Peace at Home

Peace at Home Parenting is a dynamic hub of trusted knowledge and compassionate support that inspires parents to create positive change for their children, their families and themselves. Our content synthesizes the science, our experts’ experience and the power of relationships to support parents as they raise their kids and effectively respond to the unexpected challenges that arise from our unpredictable world.

Our team of 30+ advanced degree experts are drawn to Peace at Home’s body of knowledge, collaborative community and consistent philosophy of practice. Our seasoned specialists focus on development from the womb through young adulthood, as well as specific issues such as difficulties in school, mental health challenges, neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ identity formation, handling racism, navigating grief, and other matters parents and our partners identify.

Our programs are designed for today’s parents who have limited time and energy. Our experts translate the science of the brain-body-behavior connection into proven solutions that quickly produce positive results.


Peace At Home makes a difference:


Participants will use what they learn to take positive action with their famlies


Participants feel more confident about their parenting skills


Overall satisfaction rating by participants

Proven Results.  After just one live session, Peace at Home achieved the gold standard of reducing parenting dysfunction.

Research findings related to pandemic stressors for families indicate that parental support and increased perceived control are promising interventions.*  Peace at Home delivers these needed interventions. A University of Connecticut evaluation reported** the following outcomes for parents who access Peace at Home parenting services:

  • Increased feelings of being supported in parenting goals
  • Increased sense of control and competence with their children
  • Reduced dysfunctional discipline practices
*Brown, Samantha M., et al. “Stress and Parenting During the Global COVID-19 Pandemic.” PsyArXiv, 29 June 2020. Web.
** Russell, Beth, et. al. “Reducing Hostile Parenting through Computer-Mediated Parenting Education” 77 (2017) 66-73.

Meet Our Team


30+ Advanced degree experts who specialize in child and parenting issues from prenatal development through young adulthood.


Passionate about our mission, our staff provides superior customer service and communications to our clients, parents and caregivers.


Extraordinary people committed to improve the lives of families coming together to support Peace at Home

Peace at Home Parenting Principles For you

01. Be your child’s calm center

A calm brain provides the shortest path to a skillful response when your child is emotionally overwhelmed. The ability to keep a calm brain in a tense situation doesn’t happen without practice and commitment. Once you find a practice that works, invite your kids to try a practice that will work for them.

02. Understand yourself

The majority of parents in the US grew up with at least one Adverse Childhood Experience and these experiences powerfully impact you as a parent. You and your whole family benefit when you increase your awareness of how your childhood specifically affects how you think, feel and behave, especially in response to your children. Understanding yourself can help to break negative family patterns.

03. Focus on connection and curiosity

A positive parent child relationship is the most powerful mental health intervention that exists. Healthy relationships are built on positive connection, not control. Curiosity is a way of expressing unconditional love and acceptance and truly seeing who your children are. Stay open to your children, even when they are stressed and misbehaving, and allow them to influence you. And keep in mind that underneath many ongoing misbehaviors are unmet needs or stressors that your curiosity may help you understand.

04. Teach and model kindness and compassion

Avoid dividing the world into good and bad people. Talk about kindness, invite kids to talk about ways they have been kind to people and how other people have been kind to them. Model compassion and talk about how it works in the world - including ways you may or may not have compassion toward yourself and others.

For you and your family

01. Create rules, routines, rhythms, and rituals with your family

Rules articulate the expected behaviors for a peaceful home. They work best when created as a family and are expressed in the positive, telling family members what TO do rather than what NOT to do. Routines, Rhythms and Rituals are the how-we-do-it and the order in which things happen in the home, as well as activities that mark important events, such as holidays. All of these signal safety to the brain and strengthen the feeling of belonging, both of which protect children’s emotional wellbeing.

02. Recognize the power of play and playfulness

Play and playfulness provide powerful signals of safety and open the mind to cooperation and social learning. Songs, rhymes, smiles, and silliness are all ways of playfully inviting children to do almost anything. Set aside time, daily if possible, to connect with your child by joining in their activities, imaginary world, or a game. This communicates respect and acceptance of your child’s interests.

03. Strengthen emotional intelligence

Help children feel comfortable with their own emotions and those of others. Help your child recognize feelings and name them. Treat all emotions as normal, and model expressing and managing them, as well as getting support to handle your emotions. These are the building blocks of emotional intelligence and the first step in helping children become problem solvers.

04. Create Problem Solvers

Children who are problem solvers embody independent thinking, self-awareness, situational awareness, confidence, and emotional intelligence. Entrust your child to make their own decisions about the problems that belong to them. If they need your support, learn how to coach problem solving and use curiosity to invite them to think through the outcomes of their solutions. Refrain from directing, correcting, and offering unsolicited advice and criticism. Strive to parent your child from a place of hope to the best of your ability.

05. Signal Safety

Children look to caregivers for signals of safety or danger. It is vital that as parents we recognize the nature of our own anxious responses. A child who feels safe in relation to their parents and caregivers will naturally use social-emotional strategies to problem solve. Signaling safety is a powerful way to protect your child’s mental health.

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