Connected Parenting

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!!

Why Kids Space Out: Understanding the Unique Brain Processes of Children Did you know there’s a reason why our kids can feel so “spacy”. Even after we’ve asked them 5 times to do the same thing and they still haven’t gotten to it. Sure, it may be because they simply don’t care about anything you […]

February 5, 2024

Have You Heard About This?!?

Cute kid wearing glasses is pointing to their mind, with a cartoon brain holding a lightbulb next to them.

Are you tired of arguments over homework and chores? Discover the key to building resilience in kids. It’s not about forcing them to ‘just do it’ but helping them trust their ability to handle challenges. Learn how to empower your child to embrace difficulties and overcome them with confidence. Join our upcoming Raising Resilient Kids parent class in November to unlock these valuable skills.

October 5, 2023

“Just Get The Homework Over With!!”

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I had the opportunity to sit down with Jenny Lisk from The Widowed Parent Podcast and discuss building resilience in our kids. We covered the importance of resilience and how when tragedy strikes (as it has for the folks listening to her podcast), we can give ourselves grace and trust the process of our kids […]

September 27, 2023

A Conversation with Jenny Lisk from the Widowed Parent Podcast

I had an amazing time speaking with Sheila Akbar about power of resilience for kids on her Don’t Force It podcast. We see around us, and are finding though studies, that there is a huge spike in childhood anxiety. Our kids are more anxious, afraid to make mistakes, and are full of shame when they […]

September 20, 2023

“Don’t Force It” Podcast and deepening our own resilience

I joined the show to discuss:

– How children are competent, capable people

– Why we as parents should observe our children to find their competence and skills

– Why giving children space can lessen their anxieties and allow them to simply explore themselves

– The importance of allowing children to contribute in their home vs always “receiving” from their parents

September 13, 2023

Helping Reduce A Child’s Anxiety Through Resilience

“I don’t want to rely on screens… but I have to use them sometimes!! Usually when I hear this, it’s followed by a sheepish look of guilt mixed with indignation (“don’t tell me not to use screens!” I hear you thinking)   I want to talk about your child’s screentime in a reasonable way that allows […]

August 3, 2023

 “I don’t want to rely on screens… but…

Child is on tablet in background with quote on top reading "I Don't Wan to Rely on Screens...But..."

Since I always encourage you to support your kids’ independence and ability to play alone, I wanted to share this exciting research with you. Independence can give so much to our kids. This research helps put into perspective just how important childhood independence truly is, and how deeply it can lead to a child’s resilience.

July 20, 2023

Have You Seen This Research??

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