Welcome to the Summer 2019 issue!

Happy Summer!

Hopefully your family has been enjoying the outdoors together, enjoying time and freedom as you celebrate this, the warmest of the seasons. As always, our summer issue offers insights and inspiration on topics that apply directly to your lives as parents. The voices of experts and peers alike offer companionship and wisdom as you evolve in your parenting role.

Our first section, Taking the Step, has seven articles focused on the transition to parenthood: the experiences of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting that are so transformational. This issue offers a focus on the experiences of fathers in parenting. Of particular interest is The Transition to Fatherhood on page 28. This issue’s study guide contains questions for discussion on this sometimes overlooked experience.

The next section, Staying the Course, contains seven articles that encourage you to explore concepts relating to parenting and will leave you feeling more confident in making and living the parenting choices that are best for your family. Your discussion guide offers questions for exploring several of these articles. Don’t Fix a Tantrum, by Natalie Christensen, offers insights and practical suggestions that can be immediately applied to everyday life.

Living the Journey, the final section, offers four articles that address the broader topics that are in the background of our parenting experiences. Discussing these ideas together with other parents provides an opportunity to stretch and try on new ideas.Stealing Time, by Ginny Yurich, offers an opportunity to explore what we want our family’s definition of childhood to look like.

There are endless choices to make as parents, and each feels essential. Our goal is to offer options to explore and to nourish both your curiosity and confidence as parents. The community that you create within your Pathways gathering group will take it from there.

As always, your study guide contains questions for consideration and connections to chiropractic care to stimulate conversation and offer insight.

We wish you peace and confidence in your parenting journey. While the choices are yours to make, know that you are not alone. Your Pathways community is here with you.

Pathways Team

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