Welcome to Core Parenting

 

Core Parenting was created with the idea that while parenting is difficult, there are no right or wrong answers.

Each family, child and parent is unique. From a perspective of gentle, aware and mindful parenting, we aim to offer various resources aimed at ensuring parents have the skills they need to be truly present and connected with their children. We want parents to learn how to value and trust their child’s development as well as their own internal wisdom as they support their children on this journey. Thriving children. Thriving Parents. Thriving Families.
Core Parenting is about parenting from the heart!

Share with us on our blog, join one of our many parenting classes or schedule some individual time. See what we have to offer you and your family. (photo credit: Amy Williams) 

Our Recent Thoughts
Sex Talk: Getting Over Our Hang-Ups

Sex Talk: Getting Over Our Hang-Ups

Let’s talk about sex. Again. Yes, I know I have written about it before, but I’m writing about it again. Why? Because just as in real life, we can’t talk about it just once and have it be a done deal. We have to keep talking about it. Talking until it becomes a topic that [...]

Screen Free Parenting

Screen Free Parenting

Determined not to be a “do as I say, not as I do” parent and wanting to honor my commitment to be connected and present with my children, I have recently had the surprisingly unpleasant opportunity to find out just how addicted to screens I really am. I must admit that, for many years now, [...]

Teaching a Child to Trust Their Feelings

Teaching a Child to Trust Their Feelings

Recently, through blogs, communication with other parents and discussion with my own family, I have heard myself talk about helping a child to learn to trust herself. I have become aware that for me this issue is at the heart of raising healthy, resilient children. A child who trusts herself is able to experience the [...]

The Parenthood We Have

The Parenthood We Have

What happens when we don’t get the parenthood we expected? Before we have children, we have very clear expectations about what it will be like to be a parent. What we will be like as parents, and what our children will be like. We look at other parents and know what we will do differently, [...]

Mushy Gushy Love

Mushy Gushy Love

The other day I came across a post touting the virtues of complaining about our children. Bonding, commiserating, empathic connection with other parents over the trials and tribulations of parenthood. It doesn’t really matter what post it was: there are a number, probably countless posts, blogs, memes and status updates, suggesting that this is in [...]

The Joy Of Food

The Joy Of Food

  The other day as we sat down to have snack I mentioned to my kids that our new friend would be coming over the next day. I told them that we would need  prepare food thoughtfully for him because he has a peanut allergy.   My five-year-old put his hands over his head and [...]