Topic 2 Tuning in

“…is my child ready to listen, to learn, to understand?”

  • What is the first step to tuning in when our child has difficulty controlling himself/herself or making good decisions?
  • Because if we do not merely react to the child’s overt behavior, but we tune in to their inner distress, we allow them to move from a reactive state to a receptive state.
  • Parents should represent a safe base from which the child can move away to explore, knowing that they can be cared for when needed and can return to that same base at any time.
  • Parent-child attunement is also essential to help children develop the emotional regulation skills that are essential for their psychological well-being.