Golden Nugget

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Golden Nugget

I think the golden nugget that I’d like to share is that the parenting journey is not just about raising children – it’s about raising adults. And with that message, what’s critically important, all the way through childhood – starting in infancy – the value of struggle cannot be emphasized enough. Giving your young children opportunities to struggle so that they gain the skills of self-soothing, delayed gratification and frustration tolerance are critical for them to be happy adults and ones that are able to manage the frustrations and obstacles that may come their way as they grow.
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Allison LaTona, MFT

Parent Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist

Allison LaTona, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist, whose life-changing consultation groups provide a practical and compassionate roadmap for those navigating the journey of parenthood. LaTona has 18 years of experience counseling children, families, couples and individuals, and has facilitated groups in private practice, as well as at Santa Monica's Babygroup with Donna Holloran, MSW, for over a decade. La Tona is an author for Twigtale, an online resource for creating transition books for young children.  

Focusing on respectful parenting philosophies, the power of language, emotional intelligence, and a child's natural developmental capabilities, LaTona offers specific strategies and invaluable insights that ease the inherent challenges of contemporary parenthood. Her work empowers parents with the vision and tools to create thriving and fulfilling family lives, and fosters long-term connections within a supportive community. With 13 years "in the trenches" raising two young children of her own, LaTona's personal path complements her professional credentials. Her empathy, experience, and dedication fuel her passionate commitment to her work.

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