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

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Gratitude

Gratitude has been proven to make people healthier and happier... and even live longer.

Cognitive Reframes

In calm moments when your child's whole brain is working together, it is often helpful to revisit troubling issues, to questions assumptions, reframe thought patterns, and problem-solve.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness has many proven benefits for children (and all people). Here are some ways to help your child slow down and practice focusing on the present moment.

Creative Making

Creative making is a gateway to many positive emotions, including flow, authorship, and connection to something bigger.

High Expectations

The combination of a warm, attuned emotional relationship with high expectations based on your values is a magic combination for youth achievement.

Storytelling

Humans make meaning through telling stories, and you can help your kids craft constructive narratives.

Setting Limits

Limits are one of the most essential and misunderstood parts of parenting. Limits are good for kids and build emotional intelligence, if you set them with love and compassion.

Routines

Routines help us feel safe and in control. They reduce the mental load of regular tasks, and keep everything from being a negotiation with our kids.

Support Autonomy

People, even little ones, have an innate desire to feel control over them selves and their environments. At every age, there are appropriate things over which you can give them control.

Celebrate Wins

Our focus is a powerful tool. Not only does what we focus on become our experience, it also creates more of that thing. So it's worth focusing on the good things!

Growth Mindset

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point." - Carol Dweck

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