Folks often ask us what tips and strategies can you give us to be a better parent. The truth is being a parent is hard – there are no high school, college or graduate school courses devoted to parenting. Many of us grew up in households with physical, mental health, substance abuse and other problems. From our experiences as professionals, parents have the best intentions and do the best they can do with the resources, knowledge and training available to them. And the truth is we can always do a better job. Here are some tips to guide parents as we navigate the parenting world.