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Raising Kids with Big, Baffling Behaviors

Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies That Really Work
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"All behavior makes sense"
'"It most certainly does not!", is probably your first reaction.

Parenting and neuroscience expert Robyn Gobbel is here to reveal how all behavior, no matter how baffling, can be explained and remedied. You just need to look past the behavior and understand what's going on inside.

Robyn decodes the latest brain science into easy-to-understand principles and metaphors to help you become an expert in your child's behavior. She reveals simple ways to help you regulate and connect with your child, with brain-, body- and sensory-based strategies to overcome day-to-day challenges. She also provides you with the knowledge to understand and regulate your own brain so that you don't flip your lid when your child flips theirs.

Let this be your lifeline for parenting or caring for any child with baffling behaviors and hidden challenges, including kids who have experienced adversity, or with additional needs.
  • Published: Sep 21 2023
  • Pages: 272
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781839974281
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Press Reviews

  • Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP, psychotherapist and co-producer of Therapist Uncensored Podcast, a Top 10 Social Science podcast

    Robyn Gobbel is a clinical powerhouse who masterfully eases the reader into science-based strategies that actually work. This book delivers wisdom and grace to parents everywhere.
  • Jackie Flynn, Host of Play Therapy & EMDR with Kids Communities

    A must read for anyone that cares for a struggling child. Robyn brilliantly simplifies the complexities of a kid's developing autonomic nervous system, equipping us with practical knowledge of how to actually help!
  • Mary M. McGowan, Executive Director ATTACh

    Every parent or caregiver should read this book because the author brilliantly takes complex issues and makes them understandable and manageable.
  • Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, Author of Riley the Brave's Adventure series and Light Up the Learning Brain

    This book is a gift for weary parents!! Reading it feels like sharing a cup of coffee with a dear friend who is there to hold your hand on this wild ride of raising kids with big, baffling behaviors. Clear explanations, helpful analogies, and "aha" moments galore await you in these pages, but it doesn't stop there. With deep compassion and well-timed humor, the author shares the science behind behavior and illuminates the path to relational healing. I will be sharing this book far and wide. Highly recommended!
  • Greg Santucci, Occupational Therapist, Executive Director Power Play Pediatric Therapy

    Robyn Gobbel has created an important resource for parents that explains the 'why' behind baffling behaviors and provides practical and science-based solutions to help improve them.
  • Julie Beem, Executive Director, Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.

    Written in a connected, conversational style, Raising Kids with Big Baffling Behaviors explains some very complex neurobiological science that is at the root of understanding kids' behaviors. It's like having Robyn in your living room, co-regulating with you as you parent.
  • Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S

    The author brings a spirit of inclusivity and generosity to an important discussion on the intricacies of parenting through complicated moments and intense seasons. This is an approachable and beautiful gift to parenting literature!
  • Marti Smith, OTR, author of The Connected Therapist: Relating Through the Senses

    A revolutionary book uniting sound neuroscience with easy-to-understand examples and engaging characters. Read this book to truly understand how to help people with vulnerable nervous systems.
  • Bethany Saltman, author of Strange Situation: A Mother's Journey Into the Science of Attachment

    The author's expertise tackles all experiences, even those that are shameful and marginalised in a way that is equally smart and kind. Finally, a book that speaks with love to the parents who need it the most!
  • Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC Author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation

    This book delivers transformative, powerful and easy to implement tools for parents that promote safety, regulation and connection. Masterfully organized with the author's clinical experience and the latest relational neuroscience it is rich, well integrated, and immensely useful.
  • Karen Doyle Buckwalter, LCSW, RPT-S, co-author of Raising the Challenging Child and Attachment Theory in Action podcast host

    This is not your typical parenting book. The author's wit, charm and vulnerability comes across on every page. Although there are plenty of practical tips and strategies, the magic of this book is that it changes you, and when we change, our children change too.
  • Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute and creator of Synergetic Play Therapy

    Weaving together relational neuroscience with practical ideas and application, Robyn has created the ultimate guide for parents who would love to understand and ultimately transform their children's challenging behaviors into safety and connection.
  • Dr Stephen Porges, Professor of Psychiatry and Founding Director, Traumatic Stress Research Consortium

    The simulated parent-therapist format, and creative restructuring of the child and parent perspectives into narratives, garners compassionate understanding from the reader. As a parent, I find the insights and strategies in this book timely and appropriate.
  • Tina Payne Bryson, LCSW, Ph.D., New York Times Bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child & No-Drama Discipline, and author of The Bottom Line for Baby

    A sneak-peek into the intimate conversations between a frustrated parent and a skilled therapist, this book is a fantastic combination of neuroscience and practical strategies. You'll learn how to respond to your child's baffling behaviors in compassionate and effective ways.
  • Stephen J. Terrell, PSYD, International Trainer for Developmental Trauma, Developer of Transforming the Experience-Based Brain and Co-Developer of Somatic Resilience and Regulation

    The author impressively weaves the early effects of trauma into the present day behavior of children. This is a must read for any parent who has ever felt inadequate at parenting their child with baffling behavior.
  • Emily Daniels, Author & Founder of The Regulated Classroom

    I highly recommend this book to anyone living or working with challenging children. Neuroscience demystifies disruptive behavior and decouples it from shame whilst a conversational writing and friendly animal metaphors makes the content readily accessible for stressed parents.
  • Julia M. Reffner, The Library Journal

    Comprehensive and filled with hands-on tips for parents striving to help their children.