In this episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Carolyn Leaf, who shared invaluable insights on how to support children in managing their mental well-being. The show highlighted the pressing issue of childhood suicide, which has reached epidemic proportions, with rates surpassing those of adults. Dr. Carolyn emphasized the importance of teaching children how to understand and handle their emotions effectively. She pointed out that negative emotions are temporary and not a permanent state.
Using a powerful analogy, she likened children to pilots flying a plane without being taught how to navigate, land, or manage it properly. Parents play a vital role in guiding their children through emotional challenges. It is crucial to educate them about their emotions, equipping them with the tools to navigate through the complexities of our modern world, including the impact of social media and its potential to trigger negative emotions, depression, and self-loathing.
During the episode, Dr. Carolyn introduced the concept of the “neuro cycle,” which involves guiding children through the process of addressing and resolving negative feelings effectively. The show proved to be a treasure trove of valuable information and strategies for parents and guardians seeking to help their children develop emotional resilience and well-being in today’s challenging environment.
What You’ll Learn
Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:
- The alarming rise in childhood suicide rates, surpassing those of adults.
- How children are not being taught how to manage their emotions.
- The role of our current society, including social media on children’s mental well-being.
- Valuable strategies and advice to help children develop emotional resilience.
- The importance of teaching children that emotions are temporary.
- The “neuro cycle” method to help children process and resolve negative emotions effectively.
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About Dr. Caroline Leaf:
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, and clinical and cognitive neuroscientist specializing in psychneurobiology and metacognitive neuropsychology.
Her passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain, control chaotic thinking, and find mental peace.
Since the early 1980s, Dr. Leaf has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. As a highly sought-after expert on mental health, she is the host of the top-rated podcast, Cleaning Up the Mental Mess. Dr. Leaf is also the author of several bestselling books, including “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess”, “Switch On Your Brain”, “Think and Eat Yourself Smart”, “The Perfect You”, “Think, Learn, Succeed”, and many more.
She has a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics. Dr Leaf does ongoing research and clinical trials in the field of psychoneurobiology in order to improve mental health interventions.
You can learn more about Dr. Leaf and her work at drleaf.com
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Increasingly, children ages 3-10 are struggling with anxiety, depression, and mental health challenges. These can be brought on by many factors–stress at home, upheavals in society, breaks in routine, isolation from friends, bullying or social pressure–and if left unaddressed, they follow kids into their teens and adulthood, causing mental, emotional, and relational problems that will steal their peace and joy.
But there is hope. Bestselling author Dr. Caroline Leaf helps you teach your kids how to recognize negative feelings and respond in a healthy way. Navigate a world that can feel scary and overwhelming. Manage uncomfortable or challenging situations. Replace toxic thoughts with brain-building practices that produce better outcomes. And develop resilience and emotional strength.
Based on up-to-date research, clearly illustrated with case studies, and practically applied to the problems kids are facing today, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess is what parents, caretakers, teachers, and counselors have been waiting for. Dr. Leaf shares a clear and effective five-step plan to teach your child how to manage their mind so they can live a life with greater resilience, health, and happiness.
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