Parenting with Control or Autonomy with Emily Edlynn

This week we delve into the transformative world of autonomy-supportive parenting with Emily Edlynn, PhD, author of Autonomy-Supportive Parenting: Reduce Parental Burnout and Raise Competent, Confident Children. Drawing from decades of psychological research, Emily explores how to shift from intensive, controlling parenting to empowering our children’s independence and confidence. Join us as we discuss a few real-life parenting dilemmas and explore insights into the importance of fostering autonomy.

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Emily Edlynn, PhD completed her doctoral degree at Loyola University Chicago, specializing in clinical psychology for children and adolescents. Emily worked in academic medicine at two large, urban children’s hospitals where she served as the clinical director for two pediatric programs. Emily shifted to private practice and freelance writing about parenting in 2017, including starting a parenting blog focused on science-based guidance. She writes an advice column for Parents.com and has been featured in several national media outlets as a parenting expert. Emily lives in Oak Park, Illinois outside of Chicago with her husband, three children, ages 13, 11, and 8, and two rescue dogs. She works in a small private practice with children, teenagers, and adults, specializing in health psychology.

Learn more at emilyedlynnphd.com.



Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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