1.

The Skill of Interoception

No items found.

Natural consequences are great teachers. IF our children have learned to be cued into their bodies signals. (A challenge that takes more time and effort for neurodivergent children with ADHD and Autism in particular). 

The skill of interoception is an attachment related skill. 

Children learn to make good choices for their bodies by learning to listen to the signals inside of their bodies. 

When we punish a child or create more consequences to get them to do something we know is good for them, we are placing their attention away from their bodies, thus delaying the skill and not encouraging it. 

Yes, this means being patient and attentive to our children in a world that is very task focused. But is there any other task more important than the task of teaching our children how to listen to and trust their bodies?

Guide and teach instead of punishing and preaching. Your child will feel safe with you and you'll feel less stressed too. 

(Also p.s. I don't do this 100 percent of the time. Sometimes I am cranky and grouchy and tired. But I do try to do this most of the time and when I do, it's far more effective) 

!7maZdGQE

Join the Attachment Nerd Herd

Complete access for $29

Similar to what you just watched

Neuroscience Supports You Comforting Your Child When They are Upset
01:29

The myth that comforting your child will "spoil" them is not only emotionally harmful but also creates an altered brain state that leads to higher levels of stress and mental illness in adulthood, giving them compassion and comfort will only help them develop a healthier brain function.

View
How to Stay Calm When Your Children Are Not
01:29

Discover valuable tips for staying calm and helping your children regulate their emotions in this must-watch video, where you'll learn how to teach them about their feelings and embrace your own body state.

View
How to Help Children Gain Perspective
01:08

In this video, learn why dismissing a child's emotions can hinder their ability to gain perspective, and how to help them process their feelings to build emotional resilience for bigger challenges later in life.

View
Your free video usage has reached its limit.
Access this Video
Already a member? Login Here