The pros and cons of praise in parenting
Therapist Julie Wright, MFT talks about praising the process and how over-praising can lead to a fixed mindset
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Julie Wright, MFT
Psychotherapist & Author
Julie Wright, MFT is a marriage and family therapist with an extensive background in infant mental health and early childhood development. She trained at Cedars Sinai Early Childhood Center and co-developed a program for parents and babies from 0-3 at LA Child Guidance Clinic. Julie specializes in mindful parenting, sleep issues and attachment theory. She also works in private practice with infants, children, parents and adults. Julie lives in Los Angeles with her son and often visits family on the east coast.
Julie has written the book, "The Happy Sleeper," Penguin 2014 with her colleague, Heather Turgeon, MFT. The Happy Sleeper gives the topic of baby sleep a fresh perspective. Their approach moves beyond old school ideas like “sleep training”—it’s grounded in research and shaped by new thinking. The Happy Sleeper gives you a clear, easy-to-follow system for transferring the role of independent sleep to your capable child, as they have done for thousands of families in their clinical practice.