Embracing Antifragility: A Revolutionary Approach to Parenting and Children’s Mental Health
Antifragility, a concept introduced by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, extends beyond mere resilience, illustrating how we can actually thrive and grow stronger from stress and adversity. This pillar article explores antifragility in the context of parenting, illustrating how the current parenting climate often shields children from stress, contrary to the principles of antifragility. Offering a fresh perspective on mental health, it advocates for a shift in parenting practices and anxiety treatments towards an antifragile approach, providing practical advice on nurturing an antifragile mindset in children. This future-focused discourse challenges us to envision a future where antifragility is the norm, transforming the way we raise our children and the adults they’ll become.
Empowering Parents: Effective Strategies for Parenting Anxious Children [Podcast]
In this enlightening YouTube video, child psychologist Dr. Zia Lakdawala shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in parenting anxious kids. Learn how your behaviour as a parent can influence your child’s anxiety and explore effective strategies to help them overcome their fears. Discover the importance of validating emotions, the drawbacks of accommodations, and the power of building resilience in your little ones. Join Zia on this transformative parenting journey and gain valuable tools to support your child’s mental well-being.
Group Therapy… Why I think it may be right for you
As we recover from the COVID 19 pandemic, many families are struggling. Children are facing challenges at school and at home – including in academic, emotional, and social arenas. While rates of anxiety and depression were already high pre-pandemic, they are now present in youth at alarming rates. Parents tell me that they are struggling with how best to help their children. Plus many parents are facing their own difficulties on top of wondering how to meet the needs of their child.
The Most Magical Tool in my Parent Toolkit
Raising children is one of the most challenging jobs, and despite that, many people feel utterly underprepared. I want to share with you one of the most magical tools in my personal parenting toolkit with my own three children.
Understanding how Emotions Function: Learn to Ride your Child’s Wave
Understanding how emotions function in humans has been instrumental in guiding how I parent my three children, and it’s one of my favourite pieces of education to teach parents when we begin treatment together. Having a framework to lean back on helps parents to know what’s happening moment to moment.
Child anxiety: How you respond matters more than you think!
Anxiety is the body’s natural alarm system that signals some kind of threat in the environment. It’s an important emotion, and one that has likely ensured our survival. Through evolution, anxiety has served us well- it alerts us to predators, helps us to protect our young, and prepares us for action through the fight, flight and freeze response- when needed.
Why won’t my child listen? Reframing an age-old problem.
Why won’t my child listen? Why is he being so defiant? Why do I have to ask so many times for her to do what I need her to do?! Oppositionality is defined as the refusal to conform to the ordinary requirements of authority and a willful contrariness.