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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Therapist Tips for Starting the New Year Strong

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How many of us have set New Year’s Resolutions? Probably most of us at one time or another. And how many of them have lasted past January 15th? Let me just say, if yours have, I applaud you and believe you should be the one writing this blog. While the New Year is a time […]

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