We are all born literally connected to another human being through the umbilical cord. The moment the cord is severed, we spend the rest of our lives seeking that level of connection.
Dr. Dity Brunn
Child Parent Connection’s primary mission is to help parents and children feel more connected. Deep, authentic connection is what all human beings crave. We all want to feel felt, especially by the ones we love the most. This is especially true for families with young children. Unfortunately, many tragic and difficult life events block our ability to discover the joy of a meaningful, genuine connection. Child Parent Connection aims to re-build the need for connection between family members in a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.
Vulnerability is letting ourselves be seen. True connection requires vulnerability. Child Parent Connection acknowledges that being a parent is one of life’s most vulnerable tasks. It’s as vulnerable, if not more vulnerable, than being a child, and this truth is not recognized enough. Vulnerability has the capacity to lead us in two directions: toward shame, where we hide our true selves and feel disempowered; or toward powerful connection, where we feel free to be our authentic selves with the ones we trust. Child Parent Connection’s secondary mission is to help families feel safe, even when they feel vulnerable. Exposing our needs to the most significant people in our lives helps us feel stronger, stand taller, and feel more united as a family.