Caring for children is one of the world’s most demanding jobs, and to do it well, caregivers need regular replenishment through social, emotional, and practical support. These resources lead to family and child flourishing. Their absence leads to stress and struggles that are more likely to build up and be ignored instead of resolved. This build-up leads to illness for parents and children.
Parents can feel replenished through a traditional sense of belonging and stress-buffering that comes from being connected to and nurtured by others.
Our work is focused on bringing you and other parents together in communities along with trained peer leaders where everyone shares, resolves, and buffers stresses, learns practical coping skills, and nourishes parenting knowledge.
You’ll feel the stress melt, leaving you lighter and allowing you to discover and share new ideas and manageable plans. You’ll find new ways to see old problems, reconnect with and update your internal parenting compass and use practical parenting skills that fit your family’s needs. Starting this cycle of flourishing begins with replenishment.
Our meet-up this week will include discussions about:
• Understanding the importance of achieving balance in relation to promoting healthy attachment
• Focusing on the couple’s relationship
• Finding balance when parents aren’t together
• Practical tips for maintaining balance in the family
We hope you’ll join us!
100 Ash Street
Bristol, TN 37618
* *Once you register, we will email you a link to the Zoom class. Please note the link may not be emailed until the day of the session!
Meet the Instructor!
Samantha Gray is the coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance Education Network and Parenting Sweet, and she has been a parenting educator for more than 24 years. She is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices.
Samantha is certified in many different programs and has created parenting programs. She has led parenting support groups and classes for more than 20 years, covering topics on pregnancy, birth, attachment, feeding, sleep, discipline, balance, childcare, babywearing, teens, life skills, and education. She writes a weekly column On Parenting for the Bristol Herald Courier.
The Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program curriculum training provides parents, child advocates and professionals much needed insight into childrearing with specific tools to help parents learn more about child development, neuroscience, and positive discipline, to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a foundation that will strengthen healthy child attachment.