What Your Kids Need Most

Brought to you by CHYP’s Parenting Blog

September 13th, 2021

By: Tina Bryson, PhD

This short video with Dr. Tina Bryson explores what your kids need most when facing stress (both “toxic” and “tolerable”), including how you can best navigate it for yourself and your child. The power of your parent-child relationship doesn’t come from being “perfect” – it comes from being present and showing up.


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 TinaBryson.com.