It can also be the most frustrating, humbling, and terrifying journey. Most of us make it up on the fly. Often we do what our parents did – or the opposite – and only do research when an issue arises. The problem with this is that daily opportunities for better connection, communication, and emotional support often pass us by.
Is this behavior from my child normal?
What can I do to support their learning and development better?
Am I passing along dysfunctional behavior to my child?
How can we have more fun together?
Postcards for Parents aims to help with these questions and more, in real time, with science-based best practices.
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.