Eps 102: Learning How Tears Heal with Kate Orson, Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor

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Kate Orson is a Hand in Hand parenting instructor, and author of Tears Heal: How To Listen To Children is on the podcast today! Originally from the UK she now lives in Basel, Switzerland, with her husband, author Toni Davidson, and their four year old daughter Ruby.

You can find her work in parenting magazines including The Green Parent, Juno and Smallish.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

•           An introduction to Hand in Hand Parenting

•           Children’s natural healing abilities

•           Helping to attune to a child in a calm manner

•           The benefits of crying

•           Need for cortisol to be released from a stressful event

•           It’s crucial children have safe space to release stress

•           How to find ways to connect, special time

•           Learn to listen to your children’s emotions

•           Signs to look for in distressed children

•           Getting out of our need to “fix it” or “stop it” response

•           Children will release on their own terms

•           Be available and take an interest in them



“I think our entire culture has this mental block when it comes to crying.”

“I came across this different way of listening to the emotions. It’s reframing the way we view tears. It’s about listening and allowing the feelings.”

“Children need safety to let go of feelings.”

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“I would say parenting is really really hard work. Sometimes we make mistakes and it may seem really hard to get up the next day and embrace it as a fresh day.  We should have the Joyful Courage to embrace the challenges of parenting”.

Where to find Kate:

website I Facebook I Twitter


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