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Improve your child’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior with simple strategies you can use right now.

The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens Dr. Nicole Beurkens

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Improve your child’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior with simple strategies you can use right now.

    How To Incorporate More High-Quality Meat, Fat and Greens Into Your Child's Diet

    How To Incorporate More High-Quality Meat, Fat and Greens Into Your Child's Diet

    In this episode, Autumn and I discuss the nature of kids' diets and how parents can make small shifts to improve the quality and nutrient density of the food they take in. Growing brains need quality protein, fats, and greens in order to function and grow. Paleovalley has made these small shifts possible. Tune in to learn more!

    • 48 min
    Q&A: My 7 yr old boy won’t sit still at school or during homework

    Q&A: My 7 yr old boy won’t sit still at school or during homework

    In this episode, I will address a number of things that I think will be helpful for all parents. Not just kids who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The number one takeaway here is that movement while learning is not only normal for all kids but it is essential for learning. Then I will give lots of helpful tips about things you can do to help your child learn in a way that works for them. Lastly, I will address medication and why it is not the teacher's job to recommend medication. 

    • 26 min
    Your Turn: How To Become An Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Your Turn: How To Become An Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims

    In this episode, Julie and I discuss the nuances of becoming an adult. When does it happen, after graduation? Your first job? Moving out of your parent's house? The fact is, becoming an adult is different for everyone. Becoming an adult is a process and a journey. Julie wrote Your Turn: How to Be an Adult for everyone, no matter the circumstance. The inclusivity in this book is commendable. I recommend this book to all parents and most importantly to anyone looking for a guide on how to become an adult. 

    • 56 min
    Q&A: My 13 Yr Old Daughter Is Struggling With Anxiety and Mood Issues, What Can I Do?

    Q&A: My 13 Yr Old Daughter Is Struggling With Anxiety and Mood Issues, What Can I Do?

    Welcome to the first of many Q & A episodes where I answer your questions! You can submit a question by emailing us at support@drbeurkens.com with the subject line "Podcast Question."

    Today, I break down my observations and tips on Normal teen behavior, Anxiety symptoms and triggers, Sleep, Nutrition, and Counseling. These kinds of questions are very common in my practice and so I think this episode will resonate well with parents of tweens and teens. Tune in each week for more Q & A episodes!

    • 25 min
    Eating These Foods Can Decrease Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

    Eating These Foods Can Decrease Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

    In this episode, Dr. Ramsey and I discuss how to eat to beat depression and anxiety. Nutrient density plays a huge role in supporting brain growth and mental health so what should we eat? Dr. Drew gives us a list of important nutrients for brain function and a list of what he calls power foods. While you may think that leafy greens and salmon will not be popular on your kids plate, Dr. Drew encourages us to try to add these foods in a way that isn’t jarring.

    • 39 min
    The Brain Can Change and Grow Even With A Diagnosis like Autism, Anxiety, or Depression

    The Brain Can Change and Grow Even With A Diagnosis like Autism, Anxiety, or Depression

    In this episode, Dr. Leaf and I discuss how to change your brain by changing your mind through mind-directed techniques taught in her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. Dr. Leaf shares with the audience how her techniques like “Neurocycling” and “Brain-building” can be used to relieve mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and to improve developmental and learning disabilities.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

andrearasm ,

Amazing Resource

Dr. Beurkens’ wealth of knowledge and her practical tools have encouraged & equipped me as a parent of a child with adhd & learning differences. I am so thankful to have found her!

Jennifer from Michigan ,

Incredible resource

I found Nicole about 20 years ago when i heard her on a radio interview. What perked my ears was that she was telling her audience what parents could do! We had been working with professionals that just gave us a diagnosis but no tangible ideas for us as a family to implement! I felt empowered as a parent-her methods made total sense the way she explained them. With her techniques, I could change the way i parented and I could make a difference with my daughters behavior. This book is incredible for techniques, descriptions and ideas on how to implement for challenging behaviors that you can start immediately! What a difference nicole and her team has made on our family! Thank you doesn’t seem enough!

Amyjen10 ,

Thank you!!

I have 4 children & my youngest, Ella, who is 11 1/2 yrs old, is the main reason I listen each week. She has auditory processing, which hardly anyone in my area knows about, let alone how to deal with her services. All of the topics are amazing & so very helpful. Thank you!!!

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