Slow Processing in Slow Parenting, Natural Pregnancy in the First Trimester, Marissa Ahern (#24)

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What We Listened to

The Slow Parenting movement has rapidly gained popularity in recent years. Danielle Sullivan talked about slow processing and trying slow parenting on her Neurodiverging podcast.

Her family struggles with intermittent slow processing speed. She tried different kinds of parenting styles and she found slow parenting, the parenting approach that supports slower processing speeds.


“The idea with slow parenting is to try to create more space and more time in the day for your child to process the world at their own pace, and to decrease the number of other things they have to do that will take away from their focus on processing. We just talked about how many of our children are overwhelmed, without enough time or space to think. Slow parenting creates this time and space for them.”

(Listen here)

This Week’s Article

12 Ways to Kick Off Your Natural Pregnancy in the First Trimester
As humans, when we find out that we are going to be parents, we sometimes tend to want to hoard all the information we can get our hands on. This is especially true for first-time parents, who are diving into a whole new world headfirst, but it is also true of parents who have other children. You’d be surprised how new everything can feel when there has been a few years in between. Read more.

Helper of the Week

Marissa Ahern, LMSW, is an EMDR-trained therapist who works alongside individuals as they integrate trauma into their life’s narrative, cope with anxiety and navigate relationships. Specialize in working with people who struggle with anxiety, have survived a traumatic experience and/or have difficulty navigating relationships.

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