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How Parents Grow - Asking for Help

How Parents Grow - Asking for Help

Aug 16, 2018
Parenting takes courage and vulnerability. Asking for help is a parent strength and takes inner leadership. Many parents don't ask for help because they feel vulnerability is a weakness. Asking for help is a strength that builds community and connection.
How Parents Grow - On Vacation

How Parents Grow - On Vacation

Aug 10, 2018
The first rule of thumb when it comes to being a parent - nothing stays the same. Once you figured something out, you're on to the next challenge.  You can count it. The learning curve never ends, and…
How Parents Grow - Staying Put

How Parents Grow - Staying Put

Aug 02, 2018
Staying Put is at first uncomfortable. It goes against our need to Do - Do - Do. Who do you listen to more – the need to stay busy or the invitation to stop moving? What exactly is staying put? To stay…
How Parents Grow - Parenting & Isolation

How Parents Grow - Parenting & Isolation

Jul 26, 2018
I remember feeling isolated. Even though I had four kids and was never alone, I often felt apart from other adults, but mostly from myself. If I'm honest. The more I made my life about my kids the more…
Caged Children  - We Reap What We Sow

Caged Children - We Reap What We Sow

Jun 26, 2018
  We live in a world where we put children in cages and wonder why mental illness is rampant. Brene Brown posted how her husband, a pediatrician, can translate a child’s crying. He says the cries of…
The Power of The Parent No

The Power of The Parent No

Apr 26, 2018
  When talking to a parent the other day, we explored the power of No when it comes to parenting. No is easy. It limits possibility. It contains energy. No is sticking with what is known and comfortable.…
10 Reasons Why Your Child Needs You

10 Reasons Why Your Child Needs You

Apr 11, 2018
  Your child needs you for the same reasons you needed your parents. These are my top 10. What are yours?  1.  Love   2.  Leadership   3.  Connection   4.  Safety   5.  Compassion   6.  Humor   7.  Trust …
A Deeper Look at Motivation

A Deeper Look at Motivation

Apr 03, 2018
  Every time there’s a school shooting, I think about what happened 17 years ago when two teenage sons of friends killed two Dartmouth professors. It’s why I got (a) master’s in adolescent psychology…
Kids Demand Leadership

Kids Demand Leadership

Mar 28, 2018
  This past weekend, kids stood up in front of thousands of other kids and adults and said:  "Enough is enough. Do something!" Their call to action is to we adults who are failing them. Kids today live…
Dear Fearless Parent - Ready to Join an Online Parent Group

Dear Fearless Parent - Ready to Join an Online Parent Group

Mar 06, 2018
  Dear Fearless Parent, I want to say - I'm here for you. I'm a therapist and parent coach and have created a way of supporting parents to: 1. move into Parent Leadership2. invest in Connection at all…

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