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Is Your Child’s Teacher Savvy and Safe?

September 15, 2022

I didn’t recognize the email address.  I didn’t know the name of the person who sent it.  But the subject line sent chills down my spine. It read: Sex offender list for Deene Juncker. You see, I know Mr. Juncker.  Or at least I know the dark side of him. I prosecuted Mr. Juncker about…

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The Day My Daughter Went Missing

July 14, 2022

One day not long after our younger daughter was born, my husband and I were home on leave. It was one of those classic Seattle fall days where, with the days getting shorter, it felt dark and dreary.  In the late afternoon, the day’s steady drizzle turned to a downpour. At the time, our older…

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Teachers Who Prey On Children: Stopping It Before It Starts

November 15, 2021

When I was a prosecutor in the Special Assault Unit of the King County Prosecutor’s Office, I handled a high-profile case involving a teacher at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart—a private, Catholic, all-girls middle and high school in the greater Seattle area. The teacher, 48-year-old Deene Juncker, had used his position of influence…

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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…

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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.