How does having a Mom Tribe comfort a child?

Having a Mom Tribe matters…a lot.

Over on my consulting (Your Child and Family Solutions) website , I shared about how having your own tribe helps your kids out as much as as it helps you. Of course, this is true for any parent or caregiver, whether you’re a mom, a dad, a grandparent, a foster parent, or a teacher. 

So, how does a Mom Tribe help comfort kids? In a nutshell, research has consistently shown that surrounding kids with positive, nurturing relationships like those exhibited in strong, supportive networks of adults (i.e., tribes), significantly increases the likelihood of at least three things for our children:

  1. Overall good health and well-being
  2. Resiliency— the ability to successfully face adversity
  3. Cooperation, motivation, and school success

Recently, I had the opportunity to join with two friends in my own Mom Tribe. We got together to support Autism. You see, April is the month where we celebrate Autism Awareness. And, what better way to celebrate and to strengthen Moms (or any parent/caregiver) and their children with Autism than to come together? Not just in word but in deed.

That’s just what we did. We met for lunch to simultaneously make our donations to an effort we believe in that supports Autistic children and their families.

What’s even better? By making time to sit down to talk together and listen to each other, we were actively supporting each other, strengthening our tribe, and supporting each other’s children at the same time. You see, sometimes we feel like we are facing our challenges alone, but when we connect with our tribe we realize, we are not alone and there are others who understand, who care, who will take the time to listen, and who will actively support us throughout our struggles. No matter what we—or our children—are facing, they are there to cheer us on, to give us hope and to tell us to just. keep. going.

So what can we do to comfort and support our kids, all kids?

Whether they are typically developing, on the spectrum living with Autism, or just have a particularly unique way of experiencing this world, all kids need a little extra TLC (tender loving care)—whatever that may look like for them as individuals— especially when they’re overwhelmed or hurting.

Taking what we know and making it what we do, it seems essential that we would surround our kiddos with loving, nurturing adults who are truly invested in their relationships with them. Yep, circle around those babies, join the ranks, invest in your tribe. You’ll be better off for it, and your kids will be too.

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