Raise Children with Big Hearts and Strong Minds
When your child is born the nerve connection between their heart and their mind isn’t fully formed. As your child begins to experience emotions and stress, those nerves strengthen. As parents, we are part of that experience. Our task as parents is to nurture that inner world — their emotional intelligence, self-regulation, compassion, and growth mindset, their hearts and minds. Give your children strong roots so that they will thrive.
Parenting Grounded in Science and Love
As a child psychologist and mother, I have found that nothing replaces your best instincts as a parent and yet, sometimes our instincts fail us — because parenting is hard. That’s when we can turn to research-backed strategies as the tools to have in our back pocket for the moments when we need something a little more to guide our kids or help them develop life-skills so they will thrive.
Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First
Learn how to mindfully PAUSE so you can respond instead of reacting to your child.
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Help Kids De-stress
Our kids are living through a time in history that will shape them. We want to help them develop life skills to manage stress, to become resilient, to overcome, to be kind in a sometimes cruel world. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails. -Bertha Calloway
Here are some resources to help build up your child’s inner strengths: emotion-regulation, mindfulness, self-energy.
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