Connected Parenting

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

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!!

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

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??

[Read the previous Learning to Learn post on Building Resilience in a Perfectionist Learning Environment] Welcome to our Learning to Learn series, where we chat with working mothers on how their own experiences at school shape who they are now at work and as parents. Today, we’re discussing becoming your own advocate with Deinya Phenix, […]

August 2, 2022

Becoming your own Advocate with Deinya Phenix

Welcome to our Learning to Learn series, where we chat with working mothers on how their own experiences at school shape who they are now at work and as parents. Today, we’re discussing resilience and perfectionist thinking with Sara Bierenbaum, a powerful customer success executive and mom to an awesome 8 year old! Let’s get […]

June 30, 2022

Building Resilience in a Perfectionist Learning Environment with Sara Bierenbaum

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