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Parenting is Hard

Parenting is hard by Dr. Munn Saechao, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color

Parenting is hard, probably one of the hardest things in life if not the most challenging thing. However it’s also incredibly rewarding and one of the best gifts in life (children) if not the best gift. Instead of being self-critical at your parenting abilities, because we are often our harshest critics, be kind to yourself and appreciate the gift and blessing you are to your children.

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Healthy Self-Esteem Development in Children and Adolescents

Healthy self-esteem development in children and adolescents by Dr. Munn Saechao, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color

Dear parents, no matter how much your child or teen is interested in their peers, they still need your unconditional attention and the experience of being heard by you. Taking the time to check in with them in spite your hectic schedule, listen and reflect back without judgment, allows your child to feel validated and therefore seen and understood by you. Children need this in order to develop a healthy self esteem. Take a moment in your day to be intentional, listen attentively, and reflect back what you heard. You’ll be amazed at how this nurtures a healthy bond and healthy self-esteem development overtime.

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Self-Esteem Development in Children and Adolescents

Self-esteem development in children and adolescents by Dr. Munn Saechao, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color

For kids, their sense of self esteem and worth relies so heavily on their relationship to their parents. Did you know you have incredible influence over shaping your child’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and therefore sense of self? Continue to speak words of affirmation to your child and give them the felt experience of being loved. They can’t get enough!!

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How I think about self-care as a psychotherapist.

How I think about self-care as a psychotherapist by Dr. Munn Saechao, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color In order for me to be effective as a child, adolescent, and family psychotherapist, I have to prioritize taking care of myself. One of my favorite self-care activities is running. In fact, running is so much … Read More How I think about self-care as a psychotherapist.

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The Demands of Modern Parenting

The demands of modern parenting by Dr. Munn Saechao, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color

The demands of modern parenting are vast and great. Attending to one task is nearly impossible. When one has to work, take care of the home, and raise children, caring for oneself such as getting 7 hours of sleep seem nearly impossible.

While the demands of motherhood and womanhood are great, this is more of a reason be intentional about making time in your day to check in with your children about their feelings. You may not be able to devote an hour a day to attentively listen to them, however making it a point to listen carefully with curiosity and undivided attention even if it’s for several minutes will cultivate the felt experience of feeling validated and valued.

I encourage you today to be intentional, check in with your child, and listen attentively to them. Create an experience that cultivates strength and resiliency.

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Introduction

Introduction by Dr. Munn, child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and online psychotherapist for professional women of color.

I’m Dr. Munn, a psychotherapist who very much enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD and high functioning autism. I provide online counseling to California residents and offer in person sessions in Mountain View, CA.  I feel so fortunate because I get to do what I love, which is to connect and help individuals and families to strengthen, heal, and transform.

Outside of my profession I love to run, hike, be outdoors, listen to podcasts and audiobooks, cook, especially for others, and spend quality time with family and friends. Thanks in advance for reading my short bio!

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Self-care: what is it and why should we care?

Self-care: what is it and why should we care? by Dr. Munn, child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and online psychotherapist for professional women of color

Self-care is about taking care of yourself by attending to your needs in order to be your best for yourself, your children and those who need you.

Sometimes when I have a rough day all I want is ice cream but then my mind tells me I don’t deserve it or need it because it’s not healthy or good for me. I’ve learned to tell myself that there isn’t anything wrong with having an occasional ice cream, if it’s what I want and need, it’s completely okay. These thoughts about what I deserve and don’t deserve, should and shouldn’t do, are automatic, and I have to actively challenge it with affirming and nurturing words.

All of us have internalized messages about what we should and shouldn’t do, who we should and shouldn’t be, which may or may not be healthy for us and in line with who we are or want to be.

We can also often be quite avoidant or neglectful of our bodies’ needs. Today I urge you to tune into your body, affirm it, and give it what it needs. Self-care is about helping you to be your best in all areas of your life.

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The Modern Woman

The Modern Woman by Dr. Munn Saechao, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Child & Adolescent Psychologist & Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA; Online Parent Coach & Life Coach.

I’m always on the go, from one thing to the next. Yesterday I misplaced really important documents; over the weekend I lost my really cool sun glasses.

When I start losing things this is an indicator that I’m overwhelmed and need to slow down. It’s hard to slow down when there are many demands and expectations. The challenge is, I live in a culture that rewards overwork and consumption and it can be difficult to slow down.

Moreover, I live in a culture that expects modern women and mothers to work a first shift and go home to a second shift, all while maintaining poise, good looks, and a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Based on these cultural notions and unrealistic expectations about womanhood and motherhood, it seems that the modern woman is set up to fail if she strives to meet these modern standards and expectations.

High achieving women and mothers, my encouragement to you is to slow down; take a moment to reflect on where these messages about motherhood and womanhood emerge from, and what it means to you. And of utmost importance, be kind to yourself when you don’t meet these societal standards and expectations about motherhood and womanhood, you’re human.

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The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents

The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi parents, today I want to talk about the value of affirming your child. In a previous video I talked about negativity bias, which is the notion that we as human beings automatically and unconsciously bias negative experiences … Read More The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents

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How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, II

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, II by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA

Today I want to talk about how to increase compliance in children. I did talk about this previously but I would like to go deeper on this topic. I have found in my work as a child therapist that the way to do this is by attuning to the emotional needs of the child. So let me explain. Let’s say you have an infant. When infants are hungry and need a diaper change, they cry. This is their mode of communication. This is their way of expressing to their parents that they have a need. And when that need is met appropriately they are regulated. They are calm. In the same way, children and adolescents are also like this. When children and adolescents act out it’s because they are communicating an emotional need. Then the question is, what is that emotional need? When we are able to respond to the emotional needs of our children they are much more regulated. At the point they are much more calm; they feel safe; they feel seen, validated, and heard by you as the parent. And they are much more connected to you at that point. That way in the future when you ask your child to have a seat they’re quicker to respond to you because of the connection they have with you. They know that you understand them. They know that you will meet their emotional need. They know that they are safe with you. Therefore, the emotional connection to you is significantly stronger. Anyhow, that’s it for today.

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How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi there, I’m Dr. Munn. I’m going to share one tip on how to increase compliance in your child. This technique is not a one size fit all formula because every child and parent has unique … Read More How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I

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Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Children and Adolescents

Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA

Hi parents, this is Dr. Munn. I want to talk about what healthy boundaries are and why they’re important. Healthy boundaries are parameters and structures that are set in place to allow for your children to feel a sense of internal safety. Let’s say you tell your children you’re going to be home at 6pm. It’s important that you follow through, and if you can’t, it’s important that you communicate this and allow your children to express any feelings they might have about your inability to follow through. So why is this important? Follow through allows your children to feel that you’re reliable, and reliability establishes a sense of internal trust in you as the parent to care for their basic needs. It cultivates a sense of internal safety, which is necessary for healthy development. That’s it for today.

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