Want Well-Rounded Children? It’s All About Healthy Development

    Researchers believe that the first five years of a child’s life are essential. If you can give them the right experience early on, they’re much more likely to develop into healthy teenagers and adults. You’ll avoid all the drama, tantrums, and emotional complexity involved in dysfunctional development.   But what exactly should parents be doing? Nobody teaches us. Instead, we’re left with the same strategies our parents used on us, and heaven knows, they weren’t always ideal.   In this post, we take a look at some of the things that professionals recommend – the result of decades of research, trial and error.   Unsplash – CC0 License    …


    Our Children Are Our Garden

    Our children are our garden. They absorb our stress, just as they absorb our peace. They absorb our negativity just as they absorb our joy. And we have the power to control what they absorb, but first, we must tend to ourselves – Rachel Macy Stafford August 2020: This hits home so hard for me right now. I can imagine I am not in this boat alone either. I am not doing a great job of tending to me… I feel like I have been under water since March of last year and slowly drowning. I thought going back to work and having Coop at school would normalize things again,…