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How to T.A.L.K. S.C.A.R.E.D with your Kid

December 7, 2021

I’d really rather NOT be writing about this right now. Especially in the middle of so many winter holidays when we all so desperately need joy in our lives. But I got a phone call yesterday morning from a client that really hit home. This parent was calling because there was an active shooter threat…

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The Values-Manners Link

December 3, 2021

Guest Post by Lara Lockwood, Founder of Savvy Sosh, LLC I’m a mom of three boys—a tween, a teen, and a college grad—and the struggle to get them prepared to enter the world chewing with their mouths closed, automatically saying please and thank you, sitting with their butts in a chair (and sometimes even remembering…

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“What’s Your Plan for That?”: How to Empower Your Kids

November 15, 2021

Does language matter? Does the way you talk to your children make a difference? If you’re like most parents, you suspect that it does, but you’re not sure exactly how.  You know that there are times your children are more cooperative than others, but you can’t really put your finger on why. It turns out…

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Whose Problem Is It?

November 10, 2021

Yesterday was a particularly hard day in parenting for me. I was tired, I was feeling vulnerable, and I was a bit emotionally raw from a couple challenging weeks. It left me feeling frustrated, and I know I didn’t show up as the parent I strive to be. As things calmed down last night, I…

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How Children Can Travel the World Through Books

March 10, 2021

This week I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend and colleague Bunmi Emenanjo. Like me, Bunmi is a lawyer who has dived into entrepreneurship with the hope of making a big impact in the world. Her professional work to date has had her moving fluidly between the legal and biotechnology world over the…

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Leading by the Power of Our Example

January 26, 2021

When President Biden gave his victory speech on November 7, 2020 and again when he addressed the nation at his Inauguration last week, he said “We will lead not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.” The power of our example. Wow. It’s a powerful statement for the…

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

December 18, 2020

We’re almost there!  Can you believe it?  What a wild ride 2020 has been. Along the way, I have cried tears of frustration, sadness, anger, and overwhelm.  Perhaps you can relate? The stress of parenting, homeschooling/virtual learning, working, partnering, self-care, and managing the collective grief and fear brought on by the pandemic, the election, the…

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How Judy Blume Nearly Ruined Christmas

December 9, 2020

When I was in the third grade, Judy Blume nearly ruined Christmas for me. Perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but after having enjoyed books like Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Freckle Juice, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, I never could have guessed that Superfudge would lead to my holiday undoing.…

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You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry: Positive Discipline and the Elf on the Shelf

December 1, 2020

The Christmas season is upon us (gasp!) and [for those who celebrate], with it comes a whole host of family traditions. And despite the fact that its 2020, this year, like every year, we used the day after Thanksgiving to crank up the Christmas tunes while my girls decorated the gingerbread houses that my mom…

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Make December Heartful!

December 1, 2020

For many, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, something else, or nothing else, December is a mixture of fun and and stress , joy and obligations, magic and overwhelm. And although much of what to do in December we do for our children, it can become so easy to get annoyed or lose sight of the…

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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.