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Playful Wisdom is an educational platform that helps parents go from confused and struggling with their parenting to empowered with curiosity and connection with their children.

Playful Wisdom offers real-world guidance to help you develop that inner know-how.

So that you know what to do when you don’t know what to do.

We have found that knowledge in a few areas (neuroscience, attachment, child development, & play) can make parenting easier and bring back the

joy of being a parent!

Lately, you’ve been feeling burnt-out on parenting. It feels like you’ve tried everything and you’ve just hit a wall. One day you visit the park with your child and you see a little one who is on the verge of a major meltdown. You immediately feel for the parent as they kneel down trying to alleviate the situation, you have been there and you know the disaster that’s coming. But then with a touch, a look, and a short conversation the child is suddenly back, happily playing again.


What? Wait!?   What am I missing?

You love your child deeply, but you feel like you don’t enjoy parenting anymore, what happened? You've committed so much time and energy to finding the perfect tool or strategy for your child. You're exhausted. Now, you find yourself searching for the courage to find more to this parenting thing than frustration and struggle.

You're ready for a change…


You’re tired of feeling isolated, overwhelmed, inadequate, and ashamed that you can’t figure out how to parent your child. But you’re dedicated to learning about your child and their needs.

You need information that fits with your schedule, a researched-based framework, that is child development focused, conscious about connection and relationship, and accounts for whole-child wellness from someone who lives it. 


You crave connection with other like-minded parents. You recognize the importance of those relationships in helping you raise a resilient child while empowering you as a parent to find joy again.


You’re looking for a professional who not only has the information you need, you know they have been in the trenches with you. Someone who can simplify, encourage, and help you bring joy to parenting.


You’re learn to connect, to bring joy back to your parenting. You’re ready to decrease the power struggles. You’re ready to learn to parent YOUR child’s unique needs. You’re ready to feel more confident in your relationship with your child.

Because of the love you have for your child, you already...


  • Know the relationship with your child is important

  • Are curious about what to do next, because you know there is more

  • Are ready to experience a play-filled parenting connection

But somewhere along the way, you hit a wall and ...


  • Realized you cannot parent alone

  • Started yelling, rather than talking

  • Began correcting instantly, rather than connecting

  • Found it hard to be authentic

  • Now you’re overwhelmed and feel like giving up

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Playful Wisdom is: 

  • A safe space to learn and grow as a parent and family unit. 

  • Focused on the relationship and connectivity between the parent and child.

  • Developed by a collective of highly-trained child & family therapists who every day empower parents to be the greatest resource for helping their child overcome difficulties.

  • We also recognized the lack of sound resources and guidance available for parents when it comes to parenting the whole child- emotional, mental, social, physical.

  • An on-demand program for parents to get the information they are curious about and can trust in its guidance.

  • A place where parents can find community and learn from others who have faced similar challenges, believe in children being human deserving of respect and opportunity to grow in whole health.

Benefits & Features

When you join the Playful Wisdom Parenting community you will:​

  1. ​Learn how your parenting blueprint is impacting the way you parent.

  2. Know what experts in the field are discovering about how a child develops (neuroscience, brain development, & sensory systems).

  3. Learn to identify and parent to these primitive systems. 

  4. Learn how ALL behavior is communication and with connection,  unwanted behaviors can improve. By using curiosity and relationship as your guide.

  5. Parent playfully to increase connection & strengthen the parent-child relationship.

  6. Foster empathy and compassion to challenge shame dynamics. 

  7. A breakdown of each session can be found here

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In Playful Wisdom Courses you will find:

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"Cary is a phenomenal educator & trainer on playful techniques to build relationships, on child emotional wellness & healthy development. You will learn more in one hour with Cary, then whole classes from other experts. If you get a chance to hear Cary speak you will walk away knowing more about you as a parent & the power Play in parenting."

- Sarah



Founded in neuroscience research and child development from Licensed Mental Health clinicians who are specially trained in child attachment, sensory regulation, and brain-based practices of speaking a child’s language and translating this knowledge to parents. Sharing our secrets for mental wellness and 




To know belonging, where you can come as you are, give and receive support with others who share their lived experience, grow, and develop connected relationships with your child by learning the power of play.


Connection is at the core of being human and feeling it allows us to be vulnerable and brave in our parenting.



Learn how curiosity fosters connection, decreases conflicts, and strengthens your parent-child bond. These courses will challenge you to shift your thinking about parenting. Give you resources and skills to develop a relationship that grows your child’s brain and regulates calm. Increasing your resilience as a parent and increasing communication with your child. Curiosity opens doors and allows for learning, healing, and wellness to be present.



There is hope for you to become the parent you have always wanted to be. These courses acknowledge the depth of learning and practice that parenting takes to raise healthy humans. 


This community acknowledges how incredibly difficult this parenting experience can be while at the same time believing struggle is a part of the journey, not the final destination. 



This is where you can find the knowledge to rise above the chaos of the day-to-day strains. To gain clarity on the type of parent you want to be for your child, and to use 

those strengths to empower your family towards wellness.

We want to guide you in having the forever skills to rely on no matter your child's age.

Is this where you belong?

This parenting community is for you if:

  1. You’re the parent or primary caregiver of a child with challenging behaviors.

  2. You’re looking to grow in your knowledge of child development, sensory sensitivities, and the neuroscience of the brain-body connections, proven to develop healthy humans.

  3. You are searching for support that does not just address your child’s challenges but sees YOU and your needs in this two-sided equation.

  4. Parents who strive to be flexible, adaptable, brave, resourceful, curious, and inclusive to those around them. 

  5. You’re ready for personal growth as an individual and as a parent. You’re open to reflection, introspection, and shifting your perspective.

  6. You want to ensure your whole child is being nurtured, including their emotional mental well being.

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This Parenting community is NOT for you if:

  1. You are not the parent or primary caregiver.

  2. You’re looking for a “quick fix” for your child or for yourself.

  3. You’re seeking a platform to vent your frustrations without any interest in investing your time and energy in making positive changes within yourself or within your relationship with your child.

  4. You are not open to viewing your child’s challenging behaviors as a symptom of being human, rather than intentional and willful defiance.

  5. You are looking for a place to ask members about their child’s experience with medications or various treatments. This is outside the scope of this parenting community.

Curious to know more?

We are excited to support you on your Parenting adventure!

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Playfully Parenting!

With gratitude,

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The information contained on this site, blog posts, videos and interviews are for general education purposes and do not constitute professional advice. If you are a provider, it’s important to seek training, continuing education or clinical supervision. If you are a parent, I encourage you to seek direct help from a qualified provider for your child and family. All identifying information, including names and other details, has been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. *The photos used are stock photography models and do not represent specific individuals in any way.

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