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As a parent or caregiver, incorporating interoception activities into your life can have many benefits for both you and your children. Interoception is the ability to sense and understand what is happening inside your body, such as your heart rate, breathing, and other internal sensations. Practicing interoception fosters a deeper sense of self-awareness and emotional regulation, contributing to a healthier and more connected family dynamic.

Many parents (including myself) wish they had known more about interoception when their children were younger. But even knowing about it now, if your kids are older, can offer essential perspective and help you to be more affirming of their inner experience. I still make tons of mistakes with my own kids! But interoception science has given me important concepts to consider with them.