Neuroscience for Parents: Happy parents, happier kids


Parenting 2.0. Healing your past wounds, managing stressful situations as parents, parenting with calm, love, acceptance


In order to grow tall and strong, a tree needs strong and healthy roots.

We don’t know what makes a child happy, because emotions are not placed in a human by hand, are not transferable as if they were objects, they grow as a subjective experience. But what we know is that parents are models for their children, and seeing parenting as a way to fix children or to change or improve their behavior is like practicing medicine only looking at the symptoms, never at the root cause.

A happy parent has a great chance to have happy kids, because children tend to copy moods, and behaviors, actions and states of being, rather than words and empty commands. They become what they see, not what they are told to.

There are over 30 questions in this course, questions I have from the parents and children I have worked with, and there are 30 matching answers from my experience as a mother, cognitive scientist and pedagog, working with both parents and children.

  • Why do we get so angry especially at our children at times?
  • How can I dig into my emotional legacy and how not to drag it into the relationship with my child?
  • What can we do when we feel like exploding?
  • What is self compassion and does it really help?
  • Am I a good mother?
  • Why do children interrupt us when we are the most busy?
  • Am I responsible for their happiness?
  • Why don’t they respect me or the grandparents anymore – where has all respect go?
  • When should I be friendly, when should I be firm?
  • Does it matter of I am calm, supportive, only once in a while?
  • Why do I feel guilty when I take time for myself?
  • What should I teach my children?
  • Is it OK to praise them in order to encourage them?
  • How can I talk to my child so that he feels understood and supported?
  • What about the conflicts between children, when and how to intervene?

Who this course is for:

  • This course addresses parents in general, and it is especially dedicated to parents who don’t want parenting advice, but answers based on science (neuroscience, in particular), psychology and pedagogy. The course is structured more like a workshop with questions and answers, because all parents don’t need anymore is the condescence of another parenting expert telling them how to be good parents (there aren’t such things as good or bad parents, by the way. only happy and less than happy parents)

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