The Importance of Self Care in Parenting

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“Put your own mask on first,” the classic self-care analogy goes – and it’s true! You can’t fill one glass with an empty one. We can’t effectively help others when we ourselves are depleted. This analogy is often forgotten, especially in parenthood. A parent’s primary motivation is to keep their children protected and taken care […]

Family Check Ins: Our Favorite Dinner Table Topics

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Dinner is a great time for families to connect with one another. Our lives can be chaotic and it’s easy to forget the importance of quality time amidst the busyness. Even in the midst of work, school, social obligations and technology, time around the table is a rare opportunity to put those distractions away and […]

Parenting Tips When Your Child is the Bully

You get a call from another parent and the last thing you want to hear is “your child’s bullying mine.” Discovering that your child is bullying others can be shocking and concerning, but it’s essential to take immediate action to address the situation. Decade2Connect is here to provide guidance and strategies for parents whose children […]

Top Five Homework Hacks for Parents

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After a long day of school, most kids are less than eager to come home and do their homework. Unfortunately, it’s a reality they can’t ignore. Amidst distractions, disagreements and lots of “no’s”, it can be tricky to help your find motivation. Below are some “Homework Hacks” that will help your family manager the homework […]

Parenting a Child with ADHD

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Research tells us that on average the reader will stay engaged for 10-20 seconds, reading about 20 to 28% of the content before getting distracted and moving on.  Fifteen years ago, our attention spans were about 12 seconds. Today, our attention spans have shrunk to 8.25 seconds. How can a parent know when the distraction […]

My Child Has Autism: Now What?

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses are becoming more common. What was once a largely misunderstood disability is quickly evolving into a more common and understood diagnosis in our society. As a parent, however, news of an ASD Diagnosis can be a lot to process. So what is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is […]

This One’s for the Girls: Tips for Empowering your Daughter

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March is Women’s History Month and Decade2Connect wants to not only celebrate the women of the past but encourage the daughters and adolescents who are the women of the future. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, coach or mentor of girls, your presence in their life is pivotal. It’s no secret that those “awkward teenage years” […]

My Kids Won’t Stop Fighting!

When you have siblings,  bickering and fighting is inevitable. We all have memories from our childhood of the moments we pushed our siblings buttons, fought over a toy or held resentment for not being the one able to sit in the front seat. These are seemingly small issues that seem like the biggest deal as […]

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