Parenting Tips, Info, & Advice
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…READ MORE
“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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
We are in the midst of a school year unlike any of us have seen before, and whether your school-age child(ren) are attending school virtually, in-person, or in some combination of the two, we’re all learning as we go. And my guess is that whether it is going well or you are struggling, or somewhere…READ MORE
Many of you may be able to relate to this sweet mama’s predicament—we’ve probably all had different times throughout our parenting when we wonder if we can do it—if we can understand and respond to our baby’s/child’s/teens needs. It’s a hard place to be, and we all need a little grace and support. In reading…READ MORE
Dear Heartful, My challenge right now is having my 5-year old son listen and take direction. He is consistently talking back and mocking me. I’m not sure what I can do because I can waste my whole day telling him what to do, and he won’t do it! I have exhausted myself. Thanks, K.M. Dear…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.