Virtual Events 2020-2021
Zoom Discussion: Worry, Stress & Anxiety: How Do I Regulate Myself and My Kids?
Thursday, September 24 at 4:00 pm PST
This discussion is designed to help parents understand the differences between worry, stress, and anxiety and how they each show up at school, home, and when things don’t go as planned. Children need so many skills when navigating their lives, but this school year is particularly different. They are faced with seen and unseen realities and rely on the adults in their lives to help them face them, understand them, and feel safe during it all. But what happens when parents are dealing with those same stressors as well and reserves are depleted or running low?
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, pediatric psychologist, parent coach, and owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology in San Antonio, Texas, will talk about why teaching children flexibility, adaptability, self-regulation, self-compassion, resilience, and problem-solving are some of the most valuable skills to learn at school, at home, and beyond. She will also address the importance of parental self-regulation and co-regulation to ensure a healthier child, parent, and household.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Why children and parents become dysregulated and the most effective strategies to help with self-regulation
- Reasons highly sensitive children and those with executive functioning challenges often have more challenges, including strategies to help them feel more balanced
- Ideas to address the whole child through empathy, validation, and encouragement to improve the parent-child relationship
Dr. Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, is a West Indian woman, a wife of 22 years, a mom of 2 kids and has over 15 years of experience as a pediatric psychologist.
Dr. Lockhart specializes in working with clients who present with medical diagnoses and are seeking alternative solutions. She also serves as a parent coach for parents who have kids with ADHD, anxiety, and behavioral concerns. She also helps high performing professionals and athletes overcome mental blocks that impact their peak performance. Dr. Lockhart works closely with medical subspecialists, pediatricians, allied professionals, and school personnel.
Dr. Lockhart has spoken nationally at schools, conferences, online podcasts, summits, and corporate workshops for topics about anxiety, co-regulation, ADHD, executive functioning, and racism. She has been interviewed and quoted in multiple online and print publications, including The New York Times, New York Post, PureWow, MSN, Fatherly, San Antonio Magazine, Veronica Beard, and Therapy for Black Girls podcast.
She is a freelance writer for PureWow and a contributor for The Gottman Institute.