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Effective Parenting Strategies to Build Strong Foundations

Parenting is both a rewarding and challenging journey that requires dedication, patience, and a commitment to nurturing the growth and development of children. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, incorporating effective parenting strategies can significantly contribute to fostering a positive and healthy family environment.  Working with kids and their parents for decades has shown me how parenting styles

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How Helicopter Parenting Can Ruin Your Child

Helicopter Parenting Effects: How It Can Ruin Your Child

A child is every parent’s bundle of joy, and they have the instincts to protect them. Children are seen as fragile and innocent, and it is natural for parents to want them to be healthy, happy, and successful. And sometimes, we can fall into the overparenting trap.  Hey, we have all been there!  With how the world is going today,

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Toxic Parenting What are the Signs of a Toxic Parent

Toxic Parenting: What are the Signs of a Toxic Parent?

Being a parent can be very hard, but that’s not an excuse to practice toxic parenting. Toxic parenting is detrimental to the child as it can tear them down and cause pain.  Living with toxic parents is a daily struggle for kids because they can do little to improve their situation. This type of relationship creates a lot of negative

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15 Engaging Coping Skills Activities for Kids to Build Resilience for Life

15 Engaging Coping Skills Activities for Kids to Build Resilience for Life

Why are coping skills so important for kids? Well, life isn’t always a smooth ride as there will always be twists, turns, and loops. Practicing coping skills keeps them secure when the ride gets bumpy. Kids face strong emotions and challenging situations daily, from school stress to friendship woes. Without the right coping strategies, these situations can feel like a

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Top Parenting Tips for Navigating Homework Challenges

40 Top Parenting Tips for Navigating Homework Challenges

Navigating the intricacies of homework assignments can often feel like a maze for both parents and children alike. As someone deeply involved in child development and having worked closely with many educators, I’ve gathered a wealth of insights into establishing a solid homework routine.  This article is a compilation of those tried-and-tested homework tips, aimed to ease challenges and enhance

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Calm Parents What Every Parent Can Do

Calm Parents: What Every Parent Can Do

Picture this: your child is having a meltdown in the middle of the supermarket, and you’re trying to stay calm amidst the chaos. We’ve all been there! The key to navigating these challenging moments is to become calm parents and have a peaceful family life. We all need practical strategies for embracing the calm parenting mindset, understanding your child’s brain,

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21 Ways on How to be a Calm Parent

21 Ways on How to be a Calm Parent

Parenting is a beautiful journey that offers immeasurable joy and fulfillment. However, it also comes with a fair share of challenges, especially when you are parenting children or teenagers with behavioral and mental health issues such as ADHD, autism, OCD, anxiety, mood disorders, PANS/PANDAS, and so forth. The Challenges of Parenting and the Importance of Staying Calm   It’s crucial

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Positive Parenting and Child Mental Health Guide to Cultivating Resilience (2)

Positive Parenting and Child Mental Health: Guide to Cultivating Resilience

Positive Parenting and Child Mental Health: Guide to Cultivating Resilience In the vibrant tapestry of child development, the threads of positive parenting practices are woven intricately with the fabric of children’s mental health. It’s because the nurturing touch of caregivers, armed with positive parenting skills, has the potential to shape not only a child’s present but also their future. Positive

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A Marriage With A Special Needs Child

A Marriage With A Special Needs Child: Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Strengthen Your Relationship

Raising a child with special needs can be a challenging journey that requires patience, understanding, and an enormous amount of love. It is a journey that can bring a family together and make them stronger, but it can also significantly strain a marriage.  According to a study by the National Institutes of Health (2010), the divorce rate among parents of

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Co-Regulation and Parenting Sharing Your CALM

Co-Regulation and Parenting: Sharing Your CALM

Parenting is a rewarding but challenging journey that requires us to guide our children as they navigate the ups and downs of life. One of the most important skills we can teach our children is emotional regulation, which is the ability to manage big feelings and stay calm in the face of challenges.  However, teaching emotional regulation isn’t always easy,

