Featured image: Dr. Lisa Durette holding our newborn son, Sebastian.
The past year has been an incredibly challenging time for us — and likely for you as well. Being first-time parents is difficult enough. Throw in a global pandemic, and the difficulty level ratchets up quite a bit.
One thing that helped us get through with our sanity intact was family. Even though we couldn’t be together, we could regularly communicate using online video tools like FaceTime and Zoom.
We’re incredibly fortunate to also have a nationally renown, triple board certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in the family: Dr. Lisa Durette, sister of The Tyrant. Not only did Lisa fly in from Las Vegas to help deliver our son Sebastian, she also provided invaluable support and parenting insights throughout his first year and beyond via our regular Zoom conversations.
Days before Sebastian was born, the three of us discussed how neat it would be to let other new/expectant parents tune in on our baby brain question & answer sessions with “Dr. Aunt Lisa” as we jokingly call her. Thus, a new idea was brought to life…
Developing Mighty Minds is born
Developing Mighty Minds™ is a new resource for parents interested in understanding more about what’s happening in their and their baby’s brains throughout the journey of parenthood. As Lisa says, “It’s also a valuable resource for clinicians and students working with youth and families – it provides a window into normal and early childhood development by watching the evolution of a single child.”
Why is my baby doing this? Is it normal? Is what I’m feeling normal? What age-appropriate things should I be doing to help my baby develop their mighty mind?
In each video/article, Dr, Lisa Durette and parents Aaron and Susan von Frank will discuss the mental development of their growing baby — and yours!
We invite you to come along on the journey to learn more about what’s happening inside your baby’s Mighty Mind. You’ll also get to learn parenting methods and techniques to help you fully develop your baby’s Mighty Mind using evidence-based information from one of the nation’s top child and adolescent psychiatrists, Dr. Lisa Durette.
Ready to get started? Subscribe to our Parenting section (below) to get the latest Developing Mighty Minds’ episodes as they come out and jump into our Week 1 Developing Mighty Minds episode (w/ video discussion & article).