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Tara Hunkin is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive a resource that shares with you the latest science, tips, resources and tools to help you on the path to recovery for your child with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, or learning disabilities. Tara's own experiences with her daughter -- combined with as much training she can get her hands on, research she can dig into, and conferences she can attend -- have helped her to develop systems and tools for parents like you who feel overwhelmed trying to help their children thrive.

My Child Will Thrive Podcast Tara Hunkin

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Tara Hunkin is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive a resource that shares with you the latest science, tips, resources and tools to help you on the path to recovery for your child with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, or learning disabilities. Tara's own experiences with her daughter -- combined with as much training she can get her hands on, research she can dig into, and conferences she can attend -- have helped her to develop systems and tools for parents like you who feel overwhelmed trying to help their children thrive.

    Parenting Challenging Kids with Calm the Chaos Framework : Dayna Abraham

    Parenting Challenging Kids with Calm the Chaos Framework : Dayna Abraham

    Parenting challenging kids can be stressful, exhausting, and frustrating. Whether your child is strong-willed, spirited, explosive, or highly sensitive, you may feel like you’re constantly battling them. 
    Today, you're in luck if you’re looking for a simple, fail-proof roadmap for parenting challenging kids. 


    In this episode, I talk to Dayna Abraham, the life-changing Calm the Chaos framework founder, and creator of the Lemon Lime Adventures blog. Dayna is a parenting expert who has helped thousands of families find peace and harmony with their challenging kids.


    Dayna shares her story of raising a challenging child and how she discovered the Calm the Chaos framework that transformed her whole family. She explains the five steps to calming the chaos and how they can help you build a safe home and support healthy children. She also gives practical tips and examples on how to apply the framework in different situations and scenarios.


    The Fail-Proof Roadmap to Parenting Challenging Children


    Dayna Abraham’s methodical approach to parenting challenging kids employs five key steps: safety, trust, calmness, proactive strategies, and defining family success. This road map ensures that parents can find peace and meet their kids where they are when conventional parenting tools have failed.


    Grounding oneself, connecting with the child, understanding the catalyst and the issue at heart, and collaborating on a realistic solution suitable for a unique situation - Abraham’s model is backed by science and easy to remember, even when emotions are running high.


    Dayna Abraham's Approach to Parenting Challenging Kids


    Where conventional parenting tactics often lead to disconnection and mistrust, her Calm the Chaos approach liberates families from power struggles. By offering small, digestible steps, enlightening illustrations, and relatable examples, Abraham equips parents to uncover the root cause of challenging behaviors. This enables them to respond in ways that foster their child's growth and encourage family peace.


    Dayna Abraham’s book "Calm the Chaos" is like a friend extending a supportive hand to parents at their wits' end. It offers a straightforward, non-judgmental understanding of even the most challenging behaviors. Her personal experiences lend an empathetic voice to parents facing similar situations. The book illuminates a clear, compassionate path towards understanding your child, honing your parenting skills, and positively moving forward.


    As Dayna says, "You can do it. You got this!" Parenting challenging kids may be a daunting task, but with Abraham's five steps in her Calm the Chaos framework, it becomes manageable. Embrace the change, accept the challenges, and remember - you're not alone on this journey.

    • 42 min
    A Child's Journey to Autism Recovery: The Parent Perspective : Terri Hirning

    A Child's Journey to Autism Recovery: The Parent Perspective : Terri Hirning

    Terri Hirning serves the autism and chronic illness communities as a mentor, educator, integrative wellness coach, co-author, summit host, and motivational speaker. It is the personal story of her son’s autism recovery journey that was the inspiration and motivation to move into the integrative wellness community to support others. 


    Terri has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and then went on to complete a doctorate program in traditional naturopathy. She had an integrative wellness and detox coaching practice until 2020. She currently serves as Director of Marketing for New Beginnings Nutritionals and Business Consultant for Nourishing Hope/BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. 


    She is co-author of The Thinking Moms’ Revolution book, Evolution Of A Revolution: From Hope To Healing. Recently, she and her son launched a podcast called Our I’MPossible Journey to share their story of improving the symptoms of autism and making the impossible possible. She lives with her husband Eric and two of their children in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona.

