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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Whole Hearted Parenting

When Maggie Macaulay, MS Ed, discovered that her formerly cooperative 18-month old found power in expressing the word NO, her immediate reaction was to force her child into obedience.

But forced parenting was not an option for Maggie or her husband. They wanted to raise their child in a way that fostered and encouraged cooperation. So Maggie and her husband enrolled in the Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) course.

The RCB course helped them become “a much more peaceful family,” and because Maggie’s experience with RCB was so rewarding, Maggie decided to share the relationship skills she learned with other parents.

One of Maggie’s favorite quotes from the RCB course is, “All the love we come to know in life begins with the love we knew as children...” Maggie adds, “What we know about cooperation, assertiveness, and negotiation, we learn as children.” So it is important to create a tranquil and nurturing environment not only for your child but also for yourself.

As a Director with the International Network for Children and Families, Maggie trains Redirecting Children’s Behavior™ instructors and leads a team of certified parent educators.  She is also a certified instructor of the Loving Yourself and Others course.

Since 2000, Maggie has taught parents how to create peaceful, cooperative homes using the methods she learned. Through Whole Hearted Parenting, Maggie teaches RCB, presents more than 30 workshops on hot-button issues for parents, and provides classroom management training for teachers in both public and independent schools.  As a Certified Coach, Maggie also offers individual coaching sessions for parents.

You might expect Maggie, a parenting expert on ParentalWisdom.com and NewBaby.com, to be the perfect parent. In all her years of teaching parenting skills, though, one stubborn goat defied redirection techniques – Gabriel, an actual goat, “is now living his dream as a stud on a goat farm in Ocala, an example of logical consequences and the Law of Attraction in action!”

Maggie lives in south Florida with her husband and daughter. She offers far more services than I am able to write about in a blog. Please check out her WEB SITE and her BLOG for information on workshops, e-books, e-zines, teleseminars and more.

(Maggie is the recipient of the 2008 American Business Women’s Association Spirit of Excellence Parent Educator of the Year Award.)