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RAD Parenting Podcast

Dec 8, 2022

The holiday season can be a lot, and pretty stressful for most of us. When you have children with developmental complex trauma in your home, it can feel even more chaotic. Did you know that you can handle the holidays with a little more grace and ease, and actually have fun though? I want to help you be more prepared when it comes to handling the extra stress this season can bring, because I know it’s challenging. 


In this episode, I share advice for navigating this time of year with children who have traumatic memories of the holidays. You don’t need to pack in every single holiday activity possible. Instead, pick one or two that are really important to you as parents, and just take it one moment at a time. I also provide ways for you to regulate your own nervous system and reinforce boundaries with your children so no matter what, they always know they are loved, safe, and secure.


Episode Timestamps:

  • How to help your children who are triggered by traumatic memories of the holidays {2:04}
  • Learning to regulate your nervous system so you can feel empowered and in charge, no matter what kinds of events arise {4:29}
  • Practice reinforcing boundaries with your child at home before the holidays take place {7:48} 


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**The information and advice given in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for seeing a licensed therapist. If you are involved in therapy or under medical care, please consult with your care provider before making any changes to your regime or engaging in any exercises mentioned.