#5: Approach with Curiosity & Positive Intent

#5: Approach with Curiosity & Positive Intent

So often, as a parent, I will notice myself making assumptions about my son’s behavior. For example, he likes to sneak little toys or Pokemon cards to school, which his kindergarten teacher is not a big fan of…

#4: Practice Self Compassion

#4: Practice Self Compassion

In my office, we often discuss the impact of the way we think about ourselves or others, or even life in general, on our perception of those very things. For example, suppose we focus a lot on the difficult parts of parenting or our children…

#3: Remember Everything Is Temporary

#3: Remember Everything Is Temporary

I still remember when my son was first born, and every stage felt like it lasted a lifetime. I agonized over every developmental milestone and decision I needed to make as his mom.

#2: Spending Quality Time Daily

#2: Spending Quality Time Daily

In our fast-paced world and parenting culture, cultivating quality time in our families and with our children is more important than ever. While this is the most common parenting recommendation we give parents…

#1:  Appreciate Your Child For Who They Are

#1: Appreciate Your Child For Who They Are

While this one may seem obvious, I can’t tell you how often parents have come into my office to share that they would like their child to be different in some way. Less bossy, less active, more active…

Erica’s Top Seven Parenting Tips

Erica’s Top Seven Parenting Tips

As I return to the world of writing for Thrive, I wanted to share a few of my favorite parenting tips for parents of kids of all ages. I was hoping to have these be as universally applicable as possible rather than specialized to a specific situation…

Parenting Goal: Happy Children?

Parenting Goal: Happy Children?

Recently, I re-shared a post on social media about how this generation is being raised without limits and that this is well, leading them to be quite entitled and also not prepared for adulthood.

First Blog of 2023

First Blog of 2023

I think it has been over a year since I last wrote a blog or any content for Thrive. Honestly, I typically love writing for our website and social media accounts. While a part of me has missed using this avenue…

Meet Dr. Erica Wollerman, our Founder

Meet Dr. Erica Wollerman, our Founder

This is an excerpt from an interview between our founder, Dr. Erica Wollerman, and CanvasRebel. To read the interview in full, check it out here! Alright, Erica thanks for taking the time to share your stories…