Needing a Positivity Boost?

Positive Parenting Solutions Webinar February 26, 2014

It’s almost time.  For me personally it’s almost time to get back in gear and regroup with my positive parenting skills. I struggle SO much with this, I am not naturally a positive parent.  Honestly I host these webinars as much for you as I do for myself.  Sure, I have access to her full course, but I enjoy the interaction in the webinars, and love hosting them.

Lately my struggles have been all across the board between the 4, 7 and 11 year old.  Just when I feel I have one under control, another breaks loose.  If it’s not them breaking loose, it’s me! You may recall that I struggle intensely with anxiety and my tendencies to check out when overwhelmed.  Somehow I do manage to keep it together to homeschool and be what I think my kids would call a good mom, but I am constantly praying for God to change me from the inside out and help me to apply some of the skills I know He desires me to apply. Between Ladybug’s incessant crying, Krash’s grumpy attitude, and PacMan’s teenager-ish attitude I feel like I might lose it at any time {unfortunately, sometimes I do}! They are truly awesome kids, but I can’t deny they have struggles and so do I!

If you are looking for help with your positive parenting skills,  I hope you will join me on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 9pm EST. Yup, that’s SOON!

RSVP here, or read below for more details.

{disclosure ~ The webinar is totally free and you will learn a lot from Amy in the hour, I always do!  She does share her program, Positive Parenting Solutions, and will share how to participate in the full course online, which does cost $.  I am paid an affiliate fee for any sales made, which supports my family ~ thank you!}

Here are the official details about our upcoming webinar…

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Tired of the yelling?  Tired of the whining?  Tired of being tired?

You’re not alone.  From toddler temper-tantrums to teenage talking back, parents wonder what it takes to get kids to cooperate.  If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you!  1+1+1=1 is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on

Wednesday, February 26, at 9 – 10 PM EST.

Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences. This hour-long investment will lead to a lifetime of peace in your home.

All you need is your computer. (No webcam required.)  You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session.

Webinar seating will be limited so RSVP today and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.

About Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions image_thumb4anda"recovering yeller." She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.

I hope to “see” many of you at the webinar, I will be logged in for it also! There is always awesome live conversation in the chat area below the webinar, it is a great time for us to virtually connect and share our parenting struggles!

Positive Parenting Webinar Coming Soon!

Positive Parenting Solutions Free Webinar

I am excited to welcome back my friend Amy from Positive Parenting Solutions!  You may remember I have hosted a few free webinars: How to Get Kids to Listen Without Reminding, Nagging, or Yelling, and another one called Is Time Out a Waste of Time?

I love hosting these webinars both for YOU and for ME. I am by far NOT the perfectly positive parent and I need a refresher, often!

If you are looking for help with your positive parenting skills,  I hope you will join me on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 9pm EST.

{disclosure ~ The webinar is totally free and you will learn a lot from Amy in the hour, I always do!  She does share her program, Positive Parenting Solutions, and will share how to participate in the full course online, which does cost $.  I am paid an affiliate fee for any sales made, which supports my family ~ thank you!}

Here are the official details about our upcoming webinar…

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Tired of the yelling?  Tired of the whining?  Tired of being tired?

You’re not alone.  From toddler temper-tantrums to teenage talking back, parents wonder what it takes to get kids to cooperate.  If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you!  1+1+1=1 is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on

Wednesday, February 26, at 9 – 10 PM EST.

Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences. This hour-long investment will lead to a lifetime of peace in your home.

All you need is your computer. (No webcam required.)  You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session.

Webinar seating will be limited so RSVP today and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.

About Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions image_thumb4anda"recovering yeller." She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.

I hope to “see” many of you at the webinar, I will be logged in for it also! There is always awesome live conversation in the chat area below the webinar, it is a great time for us to virtually connect and share our parenting struggles!

Parenting Positively

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I am excited to welcome back my friend Amy from Positive Parenting Solutions!  You may remember I have hosted a few free webinars: How to Get Kids to Listen Without Reminding, Nagging, or Yelling, and another one called Is Time Out a Waste of Time?

