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Kate Naylor is a seventh generation Texan and has been in Austin since 2008. She and her husband live on 3 acres southwest of the city with their fearless toddler and two dogs. Kate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and these days can be found teaching and supporting those on the ‘frontlines’ of raising and caring for babies and children - with an emphasis on childhood development, family relationships, and trauma. Her therapy website and personal blog on motherhood can be found at kategosenaylor.com.

Brain Basics #4: Tips for Parenting

Childhood is full of rapid development, just as soon as you think you have things figured out, your child changes - and these changes often show up in challenging behaviors.  For me, that’s when...

Brain Basics #3: Rhythm

Last time, I talked about the Four Fs: Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn, how we all experience them in response to stress, and how they can get out of control when we are chronically stressed.  For this post,...

Brain Basics #2: The Four Fs

For this part of the series, we are going to look at the biological responses commonly known as fight/flight/freeze The brainstem is essentially in charge of our basic survival...and that includes our reactions to...

Brain Basics, Part One: Your Brain Is Complex!

Have you heard of Interpersonal Neurobiology?   It is the emerging science of how the brain develops in response to our relationships.  As mammals, we literally cannot survive without relationships. And subsequently, the kinds of...

Why Get (And Stay) Married?

We don’t like feeling uncomfortable do we?  Cold? Turn on the heat. Hot? Turn on the AC.  Don’t want to wait? Order on Amazon, drive thru the fast food place, get it delivered.  Patience...

My Favorite Books For New And Expecting Mothers

In a time when you may be hungrily seeking parenting advice, let me suggest another option.  You don’t need parenting advice (and anyway, you’ll get more unsolicited advice than you will ever want from...

Lowered Expectations: The Path To Parenting Peace

“You’re going to be an AMAZING parent!” How many times have you heard this?  If you are or were expecting a child, I’m guessing you heard it more than once.  We say it to expecting...

No, You Can’t “Just Let Go” Of Control

No, You Can’t “Just Let Go” Of Control   “Just let go” How many times have you heard that phrase?  How many times have you been able to “just let go”?  It’s just….not that easy, is it?...

The Power Of Moms: Using Your Influence To Get The Help You Need

The Power Of Moms: Using Your Influence To Get The Help You Need Women are powerful.  Moms are powerful. We know this.  We see it every day. Sometimes that power can feel like responsibility and...

Making Mindfulness Work For You

Making Mindfulness Work For You Mindfulness is a major buzzword these days - we’re hearing about it in the news, in movies and TV, and even schools are utilizing it for their students (huzzah!).  But...

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