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NOTE: I am no longer active on this site but my contact info is included here. Thanks.

Christine is a certified parent educator through Positive Discipline Association and is working towards becoming a lead trainer. She is also a certified facilitator of Gracious Space through the Center for Ethical Leadership.

Christine founded KidSpeak Consulting in response to her years working in after-school & community-based programs with youth from many different backgrounds. She discovered an epidemic of discouraged, disengaged young people that crossed all demographics. It is her mission and passion to equip others with the tools (and confidence!) needed to empower these young people with the self-respect, dignity, responsibility and integrity they deserve.

She has over 10 years experience working with children from all backgrounds and ages in a variety of settings. She has worked in youth programs, preschools, schools, and with families directly. She is passionate about youth development, food politics and community. In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring cities by bicycle, and spending time with family.


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comment Media Examples of Kind, Connected, Present, Engaged etc Father?
I had to login again just to tell you that when I shared your response with the Positive Discipline community (where the original question came from) Jane Nelsen herself, the creator/author of Positive Discipline, wrote me to ensure I told you what an inspiration this response is. Thank you!
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comment How to avoid association of child's room with time-outs?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun, I haven't read that one yet, but I've seen it recommended by other positive discipline parent educators I believe so my guess is it would align well with most of what I've been saying. I hope it is helpful to you.
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comment Should I supplement children's education at home?
@DA01, there IS a 'how to socialize' class - that's what I teach. Albeit, it's not a separate class but woven into the fabric of the school/classroom in addition to actual experiential learning activities that reinforce a specific skill. I am on the board for www.SoundDiscipline.org, this is exactly what we do. Schools in the US actually don't often teach these skills and I am happy to provide more information on that to anyone who wants it. This isn't just 'my experience,' I research this stuff for a living.
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answered What should I do when my daughter's health is affected by the cats at my parents home when we visit?
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comment What do we do to minimize negative impact to our child when we (the parents) argue?
Yes, this is HUGE!!!
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comment How do my wife and I stop our son from learning to swear from us?
Conversely, I swear all the time in my personal life, but certainly not at work with my students. It is possible to choose when and where.
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comment How do we teach our 1 yr. old that “no” isn't a game?
I read that babies hear the last word of a sentence most clearly so when you say "no touch" they hear touch. This is an important way they learn language and is apparently why English babies learn nouns but other babies learn verbs first. Depending on which typically come last in the sentence. Perhaps just "no, hands off or something. Anyway I just learned this and found it very interesting!
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comment How should we prepare for a parent-teacher consultation in preschool?
Having worked in a preschool, I think it's totally appropriate for you to show up unannounced (tho don't let your kid see you as it makes less helpful) and observe your kid and the teachers. Our rooms had big windows into all the rooms for this purpose (they were above the heads of the kids tho so they weren't a distraction to them)
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comment What should I do when my daughter's health is affected by the cats at my parents home when we visit?
Can you ask your dad what is going on?
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answered How do I put my child in time-out when we're in public?