As moms of 7 kids between the two of us, we’ve learned a few things about parenting over the last 13 years.
But that still doesn’t make us experts at knowing what to do next. With each kid or with each passing year comes new challenges that no one prepares us for.
They told us it would be mother’s intuition, but intuition doesn’t cover half of it when they hit the tween and teen years. When you first have your baby there are all kinds of communities where you can ask questions about unknown rashes and ask for advice about your child’s sleeping habits.
But as they grow up, your child’s privacy becomes more of their own and parents become more conscious of what they are sharing or asking in fear that it might embarrass or "out" their child. Yet, we’re still completely lost as we hit these tween and teen years and the behaviour shifts have been as though we need to learn our kids all over again for who they’ve now become.
Cue, The Common Parent.
We wanted to create a community that first and foremost was something we were desperately looking for.
A place to normalize tween and teens’ sometimes unpredictable behaviour and get the expert advice we’re seeking to keep our relationships with our kids strong during their tween and teen years as opposed to tumultuous.
We had no idea what a "power struggle" was.
We had no idea what codependency looks like and our role in raising a co-dependent child.
We had no idea how to help our kids work through anxious moments in the most effective way.
Our goal with The Common Parent is to create a community where you can ask questions and get informed expert opinions that give you a roadmap on where to go next.
It’s tangible tools and takeaways you can add to your parenting toolkit.
It doesn’t have to be this hard and you don’t need to figure it out on your own.
We’re right here with you and we hope The Common Parent will be your go-to resource when your parenting feels off the rails.