Parenting Classes/Coaching Testimonials

“When class was over last night, I thought surely it hadn’t already been 3 hours.  I was just eating up every word and feeling peace and HOPE that this would help my little family thrive.  I came home from the class feeling powerful.  Today I woke up with a determination to use what I have learned.  My 3 year old was in ‘uh oh’ time maybe 10 times before 10 am. but the whole rest of the day, only once!  My 4 year old and my 1 year old, only 1 time all day.  I never yelled, not one time!  I was so proud of myself and the children for being able to do it.  I know it has only been one day, but it has been a HUGE success!  Next class can’t come fast enough.  Thank you so much for doing what you do in helping families (even broken ones) find balance and happiness.  I needed you, my children needed you.  We needed those tools.  I’m ready to practice, practice, practice!  I have great kids and I’m learning how to be a great mother to them.  All my gratitude.”   -S.A.-

Thank you so much for the help you gave me. It really helped us through a difficult time. I have been able to use a lot of the tools you taught me. I really appreciate all the time you took – it really did make a difference. One of the things that helped the most was that you were a mom who had been through the same things with your children. You understood where I was coming from and what it felt like. I will try to keep in touch and let you know how we’re doing in the future! -M.R.-

“I love your classes! I can’t even begin to convey in words the difference this has made in our home! These have been the most calm, peaceful two weeks our family has experienced in years. My mom cares for our son when my husband and I are working and I gave her a crash course right after our first class, so we would all be on the same page. About half way through the following day, she called me and said, “Who is this child and what have you done with my grandson?!” She absolutely could not believe how well the skills and tools worked right from the start. The method and content of these classes is wonderfully effective, but what YOU bring to the classes is pure gold! Thank you for being you!” -A.M.-

“When you’re a teenager you spend a lot of time thinking about how you will raise YOUR teenagers someday.  But, everyday you get closer to having teenagers is a day further away from having been one yourself.  You never think you’ll forget what it was like or how it feels.  The teenage class taught by Keri made those distant memories fresh and easy to relate to.  Taking the class made it so much easier to relate and empathize with my kids.  I was able to see life through their eyes and to see them as human beings, not just people in my home that I love and am responsible for.  That combined with all the other tools she teaches has significantly improved my relationship with my teenager and my other kids as well and made discipline less frequent and more

“I can’t tell you how much the class has helped us.  My husband and I were raised on opposite sides of the parenting spectrum (too lenient and too strict) and we’ve had a hard time coming to an agreement about what is right for our kids.  The things Keri has taught make so much sense to both of us that we no longer quibble about our views and spend that energy using the techniques learned on our children.  It’s the first time I’ve felt a partnership with my husband in the parenting realm!  What a feeling!”      — M.L.–

“Keri is one of the most popular “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” facilitators making presentations all over the country and working with client families to implement her own blend of parenting solutions.  I think she is truly the best expert I know, and her advice has proven to be the most successful of any we have gotten regarding our own family dynamics.”  – K.G–

“I’m sold!  Keri provides the ‘how’ that allows us to put parenting guidelines in place without losing our relationship with our kids.  The tools are so practical and real world!”  – B.B.–

“I heard really creative solutions to classic problems, ideas that were ‘outside the box’, not the typical suggestions we hear all the time.  I really felt empowered as a parent.  In fact, I used some new skills successfully the very next night, and it was so easy!”  – L.B.–

“One of the things I like about Keri’s seminars is how they help parents all across the board, regardless of the age of their kids, giving them truly useful parenting tips.”  – V.R.–

“Since the very first time I met Keri on the phone, I was impressed with her professionalism, ability to be straightforward and direct. Her gift of role-playing reassures me of her experience and expertise with children. Parenting is a difficult job but step-parenting is even harder.  Personally, becoming a step-parent has been one of the most challenging situations I’ve ever faced.  It has been a struggle with my son, but even more it has been a struggle with my wife.  Prior to Keri, my wife and I failed to create a united front in the parenting realm.  However, since beginning the ‘Becoming a Love and Logic Parent’ methodology, especially with the assistance of coaching sessions with Keri, our family has begun to bond into the nucleus it is supposed to be.  My wife and I are now actual partners and the changes in our son has been dramatic, as though night has turned to day.  Not only has his attitude changed for the better, but the environment he is growing up in is providing him with the tools he’ll need to function for the rest of his life.  I just want to thank Keri for her patience, insight and her proactive parenting philosophy.”  – Kraig–

