Children. Not one is the same yet we can learn of the many similarities they have in common with one another. Too many times caregivers are so bombarded with information from family, friends, books, TV that they feel incapable of making a decision on their own.
The best we can do for our children is know them, hold their space, listen to them, keep them safe and they will be happy. Right? What if we miss their cues? What if they don't respond to the best despite our intentions?
There have been many who have come to me "at the end of their rope" or with "I don't know what else I can do" in their eyes. I have spent many hours in coffee shops, kitchens and on the phone with families experiencing a situation that perhaps began as an insurmountable issue but as the conversation came to a close, parents could smile once again feeling confident they had a successful strategy in place.
I have presented talks to parents within school settings and providers during conferences and work retreats. Discussions are thought provoking and focus on successful parenting strategies.
"One thing can change everything." ~Jeanine Fitzgerald