Protecting Emotional Health in a Digital, Peer-oriented Age
Protecting Kid's Emotional Health in a Digital, Peer-oriented Age
Strong attachments with our kids is essential to growing them up to become emotionally mature, resilient, and confident. Societal changes, including access to technology and increased peer orientation, create challenges at home and in school, in building strong connections with parents and teachers. We have an important role to play in protecting our kid’s emotional health and well-being, starting with preserving our attachment to them. The answers lie in understanding the essential nature of attachment and how it serves to keep our kid’s hearts soft.
Some of the questions we consider:
- How does a good relationship develop?
- What is the difference between feeling loved and taken care of?
- How do we know if our kid’s are doing emotionally well?
- you reduce emotional stress around feeding and eating?
- What can you do with picky eating and how can you look at it differently?
- What challenges do your sensitive kids have in trying new food, and how can attachment help?
- How do we know if someone’s eating issues are part of a stress response, and how can we help if they are?
- How can the science of play help us understand how our kids become competent eaters?
- What do we do with our feelings around food, especially if they are negative and challenging?
The good news is whether we are trying to make headway on eating problems, deal with picky eating or food battles, or want our kids to develop as healthy, competent eaters, our relationship is the vehicle for making headway and change in the home, school, or community setting.
$ 25 CDN (early bird rate)
Thursday, November 9 th
6:30 pm to 8 pm PST
Lifetime access to replay
Q & A session
Infographic summary included
Three myths that guide eating practices today
What relational dynamics drive your feeding and eating practices?
Picking apart picky eating through developmental science
Harnessing the power of attachment to increase receptivity
Sensitive kids and their unique feeding and eating challenges
The role of play in becoming an eater, and playful contexts to eat in
The gut's stress response and eating problems
Healing our troubled relationship with food
Using attachment rituals to strengthen connection
Playing matchmaker to food through Nature
Understand the developmental and relational roots of becoming an eater
Be equipped to deal with picky eating or food challenges keeping connection in mind
Define the relational dance you are doing while feeding your loved ones
Learn how to pair food and attachment together to create comfort food
Examine what strategies you are using from a behavioural/learning stance that can create food problems
Make sense of how the gut and emotions are intertwined
Take the lead in creating emotional and relational safety around food
Become a matchmaker to help kids learn about food through nature and play
“It isn’t really about food; it is about the relationships surrounding food rituals and how important they are in our personal development. I now see it as a key part of my tool box in helping young students and their families.”
– ED Wittchen, Superintendent, Mother of Earth’s Children’s Charter School
Gather to Eat is right for you if you are:
- Looking for how to feed others from a place of caring connection.
- Wanting to create ideal conditions for feeding others in the home, school, or community-based programs.
- Needing support in taking the lead to create emotional safety and rituals in your eating context.
- Interested in developmental science and an understanding of emotional well-being when it comes to feeding and eating.
- Fascinated by the new science on the gut and it’s connection to emotional well-being
- Interested in relooking at food through a relational lens and how it symbollically conveys connection
- Reclaiming your cultural roots through food and feeding practices
- Wanting additional support alongside other helping professionals in making headway on serious food problems with a loved one.