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Nourishing Children and Families

Body-Positive Parenting

Weight stigma and diet culture will likely continue on, but they do not have to exist in our homes.

So many books!  How to choose!?
Emotional Wellness

Parenting Self-Help Books That Might Actually Help!

With so many parenting self-help books to choose from, it's sometimes hard to know which ones will actually help! One of our Emotional Wellness consultants provides you with a list that he recommends to his clients to get you started.

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 5 - Planning for the Future
Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 5 - Planning for the Future

As our kids get older, we start to expect that they’ll begin to become more involved in the planning and construction of their own future. So, why are so many teens so resistant to our help?

The Truth About Diets

Diet Talk Carries On

Talking to kids about diet or about weight...it may seem like a good idea, and may even be the advice from a reliable source. While well-meaning, encouragement to diet passed along from parent to child can have unintended and lasting consequences.

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Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 3 - Harnessing Emotions

How to weather the emotional storms of your teenager... without losing your cool!

Joining a Tribe
Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 2 - Joining a New Tribe

As teens begin to loosen their ties to their family, they begin the sometimes stressful process of figuring out who their people are.

Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 1 - Parting with Childhood

One of the primary functions of adolescence is to begin to move away from childhood and into a more adult-oriented way of approaching the world around them. This can be hard on parents, who are used to having more direct influence on our children.

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