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Are you tired of parenting-on-empty?


Do you feel ready to leave the scattered, tweet-by-tweet parenting tips to the birds?


You may be looking for Nurturings - a different kind of parenting resource.

If you're ready to reverse the cycles and negative consequences of parenting-on-empty, if you're ready to spark family flourishing instead, you're in the right place.


Self-help is essential but it's not enough to consistently replenish, nourish and encourage you. Because parenting comes with unique stressors, you'll need unique resources in your corner.


Nurturings brings you together with peers in a format that taps into the timeless, powerful health benefits of social ties. Online tips and techniques can be helpful, but when you're regularly replenished in nurturing relationships where your parenting knowledge is nourished, you're setting up for family flourishing over time. 


Melt your stress and nourish your parenting knowledge in unexpected ways. Feel encouraged to use, and confident to continue using and sharing, effective parenting skills that fit your family's needs. 


With you as your family expert, we surround you with uplifting, strength's-based groups, infused with broad research about healthy parenting. You'll feel replenished. Your internal parenting compass gets updated and nourished with the effective skills that you choose. You watch success unfold at home. Over time, you'll flourish.


You don't have to guess, worry that you're doing things wrong or failing anyone. You don't have to sort and sift through thousands of reviews, comments, posts and tips to figure out. You only need to show up ready to share. Trained peer leaders guide and engage the group so that everyone feels lighter when they leave and ready to return and share with and learn from and with each other.


Wherever you are in your parenting journey, come into these rings of nurture - Nurturings - and feel replenished, nourished and encouraged as a parent. 


Together, we can spark cycles of flourishing for you, your children, your family and your community.


You've heard about resilience, but have you heard about PCEs? 


Positive Childhood Experiences, or PCEs (pronounced "pieces") is a relatively new area of resilience research that's helping us to learn more about adult-child relationships and experiences that increase resilience. 

The cornerstone of resilience, and PCEs, is that a child has at least one positive relationship with caregiving adults in their life.

You've noticed by now that this is right up our alley and all that we do is geared towards healthy parent-child relationships. It's no surprise that these are the relationships that lead to child resilience and lifelong health. We're pretty excited to have this new connection with PCEs and resilience research.

If you've heard of PCEs, you might also have heard of ACEs or Adverse Childhood Experiences. We've been learning over the last several years how pervasive ACEs are in the general population and how they're linked to poor adult physical health. The idea is that the higher the ACEs, the more likely a child is to grow up and experience poor health. The great news is that PCEs matters a lot and the more PCEs children have, the more healthy they are overall, even if they also have ACEs. Not only are PCEs health-giving, but they're especially health-giving when too few of us escape ACEs.


Explore these PCEs articles by Christina Bethell, PhD:




News and Announcements

Parenting During Times of Stress: What to Watch for with Your Children and How to Help

Whether it’s a natural disaster, individual family trauma, or as now a pandemic, families can struggle when daily life is thrown upside down due to these events, and the stress evades our every action and all our thoughts. Let’s break this down by ages of what to watch for and how to start helping offset what is happening in the world.

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