Want To Be A Better Parent?

From a young age, I had always thought about being a parent. It is a period in my life I was and continue looking forward to and maybe you can relate. Perhaps you grew up in a loving family in which you felt included and supported or maybe, it was the opposite. In either case,... Continue Reading →

5 Ways To Fill A Child’s Love Tank

Every parent wants their children to feel loved and appreciated. One of the best ways to do this is to fill up their love tank. Filling up your children's love tank means showing them that you care about them and value them as individuals. This can be done in a variety of ways, from spending... Continue Reading →

4 Strategies for Self-Advocacy

I have an 18-year-old son who is a senior in high school. We spend a lot of time talking about the future. Each day he gets further into his senior year, he gets more excited about the possibility of moving out of mom and dad’s house and into the world of independence. He can hardly... Continue Reading →

Stand Up For Yourself

Teaching our children to stand up for themselves can be difficult. As parents, we want to protect our kids and shield them from hurt and harm. However, learning resiliency and self-advocacy is a skill they will take into adulthood. We will not always be with them to protect them, and giving them skills to employ... Continue Reading →

How To Talk About Racism with Your Kids

Racism towards people of color is, unfortunately, something we are all aware of. Children are now growing up constantly connected to news and technology, which means they are aware of  the violence of racism. If you have a child of color, they have likely experienced at least some form of racist act, slur, or microaggression.... Continue Reading →

Encouragement Can Go a Long Way

If you are a parent, you have probably experienced at least a few moments of disruptive behavior from your child. While this is to be expected as children grow up and gain independence, it can be extremely stressful and, at times, overwhelming. Thankfully, there are some skills parents can learn not only to help decrease... Continue Reading →

Secure Attachment

Being a parent comes with a vast array of challenges, some universal and some unique. Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of being a parent is seeing your child hurt. No matter how large or small, it can be heartbreaking to witness your child in pain. Still, as a parent you have the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Two Homes

Christmas is about family time, which means it is normal for you to want to spend it with your child. However, when there has been a divorce/ separation it becomes difficult to enjoy this time of the year. You and your ex will want to spend this special time with your child, so who gets... Continue Reading →

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