Episode 86

How to Supercharge Your Child’s Brain with The Power of Secure Attachment

With Dr. Tina Bryson

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out–in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships–is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them.

Today on The Broken Brain Podcast, I’m joined by my good friend Dr. Tina Bryson to talk about what it means to be present and really show up for our kids, even if our own caregiver wasn’t really present. We discuss how to develop secure attachment in your kids and how providing a calm, safe presence can radically change how a child’s brain develops. We also talk about how every child needs to feel what Tina calls the Four S’s: safe, seen, soothed, and secure, and strategies for implementing them into your child’s daily life. 

For more on Dr. Tina Bryson, be sure to follow her on Instagram @tinapaynebryson, and on Facebook @tinapaynebryson. Check out her website https://www.tinabryson.com. You can find Tina’s book, The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired, right here.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. The best predictor for how well our kids turn out is how we show up as parents
    (1:50)
  2. How the attachment between a parent and child impacts the development of a child’s brain
    (5:20)
  3. The Strange Situation Study
    (7:47)
  4. The four attachment patterns
    (15:36)
  5. Why secure attachment is the ultimate goal in parenting
    (23:44)
  6. A parents two primary jobs when it comes to making their kids feel safe
    (26:58)
  7. Why traditional forms of disciple are counterproductive
    (32:10)
  8. Understanding what's really underneath your child's behavior and helping them feel seen
    (35:50)
  9. The most powerful way to help your child in a state of distress
    (47:21)
  10. Behaviors that can manifest as adults when not feeling safe, seen, soothed and secure as a child
    (1:10:05)
  11. Where to learn more about Dr. Tina Bryson
    (1:25:06)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Tina Bryson

Dr. Tina Bryon is the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens.

She is a licensed clinical social worker, providing pediatric and adolescent psychotherapy and parenting consultations. She is the co-author, with Dan Siegel, of The Yes Brain and the New York Times bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, as well as the upcoming Bottom Line for Baby.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

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