Connected Parenting

Do you know what your values are? Do you have a mission statement?  I’m not talking about work, or your personal life.. I’m talking about your family. Do you have a family mission statement? Do you make values-driven decisions as a family?  I am just getting back from coffee with a friend who also works […]

June 14, 2024

Making Family Decisions Is Hard… It’s Easier When You Have A Mission Statement

Why you need reliable stability, not ups and downs Your kid is doing fine. Today. But last week was tough. So was last month. But then it got better for a bit. And next week, who knows?  The ups and downs you experience with your kid’s meltdowns and big behaviors are because they don’t have […]

May 29, 2024

Where’s Your Kid’s Baseline?

I’m surrounded by deep grief and it’s invigorating. There’s nothing like the big “I thought my life was one way but now that’s impossible” life-shifting shakeup to really give you clarity.

May 14, 2024

A Thank You Note to Grief, on Mother’s Day

Looking though green branches to the view beyond

We know this generation of kids is the most anxious we’ve seen since we started tracking children’s mental health. We also know they’re the most watched generation. This is one of the main reasons why independence is so important. Kids need independence so they can try and fail without anxiety.

April 3, 2024

Childhood Independence is a Mental-Health Issue

In today’s fast-paced world, parents often find themselves caught in the crossfire of conflicting expectations between their children’s school and their own values at home. As a former teacher turned parenting coach, I’ve witnessed firsthand the frustration and angst that arises when these expectations collide. In this blog post, I delve into the common challenges faced by parents in balancing the demands of school with the needs of their family. From navigating homework battles to managing classroom rules, I offer practical insights and strategies to help parents assert their autonomy and prioritize their family’s well-being. Join me as we explore how to find harmony in parenting and education, one decision at a time.

March 20, 2024

Balancing Home & School: Navigating Conflicting Expectations Between Parents & Teachers

Navigating Conflicting Expectations with Talia Kovacs

Sibling Rivalry Always Happens right? “_______ !!!!! (insert your child’s name here) if I have to come in there ONE more time you’re both grounded. I don’t care what she said, figure it out!!” Has a version of this been yelled in your house?  I grew up as the eldest of four sisters, and I […]

March 11, 2024

Sibling Rivalry Is NOT a Given

Raising Resilient Kids Can Take Time I was walking near my house with my toddler and my dear friend yesterday. Predictably, just as we got close to home, my toddler wanted to stop at a picnic bench. It was getting dark, and we were already cold and wanting to go home. I had a choice; […]

March 6, 2024

I’m Not Tricking You…

Independent play allows our kids to make decisions on their own. It allows them to fail privately, and decide what to do next on their own terms. It allows them to build the skill of perseverance, resilience, and confidence. All while we drink a hot cup of coffee! 

February 26, 2024

Independent Play?! This Will Never Work For My Kid

I’d like to introduce you to the concept of the triune brain. As the human race developed over millennia physically, changing and adapting, so did our brains. With new challenges and needs it added more parts. Just as with our brain waves, we don’t start out with access to all the ways of thinking. 

February 19, 2024

You And Me Baby Ain’t Nothing But…

Cute baby mammals with a brain outline under the text 'You And Me Baby Ain't Nothing But...'

I was on the ‘She Rises Podcast’ talking with Hanna and Adriana, check it out!

February 12, 2024

Talking Resilient Kids On ‘She Rises’ Podcast!!

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