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Trick or Treat! 5 Savvy Safety Tips for Halloween

October 25, 2021

Happy Halloween! The holiday, for those who celebrate, is almost here, and it’s looking like it will be a more “normal” year than last. My kids are gearing up, ready to don their costumes, and are excited for some good old regular fun. And I’m excited to see all the littles come to our door…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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3 Reasons to Rethink the First Day of School Photos

September 1, 2021

Dear Savvy, I recently posted photos of my kiddos on their first day of school on Facebook—I enjoy sharing their big days with friends and family! I have my privacy settings pretty locked down, so was alarmed when a family member reached out and suggested that I edit the photos so as not to include…

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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…

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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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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…

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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.