Peaceful Parenting

Parenting is hard. For most of us, the toddler years are most difficult thing we have ever experienced. But there is a way to increase connection with our children and decrease problem behaviors in a respectful way. I’m here to help you find practical solutions to meet your child’s needs with confidence. Raise kind and resilient kids while rediscovering your joy in motherhood.



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Hi, I’m Katie.

Former early childhood educator turned mother of three 

A deep connection and appreciation for your child lies just beneath the surface of the difficult parenting moments we all experience daily. In the midst of the everyday chaos, it can be hard to navigate your way through the cycle of yelling and punishments to a calmer and peaceful home. 

I wholeheartedly believe that positive parenting is a mindset that already exists inside of you. Let me help you find it. 

How can I support you and your child?

From the Blog

5 Positive Parenting Techniques to Use Instead of Yelling

No parent WANTS to yell at their kids. That look in your child’s eyes right after you’ve yelled at them feels terrible, I know. I’ve been there too. But there ARE ways to break the cycle and to find a new pattern of behavior, both for you and for your child.

The fact is that every parent at some point or another ends up losing it and yelling at their kids. Every parent has a breaking point. Some parents reach their breaking point after weeks of built-up exhaustion and fatigue, while other parent reach their breaking point nearly every single day.

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