I must confess I am struggling right now with some of my positive parenting skills. My sinful self steps in the way too much and I need a refresher to get back on track with the way I desire to raise my children.  I love hosting these webinars both for YOU and for ME!

If you are looking for help with your positive parenting skills,  I hope you will join me on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 9pm EST.

{disclosure ~ The webinar is totally free and you will learn a lot from Amy in the hour, I always do!  She does share her program, Positive Parenting Solutions, and will share how to participate in the full course online, which does cost $.  I am paid an affiliate fee for any sales made, which supports my family ~ thank you!}

Here are the official details about our upcoming webinar…

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Tired of the yelling?  Tired of the whining?  Tired of being tired?

You’re not alone.  From toddler temper-tantrums to teenage talking back, parents wonder what it takes to get kids to cooperate.  If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you!  1+1+1=1 is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on

Wednesday, October 2, at 9 – 10 PM EST.

Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences. This hour-long investment will lead to a lifetime of peace in your home.

All you need is your computer. (No webcam required.)  You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session.

Webinar seating will be limited so RSVP today and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.

About Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and image_thumb4a"recovering yeller." She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.

I hope to “see” many of you at the webinar, I will be logged in for it also! There is always awesome live conversation in the chat area below the webinar, it is a great time for us to virtually connect and share our parenting struggles!

Behind the Scenes ~ Biblical Discipline

image I am in no way a perfect parent or an expert on discipline. I don’t believe there is a human being alive who can claim to have the right answers regarding this topic! I have however, found some excellent resources that have helped me along in my journey of learning how to be the best Godly parent I can be. That is what I hope to share with you here.

First, it is important to know my faith beliefs, you can read what I believe here. My discipline beliefs are based entirely on my faith. I grow as I go too, adapting and changing as I learn more and am led by the Holy Spirit.

Below I will share links to books, and sites that have helped me grow as a parent. Before I link to anything I want you to know that I do not stand by every word in ANY book, on ANY website, or ANY blog.  I have found nuggets of goodness that have helped me grow within these resources, but ultimately I take it all to God and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide me. Just because there are links to books or sites I have found helpful, please don’t take that to mean I am affiliated with every word they say.  There is much I tend to disagree with also.  We all need to seek His will and discern using His guidance. I am not here to tell you how to parent!

If you are really struggling as a parent with Biblical Discipline, I recommend setting some time aside to read through all of Jill’s posts over on Totally Tots in our feature: From Tots to Teens ~ Biblically Based Parenting, or spend your time devouring the information found online at Raising Godly Tomatoes. You can read on their website for free, or you can order their book {they have it here on Amazon, or on their site}. Be sure to have some time carved out before you go visiting, I promise your heart will be rocked and you will want to just soak it all in. Even if you are a parent who feels a bit more “together” with discipline, these 2 sites alone can really get you thinking, praying, and listening {to the Holy Spirit leading you as a parent}.

We all love a good book, and although I don’t believe you should overwhelm yourself with every Christian parenting book available, here are a few that have really helped me. Some I have read more than once and have little tabs and notes all throughout!

Most of all, be sure to go straight to God’s Word and soak in what He is saying to YOU as a parent. We can read wonderful sites and books, but ultimately we need to be going to THE BOOK for our final advice. Here’s an article entitled, What does the Bible say about being a good parent? which includes many other Bible verses focused specifically on parenting.

Prayers for us all as we navigate through this world as a parent! I leave you with Proverbs 22:6…

Train a child in the way he should go,

and when he is old he will not turn from it.

 

One Line…

I am reading Instructing a Child’s Heart and loving it. I love hearing about other books like-minded parents are reading so I thought I would share with you, in case any of you are wondering what I read at night! I am usually reading up to 4 books at a time, and I also wonder if others are like that!

Usually one line can catch my attention and draw me into a book. I know some people like to read very long book reviews/recommendations–not me. I am a straight to the point kind of gal and I thought I would share in that fashion in case any of you are like that! Here is the line that drew me into this book…

“Often, sincere Christians feed and house the enemy (the secular culture) and feel they can somehow contain its influence on their family.”

What are you reading? Care to share one line? :)