8 parenting Instagram accounts to follow to raise emotionally healthy kids
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—being a parent is tough. Thank goodness for the many psychologists and specialists who share parenting advice on Instagram to help you raise emotionally healthy kids.
I wish I had had access to more of their advice when my children were younger. There certainly were days when I could have used better strategies than the ones I had—or didn’t have!
You know when you’re stuck in a situation where your child is acting out and you just don’t know what to do or how to react?
More often than not, it happens when you’re in a rush or when your patience has reached its limits, and you end up doing or saying things you regret later on.
Luckily, there’s hope!
You can raise resilient and emotionally healthy kids with the proper tools and lots of willingness to make it happen.
To help with the ongoing learning experience that is parenting, I’ve come across different Instagram accounts that have given me good ideas on how to deal with certain situations. They also act as reminders or simply cheer me up when I need them the most.
And I won’t lie to you… If you start following these accounts, some days, you won’t want all the advice and you’ll feel like crap reading about things you should be doing and just can’t do. Those days, simply disconnect from social media or scroll through your feed without reading the parenting posts!
8 parenting resources on Instagram to raise emotionally healthy kids
1. Institute of Child Psychology
I like that the Institute of Child Psychology is local to the Edmonton area. Located in Leduc, it was founded by Tammy and Tania, two registered psychologists, registered play therapists and moms.
Their mission is to empower caregivers (parents, teachers, therapists, social workers, psychologists) by giving them pertinent insights, skills, and tools necessary to help children thrive.
Their Instagram feed is full of great content and they offer tons of free resources on their website: the topics covered include gratitude, connecting with your child, sleep, meltdowns, resilience, childhood trauma, anxiety, media plan, words to calm a child, etc.
2. Blimie Heller @unconditional_parenting
This is one of the accounts I wish I had been following when my kids were little.
Back then, I didn’t know about Instagram. I searched on Google to find answers to my many questions and read a few psychology books. The advice or examples I found sounded good in theory, but I often had no idea how to apply them in practice, or what they suggested just wouldn’t work with the issues I was dealing with.
Blimie Heller’s @unconditional_parenting Instagram account is a gem when it comes to finding examples of real-life situations that involve you and your children. It really helps and gives you tips and ideas on how to react and guide your child with respect. Her examples help you understand how your child may feel and what to do to make things better and have a healthier parent/child relationship.
She gives tons of easy-to-read parenting tips you can save to go back to whenever you need them.
Good for kids of all ages!
3. Big Life Journal
Big Life Journal is another great Instagram account to follow for quick tips to help you raise resilient, confident and emotionally healthy children.
They offer free weekly printables and post lots of carousels with brief parenting advice. Once again, these are great to save to your Instagram favourites to go back to them whenever you need a little reminder.
4. Dr. Becky at Good Inside
Dr. Becky is a mom of three young kids and a clinical psychologist specializing in parenting, resilience, anxiety, and relationships.
On Instagram, she shares easy-to-find information on how to respond in different situations like dealing with bad behavior, what to do when your child lies to you, responding to “Look what I made!”, tantrums, strategies for “dramatic kids”, etc.
She has written a book, offers a membership and workshops, and has a podcast.
5. Resilient Little Hearts
Resilient Little Hearts empowers parents, teachers and professionals to cultivate resilience and emotional health in children.
Their Instagram account is full of great quotes, reminders and parenting advice. Some posts will help you feel better about being a normal/imperfect parent!
6. Responsive Parenting
Responsive Parenting is another great parenting account to follow to better understand children’s feelings and needs. There is lots of saveable and shareable content in their feed!
7. Seed & Sew
Seed & Sew supports teachers and families with the tools for regulation and connection, helping children thrive and build resilience.
8. Curious parenting
I just started following this account while writing this blog post. At first glance, it looks like they share tons of valuable information and answer many of the questions you may have!
And that’s a wrap!
Do you know any other parenting Instagram accounts worth following?
I'm Marie-Pierre, an easygoing mother of two and a documentary family photographer. I believe we can all learn and grow from other people's experiences. Real life stories help us relate to each other, open our minds and feel better about ourselves.
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