We don’t come from one research discipline or one school of thought about parenting. We gather and synthesize research from all the leading sources, including Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Parenting, Child-centered Play Therapy, and brain research. We apply the right insight to the right issue, and help explain how they all fit together.
A lot of parenting info focuses on specific age-groups. But development is a cumulative process, and the relationship you’re building with your child needs to grow on the same principles from early childhood to high school graduation and beyond. We send you info and ideas tailored to your child's current age, and will keep up with them as they grow.
Parenting theories all make sense when you read them in a book. (If you read the book, because, really, what parent has time for that.) But applying them to real life, in the heat of the moment, never seems to work out the same. The Postcards give you bite-sized, practical ways to implement theories, in real-time as situations come up.
Learn and reinforce key skills that have been shown to make the most difference in family functioning and long-term outcomes for children. Your love and attention are the most important resources for your child, but there are a set of less obvious skills that weren't taught to most of us. Learn these powerful skills via short, impactful interactive modules with live coaches.
In parenting, it takes a village. Abandon the idea of independence, and embrace a model of interdependence – it turns out this is better for our kids anyway.Elementary Emotional Dev't
Stress occurs in all sorts of ways throughout our lives, and helping you child learn to successfully navigate stress is key to feeling good and accomplishing what they want in the world.Elementary Emotional Dev't
Despite our best intentions and visions of the parents we want to be, we all sometimes get triggered when parenting. And yet, it is worth learning to 'self-regulate,' both for your child's sake and your own.Elementary Parent Self-care
Digital technology has many benefits, as well as many potential negative effects for children's well-being. Engage your child in proactively managing screens.Elementary Cognitive Dev't
Your child will learn best if you partner with their teacher to reinforce their learning at home. Read on for strategies.Elementary Cognitive Dev't
Parenting is a marathon under the best of circumstances, but the past five months have been and ultra mega endurance challenge. And guess what - you're still here! Take a moment to rest and give yourself credit.Elementary Parent Self-care
As a parent it's natural to want to shield your child from all the sad and painful realities of the world. But ultimately it's best to make space for difficult conversations with your child.Elementary Social Dev't
Being authentic – acting in accordance with your own thoughts, emotions, and values – has many proven benefits for well-being. How do we support our kids in knowing and showing their authenticity?Elementary Emotional Dev't
Rituals can be a way to mark the passage of time and set intentions together as a family. The fun part? You can make up rituals to suit yourselves!Elementary Social Dev't