Parenting Tips, Info, & Advice
Does language matter? Does the way you talk to your children make a difference? If you’re like most parents, you suspect that it does, but you’re not sure exactly how. You know that there are times your children are more cooperative than others, but you can’t really put your finger on why. It turns out…READ MORE
Yesterday was a particularly hard day in parenting for me. I was tired, I was feeling vulnerable, and I was a bit emotionally raw from a couple challenging weeks. It left me feeling frustrated, and I know I didn’t show up as the parent I strive to be. As things calmed down last night, I…READ MORE
At Savvy Parents Safe Kids and The Heartful Parent Collective, we believe that language matters—and that language can be a powerful force for shaping how we view something. The way we talk about and address the sexual abuse of children is one such place where the words we use impact our perspective. You have likely…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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,…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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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.