Raising Mentally Healthy Children into Successful Adults with Katy Hopkins, PhD, HSPP (Part 1) | Ep. 16

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As parents, we are aware of the physical needs to raise a healthy child, but often time overlook the depth of the cognitive, emotional and social aspects of raising children. Dr. Hopkins and Dr. Honaker discuss and reflect on their own experiences navigating these areas while raising their children and what other parents can do to support their kids from young children to young adults.

Show Notes: 

  • How Dr. Hopkins transformed skills gained from her theatre undergraduate degree to her curiosity and passion for relationships and human behavior
  • The difference between counseling psychology and clinical psychology
  • How 8 pediatricians and 1 psychologist came together to address trauma in a school and beyond
  • Integrating mental health and primary care
  • Parenting and behavioral health through the ages and stages video course
  • Dr. Hopkins as a mother and how that changed the way that she cares for families
  • Her approach to raising two kids that argue (like all siblings do)
  • Being in the presence of their children’s discomfort and distress
  • 4 things to be aware of to be effective in raising our children into healthy, successful adults
    • 1. Physical health
    • 2. Cognitive health – explore and learn from the environment you’re in, learning new things, persevering, planning, making new decisions, ect.
    • 3. Emotional health – the ability to identify, understand, communicate and regulate your own emotions, as well as understand others
    • 4. Social health – the ability to create, establish and maintain close relationships with friends and family
  • How does a healthy young adult look? 
  • Having insight as a child and young adult about your strengths and weakness

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