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 […]

My Child Has Autism

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Check out these therapy tips for parents on how to tell your child about their ASD diagnosis

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 […]

Tips for the Single Parents

In parenting, you become a part of someone else’s life and story. The journey of raising a child becomes a lifelong one. Finding your own balance in this adventure can be a challenge, especially if you’re engaging in it as a single parent. It’s important to prioritize self-care and make time for your own needs, […]

The Power in Practicing Gratitude

As the holidays approach, gratitude is a word we hear more and more frequently. Gratitude is not just for the holidays, however: it’s a powerful force that can transform your outlook on life, boost your mental well-being, and enhance your overall happiness. In fact, neurological studies show that anxiety and gratitude can’t coexist in the […]

“My Child Won’t Go to School!”

A Parent’s Guide to Combatting School Refusal “I don’t want to go to school!” I’m sure as a parent, you’ve heard this before. Every child has days where they just don’t want to go to school. School refusal can run the gamut from simple ie… “I didn’t get my homework done” to complex ie… “I’m […]

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