Beyond Behaviors: Understanding What Underlies Behavioral Challenges

Dr. Mona Delahooke introduced a new approach to solving children’s behavioral challenges using a developmental and relationship-based approach. She emphasizes understanding and compassion in working with neurodiverse children and teens and offers us a new lens on how children’s brains and bodies make sense of their environment. Watch the discussion below!

Key Takeaways:

  • Caregivers need to experience self-compassion and regulation to be most effective when working with challenging behaviors.
  • Emotional regulation and behavioral control is a process that develops over time.
  • Attuned relationships and an appreciation for each child’s differences are key in helping children and teens learn emotional regulation.

About Mona Delahooke

Mona M. Delahooke, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist with a passion for supporting families and children.  She has worked widely with multi- disciplinary teams in the area of developmental and emotional differences for over 30 years. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation and is a trainer and consultant to schools, public/private agencies and parents.  Her blog and new book, Beyond Behaviors, explores how we can use neuroscience and compassion to better understand and solve children’s behavioral challenges.