We often hear from parents that disagree about how to parent.

The questions we get asked often sound like this… a mom wants to be understanding and empathic when a child is struggling, but the dad thinks the child needs to “toughen up” or “get over it”.

How do you deal with this?

And, especially how do you figure out what to do if you have a highly sensitive or high needs kid?

These are the questions we recently asked Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart…

And what she said was brilliant and insightful.

She said that we need both parts…

It’s great to be compassionate and to have understanding for our kids. Once our kids have felt heard, then we can help them solve their problems and help them build their skills.

Parents can work together to give their kids a little cushion and a little pushin’! 

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