Parenting kids who have experienced trauma is overwhelming and confusing. The baffling behaviors you face- lying, stealing, manipulation, being spaced out and in la-la land, come from a vulnerable nervous system that needs support with co-regulation, connection, and felt safety. This conference will help you put on your ‘x-ray vision goggles’ to look past behavior and see what’s actually causing the behavior. You’ll be able to stop playing behavior whack-a-mole and use parenting strategies that actually work. Participants will learn an easy-to-understand model of addressing baffling behaviors based on Robyn’s owl, watchdog, and possum brain.
Participants will do the following:
- Learn how to reframe baffling behaviors as stemming from nervous system vulnerabilities due to trauma
- Learn strategies to increase felt safety, regulation, and connection in order to decrease baffling and challenging behaviors
- Learn strategies to address baffling behaviors specific to the level of dysregulation the child is demonstrating