How do we raise our kids to be resilient and self disciplined? Join our guest Dr. Robert Brooks, Psychology Professor at Harvard and author of Raising Resilient Children and Raising a Self-Disciplined Child.

Highlights of the show (click to expand)
  • What do we mean by a “resilient” child?
  • The importance of accepting children for who they really are, not who we want them to be.
  • When do you accept a child’s behavior and when do you try to change it?
  • Is temperament genetic?
  • The idea of “goodness of fit”
  • How to handle a untruthful child
  • Is “helicopter parenting” detrimental to raising resilient children?
  • How much communication between parents and children is healthy?
  • Stay-at-home mothers vs. working parents
  • The downside to labeling children
  • Island of competence
  • How can a parent handle an explosive child?
  • Is spanking as a discipline technique detrimental to children?
  • The importance of scheduling time to have fun with your children.

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