Kids Complaining & How to Help Them Feel Seen

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June 14th, 2021

By: Tina Bryson, PhD

Is your kid complaining more than usual right now? Dr. Tina Bryson encourages parents to remember that it may feel like complaining, but it is them sharing their internal feelings! Watch this video to learn new strategies for responding to your child’s complaining in a way that makes them feel seen.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline—each of which has been translated into over forty languages, as well as The Yes Brain and two upcoming titles, The Power of Showing Up and Bottom Line for Baby. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she frequently consults with schools, businesses, and other organizations. An LCSW, Tina is a graduate of Baylor University with a Ph.D. from USC. The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she’s a mom to her three boys. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at