Thoughtful Parenting
On being a thinking parent with the goal of nurturing thinking children


As thoughtful parents we want to help guide our children on their journey to becoming thoughful adults.  One of the most important things we can do towards this goal is to become better listeners as we help our children to become better listeners.  Click on the link below for more infomration on the importance of listening and how to foster active and thoughful listening with our children. 


Helping children to develop empathy for others is a hallmark of a thoughtful parenting style. Research indicates that children who are more empathic have an easier time forming relationships with others and negotiating challenges and roadblocks.  Click on the link below for more information on how to parent with empathy and facilitate the growth of empathy both inside and outside of the home.


Being mindful, reflective and keeping a growth mindset is a tenet of a thoughtful parenting style.  Understanding that we make mistakes as parents every day and that both we and our children can learn and grow because of that is  one step in creating stronger and more loving families. Click on the link below for more information on how to tap in to the possibilities of using our own powers of thought and reflection to become better parents.