building community to help parents and children

by Karen Wolfe, MFT

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Parenting can be isolating and exhausting. There's so much to be done that at times we get so stressed out we act in ways we really don't want to, but we don't know what else to do. We lose touch with the sweet moments that are possible just being with our children as we get lost in the day to day grind. 

But what if it doesn't have to be that way? What if we can come together as parents to connect, support one another, laugh, cry, and remember how to stop all our mind chatter and running around and appreciate these moments with our kids before they are gone. What if we could even remember to play?

This vision is exactly what the Parenting by Connection Meet-ups are all about. It's a time for parents to gather and remember we are in this together -- a safe place to work through challenges in parenting, and a time to get re-inspired with tools to address parenting and connecting with your kids.

We will get together monthly to share in one another's presence, offer listening time for each other, and talk about Parenting by Connection tools for helping your child through difficult emotions, setting limits, adding more connection and play into your family life, and plugging into a support system of other parents.

We are not in this alone. Join us!

Parenting By Connection Meet ups are held at Recess on the third Thursday of each month, from 7:30-9pm

Learn tools to connect with your child, set limits with love, and get support for the tough job of parenting in community with other like-minded parents.


Karen Wolfe, MFT is a psychotherapist in San Francisco and the East Bay. She is passionate about helping children and families thrive and has particular expertise with children with exceptional learning and sensory styles.

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