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Guest: Dr. Cindy Hovington, Ph.D.


Everything you need to know about your child’s temperament!  Concetta Ferretti brings a unique perspective to parenting and child development. As we delve into the complexities of temperament, Concetta brilliantly dissects its genetic and environmental influences, and its transformative relationship with personality.

As parents, it’s crucial to understand how temperament impacts a child’s sensitivity and overall growth. Concetta sheds light on why children with more challenging temperaments may be more susceptible to negative environments, and how they can truly flourish under positive parenting. With an exploration of the science of high brain plasticity, she reveals its evolutionary implications, its potential as both a strength and vulnerability, and the pivotal role parents play in shaping their child’s brain development.

This enlightening chat is a goldmine for parents grappling with the challenges of raising a highly sensitive child. The conversation traverses societal pressures to conform, the importance of acknowledging our children’s inherent sensitivities, and valuable strategies to transition from survival mode to a thriving environment. Concetta also discusses the power of repair in relationships, offering hope that our mistakes don’t define us, and reminding us that our actions shape our identities. So, tune in for a conversation that leaves you better equipped, inspired, and empowered to embrace the parenting journey.

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