDA, you can take my FREE Clarity Masterclass at www.atpeaceparents.com.
    You can also connect with me on:
    Instagram - www.instagram/atpeaceparents
    TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@atpeaceparents
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/atpeaceparents
    YouTube - www.youtube.com/@atpeaceparents
    And information on my Courses, Programs, and Coaching is at my At Peace Parents website, www.atpeaceparents.com
    Thanks for listening! You are an amazing parent.
    xoxo,
    Casey

    • 29 min
    Ep. 50 - Sensory Processing Disorder or Pathological Demand Avoidance?

    Ep. 50 - Sensory Processing Disorder or Pathological Demand Avoidance?

    In this episode I discuss my two sons, the differences between SPD and PDA, and how those differences impact parenting.
    To learn more about and figure out if your child or teen is PDA, you can take my FREE Clarity Masterclass.
    You can also connect with me on:
    Instagram
    TikTok
    Facebook
    YouTube
    And information on my Courses, Programs, and Coaching is at At Peace Parents.
    Thanks for listening! You are an amazing parent.
    xoxo,
    Casey

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Kaitnicoleanagno ,

Thank you

when I thought I was lost at sea forever, I saw her light shining strongly and proudly, in the corner of the sea that parents float to when their calls for help go ignored because they look like strong enough swimmers, perhaps their lifeboat springs a leak and capsizes… Alas, here she stands (speaks?): emanating a warmth which guides us to her source of strength of soul. All the guilt I had been carrying around regarding my parenting choices, that were intuitive yet against society norms, was immediately assuaged after listening to Casey articulate the information and her experiences in her podcasts. Listening to her podcast is soul-healing, truly. It feels like a warm hug from a longtime friend who just truly understands.

Not a fool2 ,

Please read — this is a scam

I have delved into Casey Ehrlich’s podcast, website, and instagram. She is not qualified to help people with their child’s behavior (her phd is in political science). She uses made up terminology that makes it sound like she’s a doctor, but she is not. She is charging 500 a month for people to listen to her wisdom and getting those people to recruit others. In short, she is taking advantage of desperate parents. I do not doubt that she too was once a desperate parent, but I don’t think she should present as an expert. She even has tips for how to deal with people who doubt her theories or terminology — sounds like a cult to me. I think raising kids is hard. Do I think parents should give up and be at peace with not trying to help their kids get on in school and in society? No. I think we should listen to medical professionals. I hope someone reports her to the Michigan attorney general and gets people their money back.

Kati3LK ,

Connects observations to neurology

Thank you Casey for your clear, calm teaching about PDA and how a child’s observable behavior can be understood in the context of neurology and nervous system function. Your rational, caring, humorous approach is a wonderful model!

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