Kastner is a clinical psychologist, author of several books on pediatric psychology and professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington.
The following are takeaways from individuals who attended a Day with Dr. Laura Kastner.
Glenbard West parent Amy Crowley share this takeaway from Calm Parenting for Teens: "A calm
parent is an approachable parent, and the presentation discussed parenting skills which help us to support and encourage our teen-agers in the face of challenges. Self-calming strategies can help us break the circular anxiety which escalates during parent-child discussions. The use of third-party information, such as news articles or research, can help us introduce conversations on timely topics and provide a neutral way to exchange ideas. And most importantly, emphasizing empathy and acceptance of our teens will always produce the most effective results, while we work toward eventual growth and change."
|Anna Strati and Laura Kastner|
calm state of mind when things get challenging. With her C.A.L.M. approach she advised parents to use breathing exercises to Cool down, to Assess their options, Listen with Empathy and here she noted that empathy doesn't mean to agree with the child but rather to validate their emotions, and to Make a wise-minded plan of action. If we understand where they are developmentally, we know they are doing the best they can."
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Parent Notes from Dr. Laura Kastner "Calm Parenting for Tough Teen Topics: Healthy Relationships, Substance Use, Media Management and Worry" 7:00 pm presentation at Glenbard West, March 8, 2018