We interviewed Samantha Moe, creator of the Mad to Glad Blueprint, about parenting strategies to calm your child’s most challenging behaviors. You can watch the replay below and find Samantha’s presentation here.
Why Do Kids Have Behavioral Problems?
Contrary to traditional parenting views, a child may have behavioral problems for a variety of physiological problems and not because they are “a bad kid”. Children often don’t have the experience or language to express that they’re having pain or difficulty, so behavior and actions are often what they use to communicate their needs.
We advocate approaching a child with behavioral problems with compassion while trying to figure out if there is an underlying physiological reason(s) underpinning the behavior. Be aware that many mainstream health practitioners, including pediatricians, may not understand this root-cause approach, so have patience while doing the detective work and finding practitioners that can truly help your child.
Common root causes for behavioral problems are:
- Low blood sugar
- Neurotransmitter imbalances
- Food sensitivities and intolerances
- Sensitivities to food additives such as colorings, flavorings and preservatives
- Visual processing issues
- Auditory processing issues
- Underlying infections such as PANS/PANDAS or Lyme disease
- Retained primitive reflexes
- Sleep deprivation: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common cause.
- Nutritional deficiencies, especially magnesium
- Gastrointestinal issues such as constipation
In this Webinar
In this webinar, Samantha Moe helped us answer the following questions:
- What’s going on in an intense kid’s brain that causes challenging behaviors?
- What are some ways to deescalate and prevent triggers?
- How can you get your child to listen so that there’s more peace?
- Which parenting strategies can be helpful for kids with behavioral problems?
- What are some of the best ways to get the whole family on board with making changes?
Please note that you will be asked to provide your email address at the 30-minute mark to continue viewing the replay.
About Samantha Moe MA SLP
Certified parent coach and speaker Samantha Moe has coached parents on how to help their children calm, connect, and cooperate since 2004.
She now provides continuing education, advanced training, and parent coach certification for family service professionals who support intense kids and their families.
Samantha is the creator of the Mad to Glad Blueprint, a revolutionary brain-and-nervous-system-based approach to positive communication and parenting that works to soothe and even preempt intense kids’ most challenging behaviors.
She holds a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Minnesota and possesses a background in interdisciplinary training in sensory integration, play therapy, and emotional integration.
You can find out more about her at her website: SamanthaMoe.com
This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.
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