March 19, 2012 - The Nurtured Heart Approach: Bring Out the Greatness in Any Child (116)
If we were to watch a video of a day in our life with our child, we might see that most of our energy goes into correcting misbehavior – often with less than stellar results. This may be particularly true if we have a child who is especially intense and challenging. Author Howard Glasser calls this “upside-down energy,” connecting with your child at those times when it would be more effective to ease back and let your child “reset.” In his Nurtured Heart approach, Glasser counsels us to put our energy into noticing and describing those times when a child is doing the right thing. This transforming approach goes way beyond vague words of praise (“good boy,” for example) and you won’t want to miss his specific tips for bringing out the greatness in your child.
Marti Erickson is a developmental psychologist who’s had a long and distinguished career at the University of Minnesota, studying parent-child relationships, helping professionals learn best practices for working with children and families, and writing and speaking to diverse audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. Marti is familiar to Minnesota audiences through her frequent appearances on Twin Cities TV and radio, including 15 years as a regular contributor to KARE-TV’s Today and Sunrise Shows.
In 2005 Marti led “The Motherhood Study,” a large national study of mothers’ values, concerns and needs, which helped launch conversations among mothers’ groups around the country. Identifying motherhood as a passion in both her professional and personal life, Marti says her most important credential is being the mother of Erin (the show’s co-host) and Ryan, now young adults, and grandmother of Clara and McKinley (ages 7 and 5) and Miles and Elise (ages 6 and 3). Read more about Marti Erickson.
Erin is a specialist in Maternal-Child Health and writes has extensive experience speaking on issues related to maternal-child health and parenting. She writes on related topics for several magazines and websites. Erin completed graduate school at the University of Minnesota with a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health - Epidemiology and is currently enrolled in the certificate program in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices - Health Coaching at the U of M's Center for Spirituality and Healing.
Erin is in the thick of everything the Mom Enough™ show addresses – and she’s glad her mom lives close enough to help and support her in her journey as a mother to Clara and McKinley. Read More about Erin.
Mom Enough is brought to you through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Education, and Working Family Resource. Find out more about the Working Family Resource Center.
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