Raising LGBTQ+ Allies

A great place to begin raising LGBTQ+ allies is talking about families.  Families can look like a different number of parents, grandparents raising kids, two moms or two dads, or any number of other situations. If your child comes to you with a question, you can answer with a question to figure out what they areContinue reading “Raising LGBTQ+ Allies”

Parenting Through Distress (COVID-19)

In times of distress, it’s our job as parents to support ourselves because our children take their cues from us. Fear is deeply contagious. Our feelings are messengers and we can listen to them and change the narrative. Fear and stress are telling us we need to do something in this moment to recenter orContinue reading “Parenting Through Distress (COVID-19)”

12 Common Developmental Themes

Crying and the need to be close to a parent are a young child’s most basic communication tools. Children develop a healthy sense of competence and self-esteem when a parent responds to a child’s distress by offering comfort. Young children have a strong desire to please their parents, although parents are often unaware of it.Continue reading “12 Common Developmental Themes”