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 is founded by Kate Howe and Dr. Liz Knake. Liz is a psychologist focusing on child and family issues, and former teacher. Kate is a designer and social entrepreneur. Liz and Kate met on the playground in Portland, Maine.
We know there are lots of parenting books and other resources out there, but have found that most of them are aimed at solving particular problems, rather than the ongoing practice of creating great relationships with our kids. Our aim is to support parents over time, with weekly information on development and research-based ideas about how support and connect with your kids.
We have personally experienced that the benefits for the whole family are priceless!