Humans are ultrasocial, and most of our interactions fall into three categories, dependent, independent, and interdependent. Just like most everything else, there are healthy and unhealthy versions of each.
Integral parenting is simply parenting mostly from integrally informed perspectives. Being Integrally informed helps you be a superior parent, but you don’t have to know Integral to be a great parent.
This week the Therapist in the Wild opines on how parents get a bad rap in therapy, and how it’s best to just talk to your shrink until you have compassionate understanding for all the sacrifices and efforts your parents made to make you great.
Learn surprising secrets of happy families. What do they have in common? How can we create and maintain happy families of our own? Watch this lecture and find out.
Anyone who has kids knows how important they are and how much we want them to thrive. Dialed-in parenting combines perspectives from attachment research, neurobiology, Integral psychology, family systems, and social research to present organizing principles and specific approaches to help us be better parents for every life stage of our children.
We all want to support our children having a vibrant enlivening spirituality. How mother and father live their own spirituality, and understand a child’s inner worldviews and progressive developmental awakenings, can help or hinder the child’s emergent spirituality.
Anybody who’s a parent will tell you about times that talking to their kid was like talking to a wall. In situations like these, the Therapist in the Wild has some priceless advice: Shut the F#@K Up!
We are a child centric culture with lots of respect for children, and that’s a good thing! One parenting skill that can get lost is rough and tumble play with kids. Kids that have rough and tumble play with parents–wrestling and roughhousing–do much better if their parents manage it so no one gets hurt and everyone has fun.
This week the Therapist in the Wild shares a surprising fact about being a good parent — start with having a great relationship with your spouse!
In this episode of Therapist in the Wild, Dr. Keith Witt continues his series on parenting. After offering some wonderful advice to those parenting young children in the episode “Parenting a Four Year Old” Dr. Witt handles a subject that is arguably more difficult than parenting a four year old, parenting angsty teenagers.
This is for all the parents out there with small children. When parenting a four year old you have to remember that they’re driven by emotion and it’s imperative that you never raise your intensity level to match theirs. That’s a bad idea that will get you nowhere.