Show Notes: Baby Emotion Management – Part 2, Emotional regulation, helicopter parenting, and sleepEmotional regulation, helicopter parenting, and sleep image

Your responses impact your child’s ability for emotional regulation and sleep. This episode explores how. I also examine the distinction between being responsive to your child, and helicopter parenting (anticipating and fixing all problems).


Here is my post on Problem solving: Stress in children – Making big problems small and small resources big. This Problem Solving post was part of the Raising Resilient Children Series hosted on Imperfect Families.

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