Recently, I had the privilege to speak with Dr. Jean Clinton. I met her through my self reg training at the Mehrit Centre. I was thrilled when she agreed to let me interview her.
Dr. Jean Clinton has 5 children of her own, she’s a grandmother to 5, a rockstar psychiatrist and an author of a book titled “Love Builds Brains“.
Through her work, she helps you to better understand your children and yourself. She stresses the importance of “progress over perfection” and embracing mistakes.
In her book she mentions that when your child’s behaviour seems “off”, there’s a reason for it. Remembering this will help you to pause, reframe your thinking and evaluate before reacting. Connection is key.
It’s critical to make connections with those around you. How do you find a balance of love and discipline while trying to give your child a head start at success? Structure and expectations are a solid starting point and consistency is key.
Not everyone has the best upbringing, supportive parents and so many other variables, but that doesn’t mean that your shot at success or a good life is gone. You have the ability to break the cycle and make connections. The power that you have as an individual is extraordinary.
If you need some words of encouragement and a different perspective, get comfortable and watch this interview with Dr. Jean Clinton and I.
To learn more about self reg, click here to check out the interview I did with Dr. Stuart Shanker.