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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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The Gift of Gratitude

November 24, 2020

Only days away from American Thanksgiving, the idea of gratitude is front and center for many of us right now. In a year that feels like it just keeps taking at every turn, many of us are looking keenly at the things and people we can still be grateful for.  My Facebook feed for November…

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Be The Change

November 3, 2020

We are on the cusp of an historic election that will absolutely determine the course of our country for many years to come. This one is unlike any I have seen in my nearly 50 years, and regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, my guess is that you have some anxiety and…

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Do You Know the Antidote for Bullying?

October 27, 2020

When I was in the 4th grade, I was terribly, horribly bullied. A few girls that had been my close friends for years, suddenly and unexpectedly threw me out and excluded me from the group; I was subjected to taunts, put-downs, and ridicule. Recess every day was pure and utter hell. I had no idea…

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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.