It may be hard to believe when you watch your one year old eat paste, but the truth is that each of these little beings comes into the world with so much competence. The ultimate challenge for parents is to trust them, to let them explore the world, to get out of their way and watch them unfold. But what does “getting out of their way” look like?
Our guest today is trauma psychologist and best selling author Dr. L. Carol Scott Ph.D. (www.lcarolscott.com), who explains how current research suggests that by age 7 children have already established the relationship strategies they will take with them into adulthood. We’ll discuss what are the most significant “can’t miss” strategies for helping kids develop healthy relationships. We’ll also discuss whether parents should be worried that it’s too late and that they’ve ruined their children (spoiler alert: Don’t worry. You haven’t ruined your children!)
P.S. Email Dr. Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) and receive a free summary of the techniques for encouraging self-awareness that we talk about in this episode.