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Finding Calm for Both You and Your Child

We all have the best of intentions for parenting our children, AND this is so HARD! Sometimes our kids know just what buttons to push.

When you find ourself at the end of your rope and about to lose it with your child, here are a few things that can help!

March 13, 2024

Navigating Emotions

Parenthood

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What do Santa and the Elf of the Shelf have to do with Parenting?

I’ve seen mixed reviews on the jolly guy in recent years and I wanted to weigh in.

Talking about these characters looking for naughty and nice kids uses fear to encourage obedience in our children. We know that fear is motivating but does not create meaningful connection.

More effective parenting comes from connection with our children. Talking to them and understanding their needs. Setting boundaries that keep them safe and healthy.

To be clear: I am not saying we need to do away with these traditions entirely. He can be a part of your traditions without instilling fear.

December 4, 2023

Parenting with Santa and the Elf on the Shelf

Holidays, Parenthood

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Setting Boundaries During the Holidays

There are so many expectations on our time and energy during the holiday season. Not to mention the preparation and organization for these events. It’s a lot of pressure and takes the enjoyment out of what was meant to be a time for connection and celebration. If you aren’t sure how to set boundaries, or even what you really want your boundaries to be, reach out! I’m here to help!

November 20, 2023

Parenthood

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Effective Communication

Communication seems like a skill we learned when we were children, right? While we may know how to hold a conversation, we may not be as proficient at communicating effectively. This can cause a lot of conflict in a relationship, reach out if you find yourself being frequently misunderstood. Let’s work on it together!

October 18, 2023

Uncategorized

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