Lawrence Cohen: Create a Closer Bond with Your Child Through Play (50m)

This episode features an interview of psychologist and author Lawrence Cohen from 2010 by Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting. Topics discussed include: the parent-child bond: how to stay connected, and heal from disconnection; the healing role of crying for babies, toddlers and children – and how parents can best help them; how humans discharge tension and difficult emotions – and how to help your child do so; the “Stay-listening” technique to help your child with difficult emotions; the best way to deal with tantrums; what is going on with kids when they look right at us and do exactly what we’ve told them not to? – and how should parents respond? Purchase books by Lawrence Cohen on Amazon here.

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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