Resources for Parents
Updated: May 9, 2019
Parenting is a job, a daily, sometimes grinding, fulfilling and 24/7 calling. How do you want to grow as a parent?
Parenting is a moment-to-moment balancing act of boundaries, affection, understanding, and your own personal emotional self-regulation. Don't beat yourself up. I screw up this parenting gig all the time too. We get to try again tomorrow.
At home, as a parent of a toddler, and in my work, I believe that children are whole humans - intriguing & resilient in and of themselves. My work is child-centered, meaning that we respect, trust, support and listen to the tiny people in our lives - letting them lead us towards what they need.
I trust children (and people in general) to connect, communicate and believe that ALL behavior is communicating a need. Sometimes a basic one, like a missed nap, or possibly a deep unmet need - a core wounding in our history that we are trying to resolve.
With this in mind, I've compiled a list of my favorite parenting resources.
This will give you a chance to assess if, as a parent, you're open to my approach in working with your child and family. It will also get you started on helping you and your child heal together.
If you're interested, we can partner together to help create hope & healing for your child and your family.
If you're feeling burned out, lost and stressed in your role as a parent - I can help you remember what an awesome, funny, smart, cool person they are, and learn how you can help them to let out that part of themselves more often.
We are all products of our environment, our history that is experienced and the history that is passed down through our genes. We do not live in a bubble. As adults, our actions don't just "come out of nowhere" and often have a long and complicated history and justification for "why" we do what we do. Children are no different. Just because they're behavior sometimes takes us by surprise, doesn't mean something is "wrong" with them. Their brain is developing and it means they need something. And as the adults in their lives, it's our job to meet that need.
The Scientific Cause of a Toddler Meltdown
Punishments or Rewards? Neither.
Punitive Environments Teach Children to Lie
Talking to Your Child After You Yell
Babies Sometimes Cry to Release Stress
Toddlers "Irrational" Behavior
Two Words to Transform Your Parenting