From Lori’s Laptop, March 2017

From Lori’s Laptop, March 2017

March brings the promise of spring and the luck o’ the Irish to our doors. As they say, “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.”

With spring comes new growth and it reminds us how quickly time flies especially as we watch our little ones emerge with new growth every time we turn around.

It is nature’s way that children are constantly changing and as they change so do we, their parents. Adapting to new skills and language abilities and cognitive leaps, such as they now argue with everything, means parents are kept on their toes.

This never ending evolution results in rare times of settling in and feeling like there is NEVER a status quo. It can be exhausting, exciting, invigorating, confusing, difficult, and fantastic all at once.

In March we are all Irish yet good parenting may require more than luck. All parents need support and connections and ideas when they are at a loss, or even when they’re not! For those times we lock ourselves in the bathroom, want to scream yet we don’t, call a friend or our mom, good parenting takes on many shapes and forms. It’s not easy, but it is filled with joy and the promise of a new beginning.

Empowering parents is a core activity and value at Giraffe Laugh. Families stay strong when parents thrive. We have a wonderful opportunity to participate in something called Community Cafés which are designed for parents to come together to share ideas, stories, find support and to share information that will empower you and your family life. If you are a current or past parent at Giraffe Laugh, please take our survey to let us know if you’re interested in participating: Parent Café Survey

Irish Proverb: May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

Happy St. Patrick’ Day and Happy spring!

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