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5 Reasons Rewards Don’t Work

March 22, 2021

Dear Heartful, What are your thoughts about using rewards to motivate kids? I would love your wisdom on trying to get kids to stay at the table, brush their teeth, or do other simple tasks. Thanks, N.K. Rewards don’t work. Great question, N.K. Here are five reasons why rewarding your child doesn’t work, and what…


Founder Has a “Cool Job” Indeed!

November 24, 2019

As the Founder and CEO of The Heartful Parent (and Owner of Savvy Parents Safe Kids), I know how much work goes into running two successful small businesses, and how much heart I pour into both of them. However, it is always nice to be recognized by an organization bigger than me. Check out this…


It’s Okay Not To Hug: Tips for Teens and Tweens During the Holidays

December 17, 2018

The holidays are, for many, a wonderful time to be with family and friends, share meals and celebrations, and to pause and be thankful. But for children and teens, the holidays can also be fraught with discomfort as they face family members and friends who want to hug, kiss, or snuggle them as a way…


Savvy Parents Safe Kids joins The Heartful Parent Family

October 4, 2018

We are so excited to announce the new ownership of a nationally known and respected business Savvy Parents Safe Kids! Savvy Parents Safe Kids is a Seattle-based company whose mission is to provide parents, early educators, and other caring adults with the strategies they need to confidently talk to kids and teens about personal safety in…


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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.