The Emotional Piggy Bank: Invest in Your Relationship with Your Child

Parents come to us for help with challenging behaviors, yet we always start by building up the parent-child relationship. Learn why and how you can make small changes that will lead to lasting improvements in your relationship and their behavior.

Improve Your Child's Emotion Regulation Skills

A free, 15-page guide packed with practical strategies.

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meet us

We're Drs. Elgin and Alvarez

As child development researchers and clinicians, we were passionate about evidence-based parenting even before having kids ourselves. Once we became parents, we were overwhelmed by the amount of parenting information available, some of which isn’t backed by research. This inspired the Helping Families Thrive mission: to bring parenting science to the real world.  

The tools we share have been found to decrease challenging behaviors, improve parent-child relationships, and decrease parental stress. We don’t promise to make parenting easy, but we do promise that applying our techniques will make the hard work you put in more valuable to you and your family.



emotion regulation guide

Improve Your Child’s Emotion Regulation Skills

A free, 15-page guide