Are you a busy parent, grandparent or guardian desperately searching for a way to connect with a child in your life?If you are experiencing challenges with your child, are tired of wading through long, theory-based books and just need to quickly find solutions and guidance on how to implement those solutions, this book is for you.In Positive Parenting- A Guide for Engaging and Connecting with Your Child you will find practical strategies to address a number of common topics which present themselves as challenges to most parents like how to: - Lay a foundation which encourages positive parent-child communication- Identify challenges and potential problems- Avoid communication pitfalls- Learn how to collaborate with your child to find solutionsThis book is for you if you want to avoid common communication problems with your child or if you want to learn how to respond, rather than to react to situations. Why yell and butt heads with your child when you could both be solving the problem. Turn down the drama and the volume and increase the fun part of parenting with Positive Parenting - A Guide for Engaging and Connecting with Your Child!After reading Positive Parenting, you will have the tools you need to create a base of communication with your child and the tools you need to face challenges from childhood through adulthood!
Kathleen A. Matchunis, B.A., M.S., Professional Life Coach, was dubbed "The Child Whisperer" by one of her clients. Kathleen has a background in education with over thirty years of experience. She taught high school Spanish and French and was the coordinator and teacher of the conflict resolution/mediation program at the school where she taught. She gained insight and experience through being an intern assistant principal, as well.She is a graduate of FAU with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in French. She holds an M.S. from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership. Since she wanted to continue helping students andparents after her career in teaching, she became an academic and life coach for parents and teens in 2011.When Kathleen became the mother of twins, she noticed that her son was missing some developmental milestones. She soon discovered that he had a some learning differences. While she had taught kids with learning differences for years, the experience of being the mother of a child living with learning differences was an eye-opening experience. She saw firsthand how her son struggled academically and socially. She also discovered that parenting a child living with learning differences is quite different than parenting your typical kid and can cause a lot of stress for parents.This experience gave Kathleen the expertise necessary to be an empathetic and successful coach. She enjoys helping teens in the area of social skills, as well as academic progress. As a "Skills for SuccessCoach" for teens, she specializes in teens who are shy or lack confidence in social situations. As an academic coach, she helps students find the best study techniques for their learning styles in addition to helping them get organized and motivated. Although she has developed a program which addresses the major areas teens and parents find challenging, she offers customized coaching to her clients, since everyone's concerns are unique. She is also an educational consultant for parents, providing them with the resources they need to meet their child's needs.Kathleen offers coaching to parents to assist them in parenting issues and learning ways of encouraging their children. Her mission is to help teens and parents meet their goals and realize their potential. She takes the struggle out of parenting by providing parents with tips and tools for effectively communicating with kids in areas like feelings, relationships, academics, and social media.Kathleen is the author of two ebooks: Peaceful Parenting and Optimize Your Life! as well as Positive Parenting: A Guide for Engaging and Connecting with Your Child. She has produced many informational videos on a variety of topics which affect parents and teens. She has lived in Florida most of her life, although she spent a year each in Colombia and France to perfect her language skills and experience other cultures. She enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, volunteering, working out, and making a difference in the lives of parents and kids. Kathleen is available for consulting and coaching. She can be contacted through her Connecting, Inc. website: www.connectinginc.net.