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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

A Parent’s Guide to Prioritizing Family Time

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the demands of life. Between after school activities, school, work and social obligations, parents and children alike are constantly running around. Amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s crucial to prioritize spending quality time with your family. Meaningful family interactions create a strong bond, foster […]

No One Walks Alone: The Importance of Community for your Family

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Human beings were created to rely on one another for survival. For thousands of years, groups of families and community members have traveled together, provided food for one another and created a life dependent on one another. It’s in our nature to need other people. And yet, in today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, it often […]

Help! My Kid’s in Crisis!

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If your child is in immediate danger, call emergency services (911 or 988, or text “TALK” to 38255) or go to the nearest emergency room. Every parent faces the inevitable reality of watching their kid face an emotional crisis. It’s scary, it’s intense and likely feels way out of your control. Our goal at Decade2Connect […]

The Importance of Creating Family Traditions

As adults, many of us look back on the traditions of our childhood with fondness and nostalgia.  And nostalgia is a powerful tool in connecting to our past, our present and our emotions. My family made cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning and to this day, the smell of cinnamon takes me right back to those […]

A Parent’s Holiday Survival Guide

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”    At least that’s what they say. As the Holidays approach, this all too classic phrase is all but pushed down our throats. We hear it suavely sung over the radio, see it stitched on pillows and printed on festive wall art.  If we’re being honest as […]

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