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The Essential Qualities of Wise-Minded Parenting

Patty Lindley

Published on: April 29, 2013

Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D., author of Wise-Minded Parenting

Parenting from your wise mind

Raising a happy child is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. From new baby mysteries to toddler tantrums to the challenging tween and teen years, parenting requires all sorts of skills that most of us don’t naturally possess. Dr. Laura Kastner, author of Wise-Minded Parenting shares tips for tapping your “wise mind” to calmly navigate even the stormiest of parenting moments.

Questions addressed in the video include:

  • What is attachment parenting? What does secure attachment look like?
  • How can parents help accommodate a child who is shy or anxious?
  • What if your temperament and your child’s are misaligned?
  • What are some subtler techniques to connecting with kids in challenging moments?
  • How can parents foster emotional strengths in themselves and in their children?
  • And more...
Laura Kastner, Ph.D.

About Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D.
Dr. Kastner is co-author of a number of parenting books, including the acclaimed Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens. She is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington.

Her latest book, Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens is available at




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