“I was eager to implement the down-to-earth, discerning parenting strategies taught in class with my seven-year-old son.  As with all new and challenging changes, that is easier said than done.  Having the good fortune to connect with Keri Maughan, through telephone coaching, has greatly facilitated the process.  Being able to discuss specific situations in detail with someone who has had many years of experience, both utilizing ‘The Becoming a Love and Logic Parent’ principles with her own family and teaching parenting classes and skills, has been invaluable.  It has been the difference between ‘book knowledge’ and hands-on learning.  In a period of about 4 months, I’ve seen and experienced significant positive changes in my parenting skills, my relationship with my son, and consequently, his behavior and overall state of mind both at home and at school.  Keri is a wealth of information, practical ideas, guidance through role-play, and brainstorming, with encouragement and suppport.  She is warm, insightful and honest, as well as funny.  I recommend coaching with Keri as a valuable tool for integrating the new parenting skills into the parenting repertoire.  She is truly a pleasure to work with.”  – K.K.–

“My daughter, my husband, and I have been getting along famously since June when we began using the techniques Keri taught us.  I don’t think my daughter has rolled her eyes at me once since June;  she gets her chores done on time;  she accepts our few limits willingly, at the moment (possibly because we allow her to make so many choices);  we don’t give her a ‘curfew’, but ask her what time she’ll be home, and she has been super about informing us where she is, who is driving, what she is doing, and so forth.  We try not to miss opportunities to acknowledge those actions by thanking her and telling her that she is always building trust with us when she does that.  She continues to get good grades and glowing reports from her teachers, and though I don’t think she gets nearly enough sleep, I don’t tell her when to go to bed (but that is really hard!), but instead I tell her she is certainly old enough to decide if she is tired or not!  She is on the high school swim team and also takes dance every night and on Saturdays.  Still, I keep Keri’s phone number handy!  Keri has been such a blessing!”  – J.W.–

“What a great workshop on Friday!  More great tools!  It was so nice to see Keri again and to receive motivating instructions, with her wisdom and encouragement.  My friend came to the workshop and she got so much out of it.  She called me to thank me for telling her about it and had already had a wonderful opportunity to try the skills in a strategy with her son, who complained about the meal on Sunday night.  It worked!  A big thanks for the vitality that Keri brings to teaching about such life-changing ‘experiments’ that we get to carry out with the people we love so dearly.  God bless you, Keri!”  – A.L.–

After years of therapy and endless parenting books, we finally are on the right track with our son.  Keri’s suggestions have been the most helpful of anything we’ve tried in actually seeing his behavior change.  We are really enjoying our son again and feeling like effective parents once more!”  – L.G.–

“My husband and I learned so much in one day!  We couldn’t wait to get home and try out some of the simple skills Keri taught us in the one day workshop!”  – B.B.–

“Keri is such a fun and dynamic speaker!  Having listened to dozens of speakers over the years, she is our repeat favorite!”  –J.H.–

“Just a few weeks ago, I attended the “Enriching the Parent/Child Relationship” workshop.  All of the information presented was done so in a professional manner, and in an easy to understand and apply format.  My family and I have benefited from all the sessions.  Life has taken some amazing twists and turns of late, but thanks to you, we feel we have had the resources and courage to deal with ‘the ride’.  Thank you again for your sensitivity, insight, professionalism, patience, and wisdom.” — M.A.–

“I just want to express my thanks for the huge help the Love and Logic parenting methods are having with our family.  I actually feel some hope that things can be different.” — C.P.–

