Ending Morning Battles with Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions

When it comes to putting together the puzzle pieces of a full, complicated, evolving family life, Courageous Parents, Confident Kids collaborator Amy McCready is truly one of my most valued go-to parenting experts. Her Positive Parenting Solutions course is the training that my husband and I have relied on to develop our own day-to-day parenting skills. (Or, to put it another way, when things go off track and I am losing my mind, I take a deep breath and ask myself “What would Amy McCready do?”)

My husband and I were able to take the course in person, but Amy has also put a lot of work into making her training available online as well. Positive Parenting Solutions works from a positive discipline foundation, which is respectful and effective, and involves the whole family to raise capable, competent kids at any age.

Last week Amy was on The Today Show, talking with Kathie Lee and Hoda about “Strategies to Tame the Morning Nagfest.” So don’t just despair that your Back to School routine has fallen apart before Halloween…it happens to the best of us. Get a fresh start by watching Amy McCready’s latest advice on the Today Show video or her or reading her related post on the Today Moms Blog.

Personal power for elementary and middle school kids: free parenting webinar this Wednesday night

Amy McCready and Amy Tiemann

We all know that as kids get older, they crave more responsibility and independence. They also need to develop a strong sense of accountability for their own actions.

In our current culture, this can be especially challenging, as kids and young teens today may not be given as much responsibility as they once naturally encountered on a family farm, household, or business.

I’ll be hosting a free live webinar this Wednesday evening, in which Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions (and a Courageous Parents, Confident Kids contributor) will address these issues and more.

We’ll be gathering online for this live training from 9 to 10 PM Eastern time this Wednesday, May 26th

Amy McCready will share her insights about “Choices & Consequences –-How to Foster Independence AND Accountability” in your family.

I am the host of the webinar and I’ll be participating in the live chat with all the participants, while Amy McCready presents the training via live video.

The training is offered to you at no cost but we need you to register in order to participate. To learn more and sign up, just follow the registration link you’ll find on my MojoMom.com Classes & Events page.

Feel free to share this class info with friends! If you have older Elementary kids and especially rising Middle Schoolers this training is for you. If your kids are younger you may want to join us for a preview of things to come.

Reinventing MojoMom.com

Mojo Mom logoWelcome to the new MojoMom.com! After seven years it became clear that it was time to totally reinvent my website, so my original web designer Patty Ayers and I really went for it–blowing up our dear old site and replacing it with a new one that offers a host of new features in one place.

It’s amazing for me to remember back to 2003 when I started launched the original MojoMom.com and think about how much has changed since then. Back in those early days I had to strike a balance between developing the website and working on finishing my book Mojo Mom: Nurturing Your Self While Raising a Family but I knew from the very start that a interactive online presence was important to me.

Since then, wow, now we practically live our lives online! It’s amazing to think I’ve been at this since “blogging” was a new idea, and “podcasting” had not yet been invented!

Mojo Mom logo

So as much as I loved my original online home, now it’s time to move out of my little bungalow and into much roomier digs. The great news is on the new site, there is plenty of room to invite in readers and experts and create new opportunities to interact.

The first “Classes and Events” offering that I am hosting is a free webinar training about “Getting Kids to Listen: The 5 R’s of Fair and Effective Consequences” taught by Positive Parenting Solutions founder Amy McCready. I hope you can join us for this training, designed for parents of kids ages 1 to 16–who doesn’t need help in the area of good communication? We’ll be convening online for this live event on on Thursday March 18 from 9 to 10 pm ET.

You can learn more about the training on our MojoMom.com “Classes and Events” page [internal amytiemann.com page link] or you can follow this link directly to the official registration page on PositiveParentingSolutions.com

I have such respect for Amy McCready’s teaching. I can tell you from personal experience that her Positive Parenting strategies are respectful, effective, and definitely work to build capable, competent kids–and parents who know how to let kids take on independence and responsibility!

Courageous Parents book coverWhile you are exploring the new MojoMom.com be sure to sign up for our free digital download offer for my next book, Courageous Parents, Confident Kids — Letting Go So You Both Can Grow. I am very proud of this new resource that I’ve created in collaboration with 14 fantastic experts. This is a limited pre-publication offer — one you don’t want to miss! Sign up now and when the new book Courageous Parents, Confident Kids is released on April 19th, we will tell you how to download the entire book for free. The digital book will be delivered in PDF format that you can read on an ordinary computer screen (no e-book reader required) or print out at your convenience.

Our mission is to reach as many parents as we can with this practical and helpful new resource we have created. I hope you’ll use the new “ShareThis” feature on the blog to tell your friends!

Free training on “Getting Kids to Listen:” March 18 webinar with Mojo Mom and Positive Parenting Solutions

“Getting Kids to Listen: The 5 R’s of Fair and Effective Consequences”

You’re invited to a complimentary webinar sponsored by Mojo Mom author Amy Tiemann Ph.D. and presented by Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions.
Amy McCready and Amy Tiemann
Amy McCready and Amy Tiemann have collaborated on a new book, the anthology Courageous Parents, Confident Kids — Letting Go So You Both Can Grow, to be released this April. Now they are teaming up to bring you this new webinar, teaching concrete and effective strategies about Getting Kids to Listen.

Positive Parenting LogoThursday, March 18, 2010, 9-10 PM (EST)

Who Should Attend: Parents of children ages 1-16 who want to learn concrete tools to effectively correct misbehavior without yelling, nagging or punishing.

What You’ll Learn: Amy McCready, Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions will present a fun and interactive training session designed to teach you:

- Why kids really misbehave. The answer may surprise you.

- Positive Power… Why kids MUST have it & how to give it without “giving in.”

- Courageous Parenting… Holding kids accountable without being the bad guy.

- The 5 R’s of Fair and Effective Consequences

- New resources to reduce parenting stress and feel more confident for any parenting challenge.

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

Access: All you need is a computer with a speaker to hear the presentation. We’ll send you the log in instructions.

Cost: No charge for participants at the live event! The webinar recording will be available for purchase for those who could not attend the live presentation for $29.95.

Please feel free to invite other parents who want to learn proven tools to reduce their parenting stress.

Note Taking Guide: Print this Note Taking Guide (PDF) so you can follow along and get the most out of the webinar.

How It Works: You’ll receive an email confirmation with the link to access the webinar. When you “enter” the webinar, you’ll see the session slides on your screen as well as a video box to see the presenter and a chat box to type questions or make comments.

While you can see the presenter, no one can see you. You will be able to “go to class” from the comfort of your home and learn how you can reduce parenting stress and feel more confident in the most important job you will ever have.

RSVP: Register now at PositiveParentingSolutions.com

We’ll see you at the Webinar! –Amy Tiemann and Amy McCready