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 Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson, Susan Stiffelman, Becky Kennedy and others all agree that accountable parents know how to...
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 that falls into our lap? Where did this ridiculous notion come from? Some voice in our head whispers to us, “You should...
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 empathy before we find compassion. Once we feel stirred by empathy, we tend to look for ways to help; that’s our...