“A gigantic body of research shows that the relationships in a kid’s life are like the roots of a tree, when kids have strong roots they can grow, they can thrive, they can withstand the storms life throws at them.” -Kent Pekel

In this touching and informative article from KQED, Relationships Are Important. How Do We Build Them Effectively With Kids? Pekel talks about losing his wife to cancer, moving forward raising his three kids, and how he learned to focus on the importance of the relationships he was building with them.

You can also tune into Pekel’s TED talk Getting Relationships Right

Looking for more family/parenting resources? Head to our Parenting and Family Resource pages

Interested in a helpful and engaging NH parent/family podcast?  Tune into the NH Family Now podcast, hosted by the NH Children’s Trust. Topics range from mental health to childcare to the importance of family voice.