Did You Know?

Did you know that values and principles that parents have for their children can be the answer to managing unexpected challenges as a parent?
Did you know “do as I say” is less effective than “do as I do”? Our children not only model our behaviors, they model our beliefs and even mirror our nervous systems.
Did you know that parents are capable of creating change in their child or teen by changing themselves?
Did you know the single best thing (outside of meeting basic needs) that a parent can do for their child(ren) is learn to regulate their own emotions?​

Related Resources

For Parents

Telecommuting for Success Part 7: Creating Healthy Boundaries with Others in the Home

Dr. Kate Truitt interviews Dr. Megan Mansfield, a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Associate at Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, to gather tips on how to successfully work in the home environment when your partner, children, roommates, or pets are present. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Mansfield uses her training in Internal Family Systems, or parts work, to highlight the importance of being aware of our parts or feelings, expressing gratitude for what are parts are trying to tell us, and attending to their needs with intention. Doing so helps to create clear and healthy boundaries with those around us which sets us up for success in our relationships and work performance!

Telecommuting for Success Part 9: Working & Schooling from home. It doesn't have to be the Wild West!

In this installment of our series, Dr. Kate Truitt is joined by Jami Eidsvold who is the founder and CEO of Smarty Social Media. Jami is no stranger to the virtual lifestyle, in fact she and her team of fearless moms came together 7 years ago as a virtual team and perfected the art of the work/life/parent balance with compassion, laughter, and grace.

Listen in for quick tips on how to:

1) Create structure (and also have a good laugh when it all falls apart)
2) Design a remote work and school home environment
3) Prioritize connection in emotional moments to enhance calm (#workmomhack – and save time!)
4) Model self-care while using your own mind and body as a tool to bring calm
5) Overall, lead with compassion and grace

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Parent Coaching


Discovering Together the Best Tools & Techniques for Your Style & Family

“Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.”

– Alvin Toffler

Parenting can be our greatest joy AND our greatest challenge. For all of its many beautiful moments, parenting is an incredibly demanding job. From dealing with sleepless nights and tantrums early on to sitting down with your grown child to talk about sex and drugs, parenting can be confusing, scary, and many times exhausting! As parents, there are already so many things that you are doing well! Isn’t it time to build upon those strengths to create the family relationships you know are possible? A parent coach can help you connect to your beliefs, values, and vision for how you want to parent. From that place of connection, we can discover together the best tools and techniques for your style and family.

The goal of this principles-based approach is to help you and your family feel more connected, create consistency and accountability for both parent and child, and provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to be resilient as you navigate through each year of development.

Additional Discovery Resources at Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates

We feature our Thrive: Living Beyond Anxiety group. This 12-week psychotherapy group helps members understand the neuroscience of anxiety and its role in our lives, while building a calm, resilient relationship with brain and mind. They are taught self-care and coping skills, how to analyze thinking patterns, and develop empowering self-stories with others. Click the link for more information.

We also have created our COVID and Health Anxiety Online Support Group, in which you can join Dr. Megan Mansfield and Rebecca Turner, LMFT, for a free weekly 50-minute web-based support group.  In a nonjudgmental environment, participants can voice concerns and create social connection in a safe, telehealth space, while also learning stress-reducing and immune-boosting techniques that are based in neuroscience. We also help members to create personalized wellness plans for healthy living. Click on the link above for more information.

You may also visit the Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates YouTube Channel for these and other resources for coping in these times, including an in-depth series on telecommuting. Also visit our blog for helpful and insightful articles.

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