As founder and owner of Childhood Matters, I am lucky enough to be able to fulfill my passion while at the same time helping others.  Having worked with children and their families throughout the last 25 years, I have developed a philosophy and program that is quite unique in its ability to create better behaviors from children, but also better relationships parents can have with their children. 

My goal is to provide you with discipline solutions that will:

#1 -- improve misbehaviors drastically

#2-- bond you to your kids rather than alienate them from you

#3 -- keep that bond strong no matter what behaviors or struggles are occurring, so that once you reach the teen years (if you're not there yet!), your relationship is still strong and you are connected to your kids

#4 -- get you to reconnect to your kids if you've already lost the connection, it's never too late for my philosophy and techniques to start working

#5 -- to help you feel empowered and confident that you can handle any behavioral issue, no matter how challenging it may be
#6 -- to teach you how to empower your kids so that they know how to make good choices and choose better behaviors when there is no one around to "catch" them or control them (ie. punish them)

I can help you make parenting, caregiving, or teaching less stressful and more fun, without the usual methods of punishment that are too often used.  My methods create happier (and therefore better-behaved) children, while also raising self-esteem, a sense of dignity and value, as well as increase children's abilities to control their own behaviors.
While my educational (B.A. and M.A. in Child Studies) and professional experiences have indeed contributed to the development of the Childhood Matters philosophy and program, it is being a mom (of a 7-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl)  that has truly helped me to relate to parents and provide them with all the tools they need to be able to implement this kind of firm yet gentle discipline. 

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