Healing parenting through commitment

Healing parenting through commitment

There’s no denying it, raising a child with attachment issues is hard. But no matter how disappointed you become, and no matter how defeated you sometimes feel, if you hang in there, you can make a dramatic difference in your child’s life. This is why we include...
The power of calm

The power of calm

  Just about every parent has lost their cool from time to time. It’s rare to find a parent who has never yelled at their child during a high-stress moment. But ask yourself this: Has losing your temper or shouting at your child resulted in a positive outcome? Did it...
Parents need to connect, not control

Parents need to connect, not control

Many parents are unclear about the use of power and the use of force. True power is based on love, compassion and understanding. Compassion provides the capacity to be patient, persistent and positive in the face of ongoing adversity. This is part of a series of blog...
The 10 Cs of healthy and healing parenting

The 10 Cs of healthy and healing parenting

We’re embarking on a new series of blog posts — and this time, we’re taking a detailed look at the foundation for creating a healthy and healing relationship with your child based on compassionate care, appropriate structure and mutual respect.  We...
Create a sense of belonging

Create a sense of belonging

This is the final part of a series we have titled “Concepts and Skills of Parenting.” It is adapted from the book Healing Parents: Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust and Love. To read Part 1 — which provides a look at secure attachment at the start of life —...