“I have to tell you the latest in your techniques we used.  Our 8 year old son was just giving us fits about doing his room and his chores and he had already used up all of his money.  He just kicked and screamed.  So, we decided to take the other two kids four wheeling.  I went and got a babysitter he didn’t know and told her our plan.  As we were leaving, he asked where we were going and I told him (he loves four wheeling).  I also told him that he would need to pay the babysitter (in front of her).  That face was PRICELESS!  He didn’t know what to say because she was standing there and he knew he had NO money.  We happily went on our way and said, ‘I know you’ll think of something, you’re a smart kid.’  When I got back, he walked out like he had owned up to his bad behavior and was proud of himself.  He had done his chores, cleaned his room and was in good spirits.  The babysitter came out with a huge handful of quarters.  He said, ‘Don’t worry mom, I paid the babysitter.’  I said, ‘How?  You don’t have any money.’  He had taken out all of his quarter collection that he had been working on for three years.  He said, ‘I asked her if it was enough and she said it was.’  I was so proud of him!” — C.S.–

“I just wanted to tell Keri how much I enjoyed her class for parenting teens.  She has really helped me to get closer to my teenagers and helped me to deal with the many issues that arise every day.  It was a real eye opener for me and it is amazing how easy the concepts are and how effective they are.  It has been two years since I took my first class with Keri and still, to this day, I think of the many concepts I learned and figure out ways to apply them.  I know that I will use this new information  on teens for many years to come.  She is doing an amazing job by helping parents.  I am very grateful to her.” — L.P.–

“We really enjoyed your class and love having an alternative way to parent.  I’ve still got a lonnnggg way to go, but at least I know what direction to head.  I don’t feel guilty when they decide to throw a fit or if I have to let them be a little uncomfortable.  I just show them empathy and they seem to get over their tantrums quicker than the times we argue!  It’s great.” — L.R.–

“My three year old son quite often likes to show me how big he is by unbuckling himself at the wrong time – like driving down the road.  Did I also mention that he is incredibly headstrong?  Last week he continued to get unbuckled, so I asked that him to choose – be safe and buckled or I would stop the car so he could wiggle.  After counting to ten in my head, I stopped into a neighborhood off of a busy street.  He was mad!  So, he laid down kicking and screaming, and I just watched him and told him, ‘when you’re ready to be safe, we can go home.’  Next thing I know, a car pulled up behind me and another mom got out and asked if my child was okay.  She thought he was having a seizure!  I said, ‘No, I’m building a relationship with my son.’  As embarrassing as this was, my son has now gone one week staying buckled until the car is turned off, just like everyone else!” — L.M.–

“The basic tools of ‘empathy’, and not taking on our children’s problems, have been a God-send and I just want to personally thank you for all of the time you have spent with my husband and I.  I am so eternally grateful to you.” — S.P.–

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  You have revolutionized my view of parenting.  Now the hard part is watching friends and family and strangers make silly parenting mistakes and not being judgmental.  You are a great lady and I really admire you.” — J.D.–

“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed class last night!  I am always learning something new and useful with Love and Logic, but last night seemed to really hit me on so many levels!  I will probably be a ‘career’ class taker, but it’s all for the good, right?  I love implementing these great principles in my home and watching my little ones take hold.  I have so much work to do, personally and otherwise, but with all of your help I know it’s possible!  Anyway, last night was the first night that I had NO IDEA what time it was and did not want class to end.  So many of the stories really touched my heart and I appreciate all of you for bringing it to me.  I can’t deny the power that Love and Logic is bringing to my life.  Thank you for all that you do and for the wonderful way in which you present this great message.” — A.S.–

“Thank you so much!  We had a great time and learned so much.  We have already implemented a lot of the techniques and it is working great.  Have a great day!” — Kirstie T., AZ

“I saw Keri speak at my MOPS group and came home telling my husband how much I wanted to take this class.  He has an extremely busy schedule and didn’t see the need.  A fellow coworker overheard a conversation my husband was having with me over one of our kids and his coworker told him about how great these parenting classes were.  My husband was convinced that this was something we should BOTH do.  I am very excited about this!” — Kim F., AZ

“A funny little story – soon after I had started the parenting class, my then 6 year old son was trying to debate and argue outside of a bookstore.  We used to go at this for half an hour but I just kept saying “bummer” and other one-liners…..he got so frustrated and finally screamed out ‘I don’t love when you go to that CLASS!’  He is a smart cookie, but I tell you what, Love and Logic has changed my parenting and my mental status.  Baby number 4 is due in a few short weeks and I would love a refresher course.” — Sarah V., AZ

“I really enjoyed your class and have found it to be very informative.” — Tricia H., AZ