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Back By Popular Demand – FREE Positive Parenting Webinar

I’ve got some very good news to share today.  Parenting guru, Today Show expert, and MPMK favorite Amy McCready is once again offering up a FREE webinar to MPMK readers next Wednesday, August 21st at both 10am PST/1pm EST and 6pm PST/9 pm EST.  I’m such a fan of Amy and her Positive Parenting Solutions system that I try to host these free training sessions about every 3 months.  But we haven’t covered this topic, “Are Time Outs a Waste of Time” since February so be sure to RSVP and grab your spot today.

In fact, I highly encourage you to drop everything and sign up ASAP – the last several webinars we’ve hosted with Amy have filled up completely (all 1,000 spots!).


So about time outs – do you use them? Do they work for you?  I’ll admit, we do use them in our house (mostly in moments of weakness) and – no – I’m not sold on them.  In fact, I know I shouldn’t be using them.  Around here time outs aren’t really used as a tool, more as a last resort.  I find myself falling back on them when I’m at my wits’ end and just can’t think of anything else to do.

This, I acknowledge, is probably not a sound foundation for a parenting choice.  So I’m really looking forward to the webinar as I could really use the refresher and I’ve truly enjoyed her previous webinars with us. Plus our general parenting philosophy falls very much in line with her positive parenting message.  Here’s a little more straight from Amy on what you can expect to learn…

Parents of kids ages 2½ – 16 will learn:

  • What kids are really telling us when they don’t listen, talk back or flat out ignore us
  • Why the time is up for “Time Out” and “Counting 1-2-3”
  • Tool Box Solutions: the strategy parents consistently hail as magical in it’s effectiveness

…So, yes, I’ll be there with bells on – join me won’t you?  We’ll be congregating a week from today:

Wednesday, August 21st at both 10am PST/1pm EST AND 6pm PST/9pm EST – Sign Up Here

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. I hope to see you there so we can learn a little something together.

About Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a “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.

*disclosure: Please note that I am both an affiliate for, and a user of, Amy’s Positive Parenting Solutions courses.  I love them, which is why I’m sharing about them here with you.



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