Empowered to Connect Podcast
Empowered to Connect Podcast
The Brain, Body and Behavior Connection with Amanda Purvis

Have you ever experienced behavior from your child that doesn’t make any sense? Yeah, neither have we…but for everyone ELSE out there who has experienced perplexing behavior or tried to figure out why the same ‘willfully disobedient’ actions keep on happening – this episode is for you. 

An immense amount of research has been published showing the connection between the body, the brain and behavior. Luckily for us, we’ve got Amanda Purvis from TCU’s Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) here to explain those connections and to help us explore what could actually be happening in situations where kids seem bent on disobedience. Amanda walks us through some very practical ways to see the connections between nutrition, hydration and our other senses and behaviors. We explore what it means to have a sensory profile and what that could mean for interactions between you and your kiddo. 

For more on the brain, body and behavior connection and to read about hundreds of practical tips on a complete sensory diet for your kids, check out the book Amanda recommended in the interview: The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

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