Why Does Labeling Feelings Often Backfire?

As caregivers, we are often told that it's a good idea to label feelings. If you have ever tried to label a feeling for your child, but it made them more upset, you're not alone.

What can we do instead to support our children when they struggle with intense emotions? And how can we support emotional literacy in our children when labeling feelings seems to agitate them?

As Dr. Mona says, "When we label an emotion too soon, it's like watering the soil without first planting seeds."

This webinar will help you explore how to sprout those seeds of emotional literacy in a way that's in tune with your child's social and emotional development. Dr. Mona will lay out a new path toward being curious about your child's emotions.

The Brain-Body Parenting Collective isn’t a crowd, it’s a community.

And the only place you can have regular and direct contact with Dr. Mona. She answers questions on the discussion board and meets virtually with the collective at least three times a month.

What Do You Get With Your Membership?

The Brain-Body Collective has tons of exclusive perks that all parents can use anytime, anywhere.
Total Value over $1,350

  • A Monthly Masterclass
    Value: $100

    Join Dr. Mona (and sometimes a guest) on topic areas along the Brain-Body Parenting learning path. Meetings will be recorded if you can’t attend, so you can always watch at your convenience! They will be available in video, audio, and transcripts to fit your unique learning style.

  • Monthly Expert Interview
    Value: $100

    Join us for enlightening conversations with Dr. Mona's internationally known colleagues who are specialists in the Polyvagal theory, neuroscience, education, and parenting.

  • Monthly Q & A
    Value: $250

    Sit back and relax, ask Dr. Mona questions about what’s going on in your parenting or care-giving life. This is like having an expert visit in your back pocket. As your child develops you have an expert to consult at every stage. You can send in questions ahead of time and all sessions will be recorded.

  • Free Access to All the Webinar Recordings
    Value: Over $1,000

    Listen to existing and brand-new recordings anytime from Dr. Mona’s library, and download them to take them on the go.

  • A Monthly Newsletter

    Inspirational thoughts and handy tips to keep your skills at their peak. Also get access to a schedule for the month to learn new skills.

  • Interact and find community, support, and encouragement.
    Value: Priceless

    Support and speak to community members via the platform, and learn more about each parent’s struggles and successes.

Join the Brain-Body Parenting Collective

Watch all of Dr. Mona's Master Classes, and gain access to an entire library of webinars and guest interviews


Mona Delahooke, PhD

Dr. Mona Delahooke is a child psychologist who aims to reduce suffering and increase joy and resilience for children and families. Her paradigm-shifting model offers a new way of understanding emotional and behavioral challenges, incorporating the latest neuroscience and resilience research to support relationships. Dr. Delahooke is challenging the education system to update its practices from focusing on behavior to promoting relational safety.