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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Mar 23, 2022

My guest this week is Dr. Mona Delahooke.

In this episode, Dr. Mona and I discuss understanding children through the lens of the brain-body connection. Parents, by and large, are often given outdated information, advice, and even strategies about how to navigate challenging behavior and regulation issues with their kids. So today I’ve invited Dr. Mona back to share with us new insights, updates, strategies from her new book that teaches parents what to ask for or to look for beyond just looking at their child's behavior. It’s a guide for how to navigate not only behavior challenges with their children, but also how to get to the root of why they are struggling to regulate their behavior in the first place.

Dr. Mona Delahooke is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience caring for children and families. She's a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, and a member of the American Psychological Association. She's the author of Beyond Behavior: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges, and as a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant to parents, organizations, schools and public agencies. Mona lives and works in the Los Angeles area.


Episode Takeaways:

Dr. Mona Delahooke & Early Child Development … 00:01:53

Understanding Brain-Body Connection & Regulation … 00:06:07

Look Beyond “Definitive Answers” or Applied Behavioral Analysis … 00:11:40

Tools & Strategies for All Children, Not Just “Neurotypical”… 00:16:20

Poor Behavior vs What’s Uncontrollable  … 00:25:20

Body Budget & Self-Care … 00:30:38

Assessing Your Child Using Color Guides … 00:33:35

Addressing When Children are Checked Out … 00:38:15 

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