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September 14, 2021 00:29:22
Why Play Is So Important with Dr. Nicole West

Why Play Is So Important with Dr. Nicole West

Season 2 rolls on, today with Dr. Nicole West! Dr. West is a therapist with the Memphis Family Connection Center in Memphis, TN and amongst lots of skills and certifications she holds, she is a certified Play Therapist. Dr. West joins us today to not only unpack the benefits of play therapy but also to walk us through WHY play is so important for the brain, for processing through hard things for kids and how we as parents can incorporate play (and healing) into our homes. To learn more about Empowered to Connect, check out our website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! ...

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September 07, 2021 00:43:18
SEASON 2! Understanding the Brain Body Behavior Connection with Mona DeLaHooke

SEASON 2! Understanding the Brain Body Behavior Connection with Mona DeLaHooke

It's here! The premiere of Season 2 - and who better to help us kick it off than the one and only Mona Delahooke?? Mona is a Pediatric Psychologist and the author of Beyond Behaviors among several other books. If you've ever read Beyond Behaviors, you know how brilliant she is! Mona joins us today to talk about the Brain - Body - Behavior connection and why it is absolutely essential for parents and caregivers to understand. Struggling with perplexing behavior in your home? This may be the episode you've been waiting for.  We also talk about Mona's NEW book coming out in early 2022 and at the end of the episode we reveal instructions for how YOU could win a pre-order of it! To enter, you must be following @empoweredtoconnect on Instagram or have Liked Empowered to Connect on Facebook and tag us in your Instagram or Facebook stories today telling us something you loved from the interview with Mona. That's it! We'll pick 5 winners at random and pre-order the book to come straight to your house! Wanna learn more from Mona? Buy her book Beyond Behaviors here, sign up for the Beyond Behaviors course Mona teaches here or head on over to her website to learn more about her there! ...

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July 20, 2021 01:00:18
Celebrate Your Children, Change Your Life

Celebrate Your Children, Change Your Life

One of the most surprising things about parenting is the way we grow in the midst of trying to grow our children. Oftentimes, setting out to help them process through a trying emotional time or teach a life lesson reveals something about ourselves as well. Today on the show, Mo and Tona talk about the necessity of celebrating our children in several key ways and how they've grown in the process. This episode will make you laugh, make you cry and hopefully help you think about some of the ways we can celebrate our children in ways we haven't yet.  To learn more about ETC, check out our website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! ...

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July 06, 2021 00:34:27
How to Give Your Kids the Predictability They Need

How to Give Your Kids the Predictability They Need

For most of us Summer Break is in full swing. Kids are out of school and you might be out of patience! If that's you, rest easy, you're not alone. Today we take one of the principles discussed by Dr. Karyn Purvis in last week's episode and look at why predictability is such a big deal for our kids. Some of us have major scheduling needs - we need to know what's happening at every moment. Some of us can only handle knowing the big picture and letting the day flow freely where it will - and the same is true for our kids. Jesse Faris and Tona Ottinger join us today to talk about how and why making things predictable can breathe life and peace into our kids' lives.  To learn more about ETC, check out our website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! ...

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June 29, 2021 00:37:19
How Do I Handle Manipulation and Control? A Deep Dive

How Do I Handle Manipulation and Control? A Deep Dive

One of our most watched YouTube videos of all time features Dr. Karyn Purvis giving parents and caregivers some advice about how to handle manipulation and control from their kiddos. There's a reason 160,000 people have watched this video - the content is gold. Today on the show, Tona Ottinger and JD Wilson from ETC sit down to do a deep dive on the ideas Dr. Purvis lays out in the video. How does this play out in everyday life? Tona and JD share practical tools and tips for understanding and redirecting our kids who may be using manipulation and control as an adaptive strategy for survival.  To watch the full video from Dr. Purvis, click here. To learn more about ETC, check out our website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! ...

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June 22, 2021 00:40:32
ETC - Where We've Been, Where We're Going

ETC - Where We've Been, Where We're Going

It's been a busy few weeks for us moving offices at ETC and we couldn't help but stop and think about our past and our future. Moving is funny that way - it helps us appreciate where we've been and look ahead to where we're going. If you've been listening to the show from the beginning, chances are, you know ETC's history - but for those of you who don't, we take the first few minutes of the show today to outline how Empowered to Connect came to be . We then shift gears to talk about what's happening now, what had been planned for 2020 and what you can expect to see in the second half of 2021 and beyond!  To learn more about ETC, check out our website, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! ...

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