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.
Inside: Imagine having fewer power-struggles with your child, what is the secret? Positive Discipline. Instead of micromanaging or controlling, positive discipline focuses on the parent-child connection. Positive discipline separates feelings…
Inside: An introduction to emotion-coaching for parents. Our words can hurt or heal when our kids are upset. These 10 soul-building phrases will guide your child through their big emotions.…
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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Stay At Home Resources
Staying apart, but together. Our hearts go out to all affected by the corona virus Here are some resources to help with parent’s stress and children’s anxiety. Play is a wonderful way for children to process and destress, so I have included some resources to help spark your child’s imagination.
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