A Safe Place To Struggle

By Sara Zacuto "Social relations are rewarding, but rarely easy. Young kids are making their first forays into friendship and just beginning to figure this out. Instead of forcing friendships, adults need to guide all kids in gaining better social skills." ~Heather Shumaker

Book Review: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

by Sara Zacuto "Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message of "you're not alone." ~Brené Brown

It’s Not Goodbye After All

By Sara Zacuto "I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive." ~Joseph Campbell

Finding Comfort In Conflict

By Kelsie Castro “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.” -Brene Brown

I’m A Wrestler, Not A Fighter

By Dawn Velez "Facing risk helps children assess the world around them and their place in it. Over time, they see their abilities grow, and they become ever more confident about stretching their boundaries and taking appropriate chances. They also learn about their limits and the consequences of going too far beyond their limits." ~Joan Almon

Build It Up, Knock It Down

by Sara Zacuto "Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportuity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along." ~ Rae Smith

Dear Sara…

"When we teach our children to "be nice" instead of self-aware – which means, self-directed, self-governed, self-boundaried – we teach them that it is more important to be in a relationship, than it is to be true to oneself." ~Shefali Tsabary

We Need To Talk About Our Boys

by Sara Zacuto "Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed, there wouldn't be so many angry men struggling to express and empathize with emotions." ~Leila Schott

Dear Sara…

A thoughtful parent sent me an email the other day posing a question about her twin boys (5). She made the brilliant suggestion to start a "Dear Sara" column where I can address these kind of concerns in a larger forum and offer my advice. I love this idea and asked her if I could [...]

Love Letter to the Drifting Child

By Sara Zacuto "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." ~Brene Brown