Mona Delahooke PhD IBPA Winner Psychology

It’s high time we update our approaches to helping children with behavioral challenges and developmental differences.

Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

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Brain-Body Parenting

How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids

From a leading child psychologist comes this groundbreaking new understanding of children’s behavior, offering insight and strategies to support both parents and children.

In Brain-Body Parenting, Dr. Delahooke offers a radical new approach to parenting based on her clinical experience as well as the most recent research in neuroscience and child psychology. Instead of a “top-down” approach to behavior that focuses on the thinking brain, she calls for a “bottom-up” approach that considers the essential role of the entire nervous system, which produces children’s feelings and behaviors.

When we begin to understand the biology beneath the behavior, suggests Dr. Delahooke, we give our children the resources they need to grow and thrive—and we give ourselves the gift of a happier, more connected relationship with them. Brain-Body Parenting empowers parents with tools to help their children develop self-regulation skills –and the energy to provide the essential “co-regulation” children need. When parents shift from trying to secure compliance to supporting connection and balance in the body and mind, they unlock a deeper understanding of their child, encouraging calmer behavior, more harmonious family dynamics, and increased resilience.

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Beyond-Behaviors by Mona Delahooke, PhD

Beyond Behaviors

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Beyond Behaviors Flip Chart

A Psychoeducational Tool to Help Therapists, Teachers & Parents Understand and Support Children with Behavioral Challenges

With this psychoeducational, in-session tool, you will learn the fundamental concepts behind the Beyond Behaviors approach, including:

  • The developmental iceberg as a way to understand individual differences
  • The three main autonomic nervous system states that inform a child’s behaviors
  • How the process of neuroception reframes disruptive behaviors as protective and adaptive
  • The six processes of social-emotional development
  • How to reframe behaviors and provide appropriate accommodations for each child

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The Child Behavior Quiz

Here’s a fun opportunity to think about your child’s behaviors and reactions to their life experiences.

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Mona's Blog

Microbreaks: How a Few Moments Well Spent Can Change Your Whole Day

It’s hard to believe we’re over two years into a pandemic with no end in sight. For parents, the cumulative toll of the social isolation and disruption has been particularly heavy. One parent’s recent description on social media struck me. “Standing on the corner of burned-out parenting and exhausted working,” the parent wrote. “It’s soul […]

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Why Labeling a Child’s Emotions Can Backfire (and What to do Instead)

Every parent has done it. You see that your child or teen is struggling with a situation, and you try to help them understand their emotions: “You seem angry.” “You’re really feeling frustrated.” “I can see that you’re upset.” But instead of soothing the child, your words serve as a trigger.  “I am not!” the […]

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Why Your Child Can’t Access Coping Skills When They Need Them Most

Many parents try to empower their children by teaching them techniques to calm themselves when they’re upset: breathing slowing, doing calming yoga poses, thinking positive thoughts. Recently, I did an informal survey, asking parents whether their kids ever have trouble using these kinds of coping skills. The overwhelming response: yes! Not only do children fail […]

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