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The Power of Books and Ideas for Celebrating Them

March 2, 2022

One of my new year’s goals this year was to increase the number of books I read. I’ve always loved reading, and have two daughters who are also avid readers and story-lovers. But that didn’t happen by accident. My husband and I have been reading to them since they were born, and even as my…


10 Seconds is All They Need

October 12, 2021

Did you know that 13 million students will be bullied in the US this year? That means that 1 in 4 students will be bullied, and that 1 in 3 will be cyberbullied.  Those are not great statistics. But there’s good news! In over half of bullying situations, when someone intervenes, the bullying stops within…


Self-Care: An Essential Element to Survival

September 28, 2021

In honor of September, Self-Care Awareness Month  What do you think about when you hear the phrase “self-care?” If you’re like many parents, your first response might be, “Self-care? Who has time for that?”  If pressed, you might respond that it consists of indulgences like a massage, a glass of wine, a pedicure, or maybe…


This is Freakin’ Hard: Three Simple Things You Can Do to Make it Easier

September 23, 2021

This is a hard season in parenting. It just is. For all of us. I’m no exception. No point in sugarcoating it. The Atlantic article “Parents Are Not Okay” really resonated with me…I’m seeing it in my clients, with my friends, and in my very own home. The stress we are all feeling right now,…


Bringing it Home: Celebrating Black History Month with Intention

February 11, 2021

February is Black History Month! Some schools do a phenomenal job of celebrating—and learning from—important holidays and honoring months like Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Women’s History Month, and Black History Month. And yet this year, with so many kids learning from home, I fear that some of the learning that might otherwise…


What Is Positive Discipline Anyway?

November 24, 2019

In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its policy statement on discipline for the first time since 1989, taking a firm stand against the use of any corporal punishment or harsh verbal discipline. So what do we use instead? Positive Discipline, the parenting approach developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen, provides some answers, and can…


Teaching Children The Art of Gratitude

November 24, 2019

Research in the field of positive discipline has established that gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness, more positive emotions, better physical health, higher levels of resilience, and stronger more connected relationships. What are you doing to model and cultivate this important emotion in your children? See below for the thoughts I shared…


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Christy Keating is a certified parent coach,  positive discipline educator, and motivational speaker. She is the founder and CEO of The Heartful Parent Collective, which includes Heartful Parent Coaching, Savvy Parents Safe Kids, and Heartful Parent Academy.

The mother of two amazing daughters, Christy strives to build a happier, healthier world - one child, one parent, and one family at a time.