Trust that your child will do the right thing

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Trust that your child will do the right thing

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Trusting children, it's so funny. There is this general perception, in society, that left to their own devices, children will run wild. They will lie, cheat, steal, and eat nothing but refined sugars. It's just not true. It's just not true. Children are just shorter people who, just like the rest of us, want to be loved, want to be respected, want to participate, want to cooperate, and want to be valued. They don't have bad intentions out of no where. So the answer to, how do I trust my child, is simple. You just do. You decide right now. Trust your child's instincts. Trust your child's motivations. Know that they are good and intend to be that way.

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Gila Brown, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/ Parenting Expert

A middle school teacher turned child development specialist, Gila Brown, MA, MA, is the creator of Harmony Rules: How to Parent Confidently and Raise Super Kids.  With over 15 years of experience working with kids of all ages, Gila has helped countless parents transform life at home, enjoying a greater sense of peace and more rewarding relationships with their kids. Known for her fluency in ‘kid-speak’, Gila helps parents who are facing regular power struggles by giving them tools and strategies to respond with positive discipline and effective communication.

After receiving her BA from USC, Gila began her career in museum education and family programming.  She went on to receive her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College, along with a teaching credential. After years of classroom teaching, Gila shifted gears deciding that she could best help kids by helping their parents. As a child development specialist, Gila earned an MA in clinical psychology from Antioch University. Her expertise and background in both education and psychology give her a unique perspective on child behavior and the family system.

Gila is in private practice in Beverly Hills where she works with individual adults and parents.  She also specializes in working with families coping with divorce. Gila teaches parenting workshops through numerous schools and parenting organizations.

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