Research-based ideas for parents to connect and support your kids' development

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Your child needs autonomy

Autonomy – the desire to make decisions for oneself – is one of the fundamental human motivations. Do you allow your child enough?

Supporting your child's authenticity

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?

The joy of being present together

Our culture puts most of the focus on do-ing, but be-ing with our kids is essential for their, and our, mental health.

Look for strengths & you will find them

As parents we naturally worry about our kids and problems we see. But focusing on their strengths can be more productive.

Attune deeply to calm with your child

Our bodies react to stress and trauma on a pre-verbal level, influencing heart rate, tensions, digestion, and more. Counteract the stress with deep attunement with your child.

Attune deeply to calm you and your child

Our bodies react to stress and trauma on a pre-verbal level, influencing heart rate, tensions, digestion, and more. Counteract the stress with deep attunement with your child.

Attune deeply to calm you and your child

Our bodies react to stress and trauma on a pre-verbal level, influencing heart rate, tensions, digestion, and more. Counteract the stress with deep attunement with your child.

Meet challenges with a growth mindset

Your Kindergartener has a gradually dawning awareness of how "well" they do things in comparison to others. This is a great time to introduce a growth mindset in your family.

Recovering from failure and disappointment

The bitter feelings that arise from failure and disappointment are some of the most difficult for our children – and all people – to deal with. Help them meet these experiences with a growth mindset.

Recovering from failure and disappointment

The bitter feelings that arise from failure and disappointment are some of the most difficult for our children – and all people – to deal with. Help them meet these experiences with a growth mindset.

Is setting limits "mean"?

Setting limits may seem like a drag, but it is an essential part of parenting. Here are some ways to set limits more effectively.

What's so important about gratitude?

Gratitude has been proven to make people healthier and happier – read on for ways to build this practice with your child.

Focusing on true joy in the holidays

While consumerism often takes center stage at this time, it diminishes joy for children. There are things your kiddo will appreciate much more than toys!

Dealing with your child's fears

Childhood can be a particularly fearful time. Help your child express, manage, and overcome their fears.

Build self-esteem as a learner

In addition to school subjects, your child is also learning about themselves as a learner. Help them develop academic confidence and a growth mentality.

Love on the inside...

Receiving love and affirmation from the outside feels wonderful and is necessary. But it is ultimately even more powerful to develop a loving internal narrative.

The best gift for your child? Empathy.

The most important factor in determining health and happiness over the lifespan is relationships. And what is the one essential quality that binds and holds relationships together? It is empathy.

The risky business of childhood

As parents, it's our job to keep our kiddos safe. But in fact, kids these days are often over-protected from risk… and ironically, too little risk has its own downsides.

Help your child thrive by setting limits

Setting limits can feel confusing (too strict? too lenient?), but it is an essential part of parenting. Here are some ways to set limits more effectively.

Help your child thrive by setting limits

Setting limits may seem like a drag, but it is an essential part of parenting. Here are some ways to set limits more effectively.

Building self-esteem as a learner

In addition to school subjects, your child is also learning about themselves as a learner. Help them develop academic confidence and a growth mentality.

Don't let joy in the holidays get lost

While consumerism often takes center stage at this time, it diminishes joy for children. Focus instead on savoring and connection.

Start your child with confidence in school

As your child embarks on their academic career, it is important to consider not only what they are learning but how they are learning to be a learner.

The FOMO Cure

Having different plans from school friends over the summer may bring up social comparison and feelings of exclusion or envy about others' activities – a.k.a. Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO. If this happens, the best way to help your kiddo navigate feelings of missing out is to help them value their own experiences.

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