A Guide to Building Relationships with Our Teens
When our children are young, they do most of the bidding for connection. As they grow older and there is more peer influence, we often find roles reversed. Here are 6 ways to decode your teen's bids for connection and tools to extend your own for a h...
Is My Child Too Old To Use A Calming Space?
How do you use a Calming Space with kids beyond the toddler stage? Here are 5 tips.
Raising Teens: They're Still Under Construction
“Just wait until the teen years,” they’d say. Now I am here, and I get what they were referring to. Teens' fluctuating moods can be hard to deal with, but it's not our fault. Blame it on the brain.
Collecting Moments Watching Our Toddlers Grow Into Teens
One mama urges, "Bring awareness to your moments. Collect them even though most of them will eventually fade away and be forgotten, because each one leaves its mark. And even when the mind can no longer recall it, it doesn’t ma...
Your Words Affect Your Child’s Brain
Are we collectively destroying the potential of a generation with our mouths?
As parents, we hold many of the keys to our children’s futu...
Rewriting the Narrative On Terrible Twos and Tyrannical Threes
The majority of the “problem behavior” that we see in children is because we are looking through a distorted lens. Tantrums are a developmentally normal emotional release when the child’s brain feels flooded with big feelings. Punishing a tantrum can...
Why Does My Teen Do That?!
The teenage years are a critical time period for brain growth. The physiological changes that take place in adolescence cause behaviors that are often misunderstood. We explain them here.
Helping Teens Cope with Holiday Stress
As our children grow up and the pure wonder and excitement of the holidays wane, adolescents often experience an uptick in stress and anxiety during the holiday season. What can parents do?
Staying Mindful During Teen Tantrums
Like young children, teens thrive off feeling safe and connected. Here is how you can navigate a teen tantrum.