Co-regulation: a Parents’ Superpower

Co-regulation: a Parents’ Superpower

Seven years ago a little girl was deteriorating from a plethora of mysterious symptoms. The most highly trained physicians and clinicians had no name for her condition, which also meant no treatment. Her Mom tried everything and felt powerless to help her. Thatโ€™s...
๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ดโ€ฆ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ดโ€ฆ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ดโ€ฆ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ? Intentional living means understanding your fundamental beliefs and values and then actively living your life in line with those values. Tapping into those values daily is the difference between living life on...
I Float Back…

I Float Back…

Iโ€™m floating down the river on my daughterโ€™s 14th birthday. Why am I so excited to be leading this group of teens? Why am I so happy? I float back… For as long as I remember, teens have felt like foreign creatures. Not foreign like โ€œthese kids have weird style...
I Failed Creating This Book

I Failed Creating This Book

Our book Forward-Facingยฎ Freedom is completed. For me itโ€™s reaching a developmental milestone, checking my first book project off my bucket list. As I was wondering what to share, I thought โ€œoh, I donโ€™t want to make it about me.โ€ But as I pondered further, I realized...
From Strangers to Safety

From Strangers to Safety

From Strangers to Safety Jenny’s experience in Forward-Facing Me I wrote this reflection in 2018, back when Eric Gentry was a relative stranger and I was just beginning my journey with self-regulation and intentionality. Since then I’ve had the...
National Daughter’s Day…

National Daughter’s Day…

National Daughter’s Day… What a privilege to be an instrument of generational change. With each milestone and opportunity they experience that I was deprived of, I’m grateful for the resilience that gives me freedom and joy to escort them through...