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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ten of Our Favorite Quotes on Parenting

Parenting is an all-encompassing, life changing journey. Some days are filled with joy and connection with your children while others make it easy to lose hope. Below are quotes for parents in any stage of this journey:   “There is no way to be a perfect parent and a million ways to be a good […]

Talking to your Child About Suicide

A Parent’s Guide to Raising Awareness *If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call 988, the Suicide and Crisis Hotline. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24, with Colorado suicide rates being some of the highest in the country. Our kids are more and more frequently […]

Combatting School Refusal

A Parents Guide to Supporting your Child when they Refuse to go to School “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 […]

Therapy Techniques for Supporting your Child through a Breakdown

It can be overwhelming to watch your child experience a crisis. When a child’s emotions are out of control, their nervous system is flooded and it may seem impossible to console them. As their parent, however, you have the ability to create a safe space for them to work through their emotions towards regulation. This […]

Supporting your Child Through Loneliness

As a parent, it’s heart wrenching to see your child feeling lonely. As they enter into adolescent-age, it’s common for friend groups to shift due to a myriad of reasons. And unfortunately, this typically results in many children feeling left behind, disconnected from their friends and believing that they’re alone. Loneliness has detrimental effects on […]

Alcoholism in the Family:

Therapy Tips on Explaining Alcoholismto a Child Alcoholism is a devastating and destructive disease for any family. When a member of the family is dealing with alcoholism, the entire family suffers. The secrecy and deception surrounding alcoholism often breaks trust, perpetuates destructive behavior and can ultimately tear families apart. In many cases, the signs of […]

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