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Please Don’t Talk About My Wife That Way

October 2, 2019

I was chatting with a client this morning when she reported that her 8-year old son was frustrated at school and calling himself “stupid.” She was sad and not sure how to help him realize that he is anything but.  We discussed several different approaches and came up with a plan, and then I remembered…

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Consent Is Not The Gold Standard: The Most Important Conversation You May Not Be Having With Your Teens

August 1, 2019

Brock Turner. Austin Wilkerson. Jacob Anderson. Jordan Johnson. William Beebe. All the names are too many to list here, but they all share one thing: they were “good boys” from “good families” who committed (and in most cases were convicted of) rape on their college campuses.  As parents of boys, we read these names and…

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Being The Calm During The Storm: Using Positive Discipline To Address Misbehavior Calmly and Confidently

July 15, 2019

I was on a plane last weekend when a child sitting directly in front of me apparently rolled his eyes as his mom was talking to him from across the aisle. He looked to be about seven years old and had been well-behaved (as best I could tell) during the entire five-hour flight.  And though…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/10/11/my-year-old-bites-hits-

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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.