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Insights from Cristina’s own experiences as a parent and wisdom curated from experts she admires and trusts.

Lessons in Acceptance

Lessons in Acceptance

Those of you who have worked with me are probably familiar with the parenting essay I have referenced a million times called “Welcome to Holland” by...

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Good Enough Parenting

Good Enough Parenting

As you juggle the varying demands of your busy summer schedule, I want you to lay your head down at night and say the following as you reflect upon...

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The Importance of Repair

The Importance of Repair

Many notable psychologists have suggested the same parenting tactic over the years, naming it as the single most important tool a parent needs. Dan...

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Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

Have you ever noticed that we, as parents, expect ourselves to have the perfect parenting response, at the ready, for every child-rearing situation...

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Why We Need Compassion

Why We Need Compassion

Compassion is defined as empathy in action. Empathy is when we understand the feelings of another when we can stand in their shoes. We have to have...

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Teamwork

Teamwork

“There’s some unpleasant work that needs doing. It might as well be me who does it.” This is a quote by author Julie Lythcott-Haims. She wrote an...

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Six Mantras That Work

Six Mantras That Work

I like to think of mantras as words or sayings that can anchor us when we’re feeling unsure or nervous. Technically, mantras are defined as a word...

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Have the Bold Conversations

Have the Bold Conversations

“Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Endurance Parenting Tip: As we approach Mother’s Day, take a moment to pause and reflect on the little, hidden strengths that have revealed...

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Her Autonomy was Calling

Her Autonomy was Calling

Endurance Parenting Tip: Sometimes the “right” thing to do for your kid is the most heart-wrenching thing for the parent. We sent our eldest back to...

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Documenting the Good Stuff

Documenting the Good Stuff

Endurance Parenting Tip: Are you documenting enough of what's going on around you right now during this strange time? I have a feeling that we think...

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Buying Time

Buying Time

A Mom in my Moms of Teens group asked me during our group Zoom session this morning if I can suggest ways that parents can help when our kids get...

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