When tantrums, sibling rivalry and bedtime battles brought me to my knees I set out to debunk how to:
Disarm power struggles
- Stay loving even when setting firm boundaries
- Inspire kids to take responsibility, have empathy, problem-solve
- Lighten up, stop lecturing, feel close as a family
I found that Positive Discipline helped me deepen my connection to my kids and feel confident about my parenting choices.
That's what I want for you.
Leading with Love Parenting workshops boil down Positive Discipline and current brain science into simple strategies that solve our most dreaded parenting challenges.
Kai Kunkel is a mom of two, certified Positive Discipline parent educator, social emotional literacy trainer of teachers at Seattle Public Schools and works in special education with students who struggle to build behavioral, social-emotional and academic skills.
Kai's prior work with children includes owning and operating a home childcare center, multi-family nannying, and extensive experience in sexuality education with Planned Parenthood. Kai's prior work with adults includes WA state childcare staff training, sexual health classes for adults, and Planned Parenthood clinical and educational staff training.
At the heart of Kai's work is a drive to teach kids to have the courage to follow their curiosity and show the world their inherent compassion, a hope that all children know deep down that someone's got their back, and a mission to give parents the support and tools required to be that someone for their kids.