In the pilot episode of The Intentional Parent, Greg Matuskiewicz and Dr. Tina Bryson introduce themselves and their backgrounds and share their thoughts on what it means to be an intentional parent. Tina discusses her recently published book The Whole Brain Child while sharing a glimpse into some of the 12 strategies that she and co-author Dan Siegel map out in the book. The hosts share thoughts on some recent videos circulating online and also review some of their favorite educational tools and applications.
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is a lecturer, a parenting consultant, and a therapist at Pediatric & Adolescent Psychology Associates. She speaks to groups all across the country and writes for numerous venues, most recently the PBS series “This Emotional Life.” Her book, co-authored with Dr. Dan Siegel, is called The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. She’s a mom to three school-aged boys.
Greg Matuskiewicz is a former Microsoft executive and father of one five year old boy. He is known as an activist parent and 21st century dad, involving himself in all aspects of his child’s upbringing. Greg enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife, Peggi, and son Lincoln.
01:50 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN INTENTIONAL PARENT?
02:24 Greg: how to become more proactive, setting goals, being thoughtful of decisions I make
03:30 Tina: the intentional parent vs the “wing it” parent, using tv as an example of thoughtful decision making
04:54 Tina: as a professional and a parent I try to make decisions about specific experiences that are needed
05:30 THE WHOLE BRAIN CHILD (Tina’s Book)Survive and Thrive strategy (How to survive something but also how can you help your child thrive?)
06:45 Tina: the book is made up of 12 strategies that help parents survive in the moment but help them (the children) thrive in the long run
07:30 Tina: example of a story with her son
13:00 Twitter question: IS A TIME OUT OK FOR A 2 YEAR OLD?
14:30 Tina: there is a strategy in the book called “connect and redirect”: address behavior and feelings= CONNECT, redirect attention to something else = REDIRECT…power struggles with a 2 year old are a lose / lose situation.
15:30 Greg: example of bath time and needing to be creative as a parent
16:15 Tina: strategy of being a creative parent is discussed in the book, which covers a combination of brain science and practicality
17:00 Greg: CURRENT NEWS SEGMENTS
17:23 VIDEO 1- Toddler with funnel at picnic
18:15 Greg and Tina discuss what is appropriate and what is not in regards to the video…
20:48 VIDEO 2- Cage Fight with 8 Year olds
22:26 Greg and Tina discuss sport, misleading headlines, how wrestling is pretty normal with young boys…but not good for spectacle in this matter if people are paying to see them fight iPad APPS
26:30 iPad App 1: Hide, Run, Growl… learning to read before reading to learn
27:45 Greg, great app which we encourage you to get
27:55 App 2: Monkey Lunchbox…good interactive game with emphasis on healthy eating
29:15 OTHER GOOD WEBSITES FOR PARENTS- Best kids apps (rates applications)-Common Sense media.org (reviews movies, video games etc based on what is appropriate for what age.)
30:00 Greg and Tina discuss applications and these websites
33:00 WRAP UP