Emily Edlynn: Autonomy-Supportive Parenting

Season #1

Most parents want their kids to become self-sufficient, independent, and confident. But how to do that in a world where you’re competing with time and technology? Many of us can fall into controlling parenting tendencies as a function of limited time, which can inadvertently stunt our childrens’ self-sufficiency as well as contribute heavily to parental burnout. 

In our show today, we explore many aspects of autonomy supportive parenting including how it is supported by long-term outcome data, and can help to foster autonomy and shared decision-making, how it differs from other parenting styles, as well as the consequences of “overparenting,” and much more in our conversation with clinical psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Emily Edlynn. 

Dr. Edlynn’s new book, Autonomy-Supportive Parenting: Reduce Parental Burnout and Raise Competent, Confident Children,” delves deep into the science of parenting and provides practical tools to try. She writes the regular parenting advice column, Ask Your Mom, for, has written for national outlets such as Washington Post, Scary Mommy, and Motherly, and has been featured as an expert across parenting articles in outlets such as the New York Times, CNN, and BBC. We learned so much from Emily and loved our chat–and hope you do too! 

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