    • 46 min
    Speech Therapy for Children: Early Detection and Support : Lenora Edwards

    Speech Therapy for Children: Early Detection and Support : Lenora Edwards

    Lenora Edwards is an ASHA Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist and Chief Knowledge Officer with Better Speech. Since obtaining her Certificate of Clinician Competence in 2010, she has worked with individuals of all ages from little ones who are learning to understand and express themselves to adults who want to improve their speaking skills and become a more fluent and effective communicator. 
    Better Speech is an online speech therapy company that has been providing professional, affordable and convenient speech therapy services for more than a decade. All the Speech Language Pathologists with Better Speech are Board Certified and State Licensed with more than 10 years experience each which allows us to provide outstanding online speech therapy services nationwide and internationally. 
    With more than 150 Speech Language Pathologists at BetterSpeech.com, we are experts at helping people communicate in the most efficient and affordable way possible!

    • 37 min
    Calming The Brain with PEMF : Roseann Capanna Hodge

    Calming The Brain with PEMF : Roseann Capanna Hodge

    A mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann,LLC, who is on a mission to change the way we view and treat mental health, showing people it's gonna be ok with science-backed tools that improve wellbeing. She is known for teaching how to calm the brain in order to have a happy family and giving the keys to unlock the brain’s potential. With her trademarked method, BrainBehaviorReset™, has helped thousands address the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, OCD, mood, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using science-backed holistic therapies. She is the author of the first ever book on teletherapy activities for child and adolescent therapists, “Teletherapy Toolkit™” and It’s Gonna be OK!™ and gives parents step-by-step solutions for their struggling kids with her books, Natural Parenting Solutions FB group, and remote neurofeedback program.  A media personality, she is often featured on dozens of media outlets: Fox, CBS, NBC, PARENTS, and New York Times. 

    • 44 min
    Parenting Neurodiverse Children: The Parent Perspective - Andrea Pollack

    Parenting Neurodiverse Children: The Parent Perspective - Andrea Pollack

    Andrea Pollack is a mom of two young adult children, a former lawyer in New York
    City, and an advocate for parents of autistic and other developmentally challenged
    children. When her autistic son was not thriving at school, Andrea left her 19-year
    law career to homeschool him. 
    She later went on to earn her Master’s in Education  so that she could most effectively help parents get swift and lasting results without years of trial and error. Now, with years of experience and research under her belt, Andrea is sharing her wisdom with the world through Autism Parent Solutions.

    • 33 min
    Beyond the Diagnosis: How 5 Experts are Reshaping the Autism, ADHD, and SPD Landscape

    Beyond the Diagnosis: How 5 Experts are Reshaping the Autism, ADHD, and SPD Landscape

    What you can expect to learn from this special Summit sneak peek episode:
    Why is understanding the balance between the hemispheres of the brain so important?Big misconception that most experts don’t dare to reveal: It’s not genetics, it’s epigenetics!What a functional disconnection looks like from a symptom and parent’s perspective and how to spot it before it causes irreversible damage.Sneaky compounds in your child’s food that trigger meltdowns, tantrums, and aggression.A chemical in the brain triggering chemicals that leads to brain inflammation.Is your child simply acting out, or are they silently grappling with anxiety? Find out the signs you need to look out for and how to help them cope and thrive with natural solutions.How poor posture can contribute to symptoms of autism, ADHD, or even sensory processing challenges?And much more…More info about the guests:
    They are not your typical experts. They are well respected pioneers in their fields who have helped thousands of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. They are:

    Dr. Robert Melillo created Brain Balance Achievement Centers which has approximately 150 centers and has helped tens of thousands of families and has also written 5 best-selling books including his best known Disconnected Kids which has been translated into 8 languages.

    Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism and related disorders for 15 years. Her work and award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, have helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays.

    Dr. Darin Ingels, a naturopathic doctor with 30 years of experience who has overcome Lyme disease and helped many children with allergies and brain inflammation. He has been published extensively and is the author of The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease (Avery, 2018)

    Trudy Scott, a food mood expert and author who has helped thousands of people with anxiety and depression using natural solutions. She was the recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011) and host of The Anxiety Summit.

    Dr. Krista Burns is the founder of the American Posture Institute, author of the textbook The Posture Principles, and TEDx Speaker. Dr. Krista has two doctorate degrees and is leading the charge against postural decline.  She has been featured on Fox News Radio and Global Woman Magazine.I hope you enjoy this special episode!

    • 25 min

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11 Ratings

ida jane ,

Solid information

Thanks for such valid and meaningful suggestions based on the most current research and knowledge.

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Eye Opening!!!

Thank you Tara for all you do! What an eye opener. So much great info and tools to help me with my son and our family!

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