I’m a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in psychodynamic and relationship-based approaches in my work with children and families. I’ve studied childhood development, neurobiology and emotional regulation, attachment and respectful parenting practices and many other topics in the field of psychology.
I have a special interest in teaching parents, caregivers, and childcare organizations about how respectful parenting principles can improve the quality of their relationships and cultivate children who are more authentic, confident, independent, and kind.
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What resonated most with me is that it’s okay to mess up and it’s okay to not meet our children’s needs all the time. As a first time mom to a very emotional and active 11 month old, it’s been difficult for me to embrace that so thank you for sharing the why behind it. Can’t wait to hear more!
I am so happy to have found this podcast. It makes complex topics easy to follow and is so entertaining. And I love how it’s changed the way I parent. Now that I understand what’s going on in my son’s brain I am so much better at parenting with empathy. Thanks Dr. Sarah - from me and my son!
An enlightened and reassuring resource that makes you more confident in your parenting. There's so much you could follow and listen to, and I find myself coming back to this podcast every time. No overwhelming or deflating lists of "shoulds" here. Dr. Sarah Bren offers insightful perspective you can easily act on (or not - she leaves it up to you by giving you a solid foundation to inform why you choose to do or not do something as a parent). Something you'll both enjoy listening to and get so much out of - I highly recommend.