Kids’ mental health is suffering, and parents are stressed. Social change, technology, economic challenges, and fragmented communities are some of the challenges.
The good news is that a connected empathic relationship with you, is a ‘super-protector’ against all the many challenges kids will face.
Most of us weren’t taught the techniques of connected & empowering parenting, either explicitly or by example.
It just takes a some guidance, an open heart and mind, and some practice. And the best thing? it feels amazing for parents too!
On every topic, we share findings from the latest science (KNOW), describe what may be going on developmentally for your child and how you can connect (CONNECT), and give tips to empower their growth (EMPOWER). Then we encourage you to check in with you (SELF-CARE) – because parenting is a two-way relationship.
Postcards for Parents was born on the playground in Portland, Maine, during conversations after school between Kate Howe, Dr. Liz Knake, and the 'mom crew' (shout out to Leska and Allison!).
"Water water everywhere, and not a drop to drink."
It stemmed from the frustration that, despite the ocean of parenting info out there, none of it was presented in a 'drinkable' way. Most parenting books and resources are aimed at solving problems, rather than the ongoing practice of creating great relationships with our kids.
Our aim is to support parents at a manageable pace with the right info at the right time… to increase family joy and child wellness, and help avoid problems in the first place! We have personally experienced that the benefits for the whole family are priceless.