Common Parenting Concerns

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 are…

Handling a Public Meltdown

Often, the attitude toward children in public is that they should be seen and not heard, that the parent should be in control of their child’s behavior.  This causes us to feel like people are judging us as bad parents, if we were good parents our children wouldn’t act this way.  We need to remember that…

Parenting Alignment

We are all hardwired to repeat what we saw at home. So know that we are all doing the best we can with the information we have. We all have a story from our childhood, and it’s hard to change a lifetime of patterning, it takes lots of practice. Here are some tips for when…

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 or…

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.Separation anxiety…

Biting

Biting is common for toddlers and is not a reflection of you as a parent. My daughter is more likely to bite when she’s hungry; having crunchy and spicy snacks throughout the day helps meet her oral stimulation need. Biting is common but decreases or stops by 3 – 3.5. Here are some strategies to…


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