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I Hate Middle School: Watching My Daughter Growing Up

This is a great article about teenage angst. 

“Middle school is insecurity, hormones, and drama—oh, my goodness the drama! It’s a never-ending cycle, usually stemming from insecurity and hormones. I can’t think of anything worse than being stuck in the awful transition period between being a kid and a young adult.” continue reading

Rituals and Appreciative Inquiry

Peggy Rubens-Ellis ESE Certified K-12 School Counselor & Parent Educator
During my coaching training, my peers noticed that I had a knack for helping parents create rituals. Indeed, I love rituals both small and large, so it’s not surprising that I brought that aspect to my parent coaching.  Continue reading…

"My daughter recently confided in me that she shoplifted..."

Advice from Rachel Simmons, bestselling author, educator, and consultant helping girls and women be more authentic, assertive and resilient. Continue reading…

Planting Seeds of Change Through Positive Discipline

Bill Scott, Principal, Rocky Mount Elementary School, Marietta, GA
By using the principles of Positive Discipline and class meetings, everyone found that Jimmy was like any other eleven-year-old boy.He laughed when things were funny, he became angry when things didn’t go his way, and he was happy when he experienced success.Most important, Jimmy learned he could change his behavior when he was taught new skills and given the opportunity to practice them in an encouraging environment.  Continue reading…

How to discipline your kid with effective consequences.

Positive Discipline Trainer Eva Dwight
Have you ever found yourself saying, “I’ve taken everything away and he just keeps refusing to do what he’s supposed to! Why aren’t consequences working?”  Continue reading…


Podcast: Parent Well In Our Digital World

Gloria, founder of The Parent Coaching Institute (PCI) and author of Parenting Well in a Media Age, talks with PCI Certified Parent Coach® Peggy Rubens-Ellis about what parents can if they find themselves feeling guilty for allowing too much screen time for their youngsters. Peggy shares her own battles with…continue

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