Read More »
Blog Effective Parenting Strategies to Build Strong Foundations

Effective Parenting Strategies to Build Strong Foundations

Parenting is both a rewarding and challenging journey that requires dedication, patience, and a commitment to nurturing the growth and development of children. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, incorporating effective parenting strategies can significantly contribute to fostering a positive and healthy family environment.  Working with kids and their parents for decades has shown me how parenting styles

Read More »
How Helicopter Parenting Can Ruin Your Child

Helicopter Parenting Effects: How It Can Ruin Your Child

A child is every parent’s bundle of joy, and they have the instincts to protect them. Children are seen as fragile and innocent, and it is natural for parents to want them to be healthy, happy, and successful. And sometimes, we can fall into the overparenting trap.  Hey, we have all been there!  With how the world is going today,

Read More »
Toxic Parenting What are the Signs of a Toxic Parent

Toxic Parenting: What are the Signs of a Toxic Parent?

Being a parent can be very hard, but that’s not an excuse to practice toxic parenting. Toxic parenting is detrimental to the child as it can tear them down and cause pain.  Living with toxic parents is a daily struggle for kids because they can do little to improve their situation. This type of relationship creates a lot of negative

Read More »
15 Engaging Coping Skills Activities for Kids to Build Resilience for Life

15 Engaging Coping Skills Activities for Kids to Build Resilience for Life

Why are coping skills so important for kids? Well, life isn’t always a smooth ride as there will always be twists, turns, and loops. Practicing coping skills keeps them secure when the ride gets bumpy. Kids face strong emotions and challenging situations daily, from school stress to friendship woes. Without the right coping strategies, these situations can feel like a

Read More »
Top Parenting Tips for Navigating Homework Challenges

40 Top Parenting Tips for Navigating Homework Challenges

Navigating the intricacies of homework assignments can often feel like a maze for both parents and children alike. As someone deeply involved in child development and having worked closely with many educators, I’ve gathered a wealth of insights into establishing a solid homework routine.  This article is a compilation of those tried-and-tested homework tips, aimed to ease challenges and enhance

Read More »
Calm Parents What Every Parent Can Do

Calm Parents: What Every Parent Can Do

Picture this: your child is having a meltdown in the middle of the supermarket, and you’re trying to stay calm amidst the chaos. We’ve all been there! The key to navigating these challenging moments is to become calm parents and have a peaceful family life. We all need practical strategies for embracing the calm parenting mindset, understanding your child’s brain,

Read More »
21 Ways on How to be a Calm Parent

21 Ways on How to be a Calm Parent

Parenting is a beautiful journey that offers immeasurable joy and fulfillment. However, it also comes with a fair share of challenges, especially when you are parenting children or teenagers with behavioral and mental health issues such as ADHD, autism, OCD, anxiety, mood disorders, PANS/PANDAS, and so forth. The Challenges of Parenting and the Importance of Staying Calm   It’s crucial

Read More »
Positive Parenting and Child Mental Health Guide to Cultivating Resilience (2)

Positive Parenting and Child Mental Health: Guide to Cultivating Resilience

Positive Parenting and Child Mental Health: Guide to Cultivating Resilience In the vibrant tapestry of child development, the threads of positive parenting practices are woven intricately with the fabric of children’s mental health. It’s because the nurturing touch of caregivers, armed with positive parenting skills, has the potential to shape not only a child’s present but also their future. Positive

Read More »
A Marriage With A Special Needs Child

A Marriage With A Special Needs Child: Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Strengthen Your Relationship

Raising a child with special needs can be a challenging journey that requires patience, understanding, and an enormous amount of love. It is a journey that can bring a family together and make them stronger, but it can also significantly strain a marriage.  According to a study by the National Institutes of Health (2010), the divorce rate among parents of

Read More »
Co-Regulation and Parenting Sharing Your CALM

Co-Regulation and Parenting: Sharing Your CALM

Parenting is a rewarding but challenging journey that requires us to guide our children as they navigate the ups and downs of life. One of the most important skills we can teach our children is emotional regulation, which is the ability to manage big feelings and stay calm in the face of challenges.  However, teaching emotional regulation isn’t always easy,

Read More »
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