Today, we welcome Dr. Nicole Beurkens, the only doctoral licensed clinical psychologist with advanced degrees in psychology, education and nutrition. Dr. Beurkens is the world’s leading holistic child psychologist. She has dedicated her 22 plus year career to providing parents with simple, effective, and research-based strategies that get to the root of children’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges, so they can reach their highest potential. 

We talk about why yelling at your kids is counterproductive when they aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do, what parents need to focus on to strengthen connection with their children, why what we feed them greatly impacts their physical, mental, and emotional developments, and how to not get our children addicted to mobile devices.

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What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:53 The biggest questions around parenting
  • 02:00 During tough moments, focus on what you can do for your child
  • 06:04 Yelling at your kids is counterproductive
  • 08:59 Kids need us to set and maintain consistent boundaries
  • 14:02 Pause before you respond in difficult moments
  • 17:43 The real job parents need to focus on
  • 23:27 Contributing factors to children’s anxiety
  • 26:10 Why daily physical movement and proper sleep is important
  • 29:29 Simple physical activities are highly beneficial
  • 32:09 How to take control of your child’s diet
  • 35:49 Why kids are getting addicted to the screen
  • 40:04 How to have a healthy relationship with devices
  • 46:01 Regulating children’s screen time
  • 52:31 You need to be open with your kids
  • 58:33 Continuously engage with your children 

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