Tamara Soles, PhD
The Secure Child Center for Families and Children
Dr. Tamara Soles is a psychologist, parent coach, and founder of The Secure Child Center for Families and Children. She’s a mom to twins who present everyday opportunities to live what she’s practiced with families for over 15 years – that harnessing the power of connection helps children thrive! Dr. Tamara obtained her doctoral degree in applied child and school psychology at McGill University. She has served as a lecturer at McGill University and was a supervising psychologist in the Early Childhood Mental Clinic at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Tamara championed early parent-child relationships as the clinical director of Project ABC, an infant and early childhood mental health system of care funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. You can keep up with Dr. Tamara on her podcast, This Hour has 50 minutes, and follow her on Instagram at @drtamarasoles.
Resources featuring Tamara Soles, PhD
Mental health clinicians are often tasked with supporting children with anxiety. With a precarious return to the classroom during a pandemic, this situation is as complicated as it is unique.
As children return to the structure of classrooms and old routines, some may be experiencing re-entry anxiety. This anxiety reflects an understandable uneasiness about letting go of some of the practices and behaviors that kept us safer during COVID-19.
As a child psychologist and parent coach, I love activities that are fun, engaging, and provide opportunities for families to connect. One of my favorite activities to do with my children is to read together.
As children return to the classroom, some may face re-entry anxiety. This anxiety reflects an understandable uneasiness about letting go of some of the practices and behaviors that kept us safer during COVID-19.
Natural v. Logical Consequences: Helping Families Understand Why Punishment Doesn’t Work and What to Do Instead
“Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions, not retribution.” - L. R. Knost