“Consistent, unconditional love gives our children the emotional resilience to succeed in all areas of life."


I am delighted to welcome you to the Learn & Grow with Dr. Joanette blog.

This is a place where we can meet and connect over a cup of tea to share inspiration and ideas about today’s parenting needs. As an ER physician, I have helped thousands of parents navigate their way through some of the most challenging forms of trauma and emotional crises. As a mom and a grandmother, I have found that fostering a safe, consistent and unconditional space with our children contributes to their connecting with and regulating their emotions.

Here you will discover tools to help you learn how to understand your child’s emotional and social development. Let’s learn and grow together as we explore the many facets and possibilities available to us in Emotional Social Parenting (ESP).


Enjoy Living In Joy

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to

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The Cure for Toxic Positivity

What is the Definition of Toxic Positivity? The other day, I heard someone use “toxic positivity” when discussing the connection between our emotions and behaviors.

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Giggles in My Heart

The other day I was on the phone talking with my daughter when I heard one of the grandkids screaming in the background. He sounded

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You Inspire Me

Hi, I’m Dr. Joanette, MD, a Grandma, a Mom, and an ER Doctor. I am writing this to you because you inspired me to share

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