Welcome to Insights For Parents

Insights For Parents is a unique state-of-the-art website designed to help you build confidence and insight as a parent. It offers accurate current information from the developmental sciences to describe and explain important facts and processes of human development from birth through adulthood and combines these with strategies, guiding principles and practices for supporting development and for parenting with deep understanding. It also encourages you to nurture yourself and become ever more aware that development is a lifelong process.

You’ll be more confident as a parent when you understand how your child thinks, feels and acts as he or she grows.

  You’ll learn wonderful, effective ways to guide development and cultivate the loving connection between you and your child.

You’ll be a more thoughtful and skillful consumer of programs, advice and products for children and parents when you know about development and the range of individual variation.

You’ll also learn ways to support your own well being by tending to yourself as both a person and a parent.

Insights For Parents presents a union of contemporary science and a trove of wisdom from many traditions that together help you guide your child with knowledge and wisdom.

The banner image on this website is a prism revealing the colorful spectrum of light that we otherwise perceive as merely white light. Similarly, knowledge of human development reveals many complex processes and phases that we do not otherwise perceive.



girl in playground on slideConcerned about summer slide??? Maybe you shouldn’t be!  Sure kids forget a little of their school knowledge over summer — but there’s a lot to learn from summer “down time.”  Read the new Blog here.




What if you could make a plan?   Something like of a business plan, to create a lot more happiness and a lot less stress in 30 days? That’s the premise of a new book by Kaia Roman, a 40-something married mother of two who decided to change her life for the better. Her ideas seem to have worked and she enthusiastically shares them in her just published book, part memoir and part how-to guide.  Read our review here.





There are lots of benefits to subscribing to the site and becoming a member of Insights For Parents.  You’ll have full access to everything:  summaries of important new research, news and reviews, links to resources, meditations, personal practices, plus ALL of the continually added articles about human development and family well-being. Without a subscription you can only view some entries. PLUS as a member you’ll be able to participate in Forum, comment on Blogs, ask questions and share your own experiences and insights with other parents.

We’re building a vibrant on-line community of insightful parents.  Please join us today!!!

The modest subscription fee makes it possible to bring you Insights For Parents without any advertising or annoying pop-ups.

You can become a member for just $25 per year.

To join, please go here.

At the bottom of our home page you’ll find inspiration and support for daily life.

Weekly Micro Practices.   Here you will find things you can do during the week to support or nurture your child or yourself. There is something new to try each week.  They invite you to explore and be curious. Some are activities to share with your child, some are activities just for you, some are strategies for guiding development, some are thoughts for tending to yourself.

Quotes for the Day are drawn from a huge range of resources and speak to us in some way as parents. They may be thought provoking, encouraging, inspiring or playful.