#60: [Mentor Moment] How Do I Increase My Child’s Felt Safety?

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This week's question is:

My child seems nervous and worried a lot. How can I increase his felt safety?

  1. Be attuned.
  2. Name it to tame it.
  3. Give voice.
  4. Validate emotions.
  5. Offer appropriate control.
  6. Match arousal energy in a controlled way.
  7. Stay playful.
  8. Remain curious.
  9. Be consistent.
  10. Keep it concrete.
  11. Less is more.
  12. Speak your child's Love Language.
  13. Consider the Safe and Sound Protocol.

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