Beyond Anxiety; Part Two

This short video is part two of an ongoing series called “Beyond Anxiety”, where we explore the Responsive Approach through the lens of anxiety, a prevalent concern of parents and caregivers everywhere. If you haven’t watched Part One…go there first! In this video, Jeff explores the basic wiring of the brain, and why anxiety makes…

What are the goals of parenting?

Everyone reading this has a slightly different perspective on what the “goals” of parenting are. Probably though, most of us haven’t even considered what those goals of parenting are, aside from keeping the kids alive from birth through to the age of eighteen. Throw in some good grades at school, no unplanned teenage pregnancies and…

Beyond Anxiety: Part 1

Anxiety and mood disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health concerns in society today, particularly amoung young people. In fact, 15-24 year olds are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group (Pearson, Janz and Ali (2013). Health at a glance: Mental and substance use disorders in…