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Rethinking Fortnite

June 8, 2019

With Christmas only two days away, should you rethink any of the gifts you’ve decided to give? Game consoles and Fortnite are sure to be under the tree for many a child this season, but is that a good idea? Are you comfortable with the dynamics and potential issues a game like that could be…


International Women’s Day: Some Heartful Suggestions for Celebrating Moms!

March 4, 2019

Moms!  This Friday, just like every March 8, is International Women’s Day—a day designed to celebrate women that rose out of our struggle for equal rights. The first such day—National Woman’s Day—took place over 100 years ago on February 29, 1909; a year later, the holiday gained international traction.  This year, the theme of IWD…


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…


NY Times: Why Companies Have Started to Coach New Parents

November 14, 2018

Companies are providing employees who are new parents, with coaching sessions, either in person, over the phone or through small group sessions that may be broadcast over the web. They are hoping to retain more women by helping them through a stressful time, while eventually improving gender diversity among their senior employees. Read more from the…


Washington Post: My 2-year-old bites and hits. But that doesn’t make him a bully

October 18, 2018

The language we use matters. Next time, before we use a loaded term like “bully” let’s stop and consider whether that’s really what’s going on, and what we might be able to do to help a child or situation, rather than harm. Source:


NY Times: Opinion – To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

October 7, 2018

Coaching can be an incredibly powerful and transformative tool for parents, children, and families. It takes an investment of time and money and energy, but the benefits make that well worth it. I have seen these changes in my clients. Contact me for more information on the benefits of coaching–after all, we can all use…


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.