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The Power of Messaging

July 21, 2022

What face do you show your kids when they walk in the room?  As they enter, are you busy looking to see if their shoes are on the right feet, noticing the spot on their shirt, or wondering whether they completed the chore you asked? Or do your eyes light up with their presence? Do…

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The Power of A Pause

July 7, 2022

Anyone who lives with a tween or teen knows that sometimes the days can be bumpy and a bit unpredictable—like toddlers, they can go from happy to angry to sad in what feels like a matter of seconds sometimes.  One recent afternoon, this was the exact scene in my home—my tween daughter said something I…

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Three Things We Can ALL Do to Accept and Celebrate LGBTQ+ Kids and Families

June 23, 2022

Happy Pride Month!  June has long been a time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ family members, friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and began originally as a tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots. It’s become a time of rainbow flags, glitter, and parades all with the purpose of bringing awareness to the difficulties still faced by…

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WHY I GAVE MY 4-YEAR OLD A KNIFE

June 16, 2022

On an evening not unlike this one not too long ago, dinner preparation was somewhat frantically under way in the Keating household when I looked across the kitchen island and heard a little voice say, “Can I help, Mama?” My husband and I both looked at one another, took a deep breath, sighed and smiled…

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Is connection one of your values? It’s one of mine!

April 13, 2022

What do you know about The Heartful Parent, really?  You graciously let me into your inbox nearly every week—a privilege I do not take lightly—and listen to my thoughts on both parenting and safety issues.   You may know me personally, you may be a client or former client, you may have heard me speak, or…

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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.