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Social media is full of thoughtful parenting advice, insight, tips, activities and so much more. What an amazing community and resource to have at our fingertips. 

The thing is... Not all of it will be for you. Or for your child. Some tips aren't a good fit. Some scripts don't fit the specific scenarios that you have playing out at home. Some activities are just not something your child would ever want to do. 

And that's okay. 

As professionals who get to be a part of this amazing child and family support community, we know parenting isn't a one size fits all. As you scroll through your feed, pause, and read the posts, think in the back of your mind
Social media is full of thoughtful parenting advice, insight, tips, activities and so much more. What an amazing community and resource to have at our fingertips. The thing is... Not all of it will be for you. Or for your child. Some tips aren't a good fit. Some scripts don't fit the specific scenarios that you have playing out at home. Some activities are just not something your child would ever want to do. And that's okay. As professionals who get to be a part of this amazing child and family support community, we know parenting isn't a one size fits all. As you scroll through your feed, pause, and read the posts, think in the back of your mind "is this a good tip for MY child? What nuggets could I be taking away? Do I need to keep on scrolling, because this just isn't for me?" Keep on scrolling if it isn't for you. Take in the tips that work, and leave behind the ones that don't. No pressure. Not everything will work for your child. But, we hope some of it will. And if you find yourself wondering what to do, or how to handle a certain situation, contact us. We offer parent counselling and we would love to work with you individually, to provide support that is meaningful for you. . . . #yycparents #parenting #positiveparenting #kidsconnect #childdevelopment #dailymom #survivingmotherhood #caregiver #positivesolutions #attachmentparenting #momssupportingmoms #morethanmom #teacherspayteachers #educatorsrock #iteach #teachersofinstagram #yyc #parentingtips #socialmediatips #socialmediaparenting #takewhatyouneed #leavewhatyoudontneed #notaperfectfit #consciousparenting #respectfulparenting #parentingtips #notonesizefitsal #specialneeds #specialneedsparent
Looking ahead to the new year can feel hopeful. While goal setting is something that most people do all year long, there is something invigorating about a New Year’s Resolution...and your kids may want to get in on the goal setting as well. For children older than six, they may enjoy the whole goal setting process. For younger children, take the time to reflect with them on the year and what they liked best.

🎇Reflection. Before setting any new goals, talk about this year first. What is something you and your child appreciated about this year? Was there an accomplishment they were most proud of? Appreciate the old year before looking ahead to the new. 

🎆Be a good role model. Bring your own goals to the table, and build some connections between your goals and the reflection on the past year, incorporate family values, and show them what a good goal can look like. 

🎇Keep it positive. For example, focus on new skills they are excited to learn, relationships with friends and family, or ways to contribute to the family household.

🎆Help brainstorm. They aren’t your goals, so even if you think that should work on something, this is a time for your child to decide on a goal that is meaningful to them.

🎇Involve the whole family.  Maybe this past year you all reflected that you enjoyed spending more time together playing games so set a goal of a family game night once a week!

🎆Simple is best. Don’t have too many goals. 1-3 goals is just fine. 

🎇Teach habit building. New habits require baby steps, so talk to your children about the change process and help them brainstorm the first little steps in the goal they created.

🎆Support. Set up a system for checking in on them and giving them support And they can do the same for you! Regular family meetings can be a great way to check in throughout the year. 

What are your family goals for this year?
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Looking ahead to the new year can feel hopeful. While goal setting is something that most people do all year long, there is something invigorating about a New Year’s Resolution...and your kids may want to get in on the goal setting as well. For children older than six, they may enjoy the whole goal setting process. For younger children, take the time to reflect with them on the year and what they liked best. 🎇Reflection. Before setting any new goals, talk about this year first. What is something you and your child appreciated about this year? Was there an accomplishment they were most proud of? Appreciate the old year before looking ahead to the new. 🎆Be a good role model. Bring your own goals to the table, and build some connections between your goals and the reflection on the past year, incorporate family values, and show them what a good goal can look like. 🎇Keep it positive. For example, focus on new skills they are excited to learn, relationships with friends and family, or ways to contribute to the family household. 🎆Help brainstorm. They aren’t your goals, so even if you think that should work on something, this is a time for your child to decide on a goal that is meaningful to them. 🎇Involve the whole family. Maybe this past year you all reflected that you enjoyed spending more time together playing games so set a goal of a family game night once a week! 🎆Simple is best. Don’t have too many goals. 1-3 goals is just fine. 🎇Teach habit building. New habits require baby steps, so talk to your children about the change process and help them brainstorm the first little steps in the goal they created. 🎆Support. Set up a system for checking in on them and giving them support And they can do the same for you! Regular family meetings can be a great way to check in throughout the year. What are your family goals for this year? . . . #yyc #yyckids #positivediscipline #childhood #canadianparents #peacefulparenting #consciousparenting #normalizegentleparenting #connection #parentwithoutfear #mentalhealth #childhoodmentalhealth #connectionbeforecorrection #newyear #newyearsresolution #goalsetting #goodbye2021 #growthmindset #skillbuilding