Raise kids who become awesome adults



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, instructor of Great Conversations puberty classes, social emotional literacy trainer of teachers at Seattle Public Schools and works in special education.

Kai's prior work includes owning and operating a home childcare center, WA state childcare staff training, multi-family nannying, and extensive experience in sexuality education and training with Planned Parenthood

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. 




Kai is a skilled facilitator. She brought together 12 mamas and created a space for people to feel comfortable and vulnerable. Excellent training!
— Robin Holmstrom
It’s helpful to learn theory and research along with shared stories and strategies from other moms in the trenches.
— Molly Powell
It is a gift to yourself to take time to think about your parenting.
— Bree Mitchell