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Cell Phones – Top 5 Tips for Success

September 8, 2022

The new school year is a time when many parents consider their child’s communication needs and make the decision to get them a cell phone. And for most parents, that decision involves some fear and trepidation—and rightly so. Now, I love technology and I’m more attached to my phone than I sometimes would like to…


Why I Don’t Share Much About My Kids

July 28, 2022

Look…parenting is my thing.  And by that, I mean not only do I do it every day in my personal life (of course), but also because of my job I kind of live and breathe parenting. Working as a parent coach and educator means I’m always thinking about, studying, and considering how to best support…


November 15, 2021

The internet is amazing…it is a place we go to feel connected, to learn, to work, and to dream. It can also be, however, a dangerous place—particularly for children who have not yet learned what is safe, what is not, and how to be a responsible digital citizen. And although it can bring many wonderful…


How To Talk To Your Kids About Online Monitoring

November 15, 2021

Guest Post by Scott Reddler. When you consider that 73% of teenagers have access to a smartphone, you can begin to appreciate the importance of parental supervision to steer kids away from dangers that lurk on the world wide web. Your children likely don’t appreciate all of the potential dangers online with cyberbullying, sexting, and…


How Safe is That School Laptop *Really*?

November 15, 2021

The title to the email was “Parenting help desperately needed!” It came in first thing in the morning before I had even started my workday, and as I opened it with interest, the description that followed surprised even me. This parents’ 4th grader had accessed pornography. Not only had she accessed it, but she had…


Why Your Kid Can Easily be Sucked Into an Online Predators Web

November 15, 2021

Article written by Jill Goetz, Preschool and Early Educator Child Safety Specialist. The story has played out in the nightly news, in Glamour magazine, and through online articles; Lucas Michael Chansler was sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of producing child pornography. The FBI is currently searching for HUNDREDS…


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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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.