Eps 62: Conscious Parenting with Lori Petro

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Welcome! My guest today is Lori Petro, an advocate for children and families. Lori is a conscious parent educator and a mom to a young daughter. Our discussion today is around raising caring and sensitive children. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why a “conscious” parent educator?

  • 13 Principles of Conscious Parenting (from Alfie Kohn)

  • Behavior and Motives: Look UNDER the surface

  • How we make kids be reactive

  • The connection with our child is THE most important thing

  • Children with unusual sensitivities

  • Three areas to understand sensitive children: relationships, stress, and skills

  • Explosive behavior and self-regulation

  • Peace and mindfulness

  • Noisy environments can be overwhelming

  • Skill building

  • Fixing stuff in my life

  • Looking for signals

  • What are they trying to tell me?

  • Be who you are right now


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