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API Live with Lu Hanessian

Listen in as API Co-Founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker talk with Lu Hanessian about using our mistakes, conflicts and fears to raise our kids. - Click here to listen now free of charge

* Are you enjoying the ride with your children…or feeling burdened by vicious circles, self-doubt and guilt?

* Do you feel regretful of your reactions and exasperated by the dynamics with your child?

* Do you wonder if you’re messing up with your kids?

On this call, API founders Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson talk with Lu about how:

* our “flaws” are actually pathways to raising resilient, secure, connected kids

* without an awareness of how our story drives our fears, our kids re-enact it

* without self-understanding and empathy, parents then tend to manage rather than engage, control rather than connect, in a chronic practice of “defensive parenting”

* we can turn our old wounds to new wisdom and teach our children resilience

* we can use the gift of our anger, fear, doubt, chaos, anxiety, struggles, and conflicts to “heal” our inner conflicts both in brains, minds and relationships

* understanding the brain science of attachment can give us our roadmap for reconnection even if we came from a painful past with insecure attachments

* we can create or “earn” a secure attachment so we can offer this to our kids

About Lu Hanessian

Lu is an award-winning journalist, author of acclaimed book Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood (2004), Joyride (2010), and Thrive: How the New Brain Science Can Help Us Raise Whole-Minded, Whole-Hearted Kids Who Thrive (2011). Lu is former NBC anchor/host and Discovery Health Channel host of “Make Room for Baby,” parent educator and sought-after speaker. For five years, she hosted The Science Show, syndicated in 110 countries.

Lu is the founder and director of a unique online ‘parent growth’ series of educational webinars called Parent2ParentU featuring cutting-edge science, interviews, insights and real-life videos for the 21st century parent.

In Spring 2009, Lu founded and launched WYSH Wear Your Spirit for Humanity. a socially conscious brand of inspirational t’s and products that promote authenticity, empathy and connection.

She is currently working toward completing her certification in the Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) Integrative Program with Dr. Daniel Siegel (Mindsight Institute), and is excited about the profound and far-reaching applications of IPNB to parenting and education in the 21st century.

Her articles have been published in The New York Times, Mothering, and Fit Pregnancy, and she has been interviewed on NPR, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, The View and The Today Show.

She is the grateful mother of two boys, ages 8 and 11 at the time of this recording.