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Gentle Parenting for Stronger, Happier Families

May 1, 2024

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May 1, 2024

A Message from Gail

Hello Everyone,

As summer approaches, I want to emphasize the importance of nurturing our children’s emotional well-being, especially during this time of disrupted routines and schedules. At Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL), we understand that gentle parenting and emotional connection can affect a child’s development.

With the school doors closing for the summer, many families find themselves navigating a landscape of fluctuating routines and schedules. While this change can be exciting for some, it can also pose challenges for gentle parenting practices. Without the structure of school days, children may struggle to regulate their emotions, leading to increased stress for both children and parents.

Focus on Connection

It’s crucial to recognize that gentle parenting is not always easy, especially when faced with the unpredictability of summer break. However, this time also presents a unique opportunity for families to strengthen their bonds and foster deeper connections. By spending quality time together, engaging in meaningful activities and practicing patience and understanding, families can create a nurturing environment where children feel safe, valued and supported.

Research has shown that the quality of parent-child relationships significantly affects a child’s emotional and cognitive development. By prioritizing togetherness and emotional connection, families can mitigate the effects of stress and build resilience in their children. This, in turn, contributes to the overall well-being and happiness of the entire family unit.

Building Stronger, Happier Families

As we embark on this summer journey, let us embrace the opportunity to cultivate stronger, happier families through the power of gentle parenting and emotional connection.


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Gail Cozadd