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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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“I’ll Talk To You After I Help You Calm Down”

October 20, 2020

Last week, I shared a story about the day I found myself yelling at my sobbing, tantruming child and told her to “use her words.” Not my finest parenting moment, I’ll admit, but we all screw up sometimes.  Some of us (me) on a pretty regular basis. Since that time I’ve learned a thing or…

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“I’ll Talk To You When You Use Your Words”

October 13, 2020

“Calm down! Use your words!” I remember the day I yelled those words at my toddler-aged daughter as she writhed around on the floor of her bedroom, upset at some seemingly small transgression on my part, but utterly unwilling—or so I thought—to tell me what was going on. My blood started to boil as I…

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Are You Transitioning with Intention and Thought?

September 29, 2020

Two weeks ago, we discussed the power of routines in helping our children—and ourselves—manage the increased emotional labor that has inevitably accompanied whatever school looks like in your house right now. Finding routines that support predictability while remaining flexible can be a game-changer. But if you’re anything like me, you need more than one tool…

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What You Can Do is All You Can Do

September 22, 2020

Does the weight of the world feel heavy to you right now?  I’m not going to lie…it does to me. 2020 has been hard—so, so hard. I started the year with a cancer diagnosis (I’m fine, thankfully), and no sooner than that was behind me, COVID took over our lives.  From there, we have collectively…

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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.