Author: Nanika Coor, Psy. D.

Dr. Nanika Coor is a New York-based clinical psychologist and respectful parenting therapist. She helps overwhelmed parents hear a kinder inner voice and experience more mutually-respectful interactions with their children. Find out more about her work at www.brooklynparenttherapy.com. Got a question that you'd like Dr. Coor to answer on Project Parenthood? Leave her a message at (646) 926-3243 or send an email to parenthood@quickanddirtytips.com


Hi parents! Today we’re talking about setting the stage for your child’s early understanding of body autonomy and consent during the infancy and toddler years. As babies become toddlers and begin to experiment with the limits of their power and autonomy, they may protest being touched or handled – and your response to these common conflicts matters. If a child knows their “no” will be respected, they begin to understand it as wrong if it is not respected, and that people can and should assert their boundaries when they don’t like what’s happening to them. If the people a child…

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Today we’re talking about the origins of your child’s self-worth, and the everyday ways you can make a regular practice of showing your child how important they are to you. Just because you experience love for your child – it doesn’t mean that your child feels loved. So it’s important that you show your child that you love them, because they see and experience themselves through your eyes. Radical acceptance of your child means that you are responsive to the child you have – with all of their unique strengths and weaknesses – and to the hand you’ve been dealt.…

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Did you know that during high-stress interactions with your child, your breathing pattern, your facial expressions, your voice, and your body influences your child’s physiological state and their sense of well being? That’s right, our emotions, behaviors, and the words we choose play a critical role in the level of fear, frustration, and stress that lie at the root of our kids’ challenging behaviors. When we tune into our own physiological state, we can start to consciously de-escalate conflicts and increase connection. It’s common for parents to focus on eliminating challenging behaviors without considering their underlying cause. Child development expert Dr.…

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Welcome to the Project Parenthood podcast! I’m Dr. Nanika Coor, a clinical psychologist and respectful parenting therapist. This podcast is for parents who want to experience more peace, connection, ease, flexibility, and fun with their kids, and have less conflict and struggle in their relationships with their children – no matter how old they are. While my expertise is in child psychology, one of the main aspects of helping parents nurture their children is providing care and encouragement to the parents themselves as they grow into the kind of parent they really want to be. A parent who feels emotionally…

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Hi parents! I’m so excited to welcome you to the first episode of the Project Parenthood podcast. I’m Dr. Nanika Coor, a clinical psychologist and respectful parenting therapist. This podcast is for parents wanting to experience more peace, flexibility, ease and fun with their kids, with less conflict and struggle in their relationships with their children – no matter how old they are. I have over a decade of experience helping families improve their connection and communication. Every week on the Project Parenthood show, I’ll share insights about raising kids I learned in clinical settings, in my private practice, and…

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