Parenting Strategies from Respected Sources

Got pre-teens? We know how difficult raising kids can be. Here are a few good links to knowledgeable professionals with ideas, books, coaching, and classes to help guide you as you raise your children and pre-teens.

Dr. Laura KastenerDr. Laura Kastner, who wrote
Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens and teens
, often speaks locally and has a great “A to Z Toolbox” on her site.

Getting to Calm
wKathyRedDr. Kathy Masarie is the founder of Family Empowerment Network. Through this organization she offers life and parent coaching, speaks at schools and conferences regionally and nationally, and teaches parenting classes on various topics on raising children such as Fostering Resiliency, Compassionate Communication, Simplicity Parenting and Addressing Bullying. The culmination of her work has been the publication of Raising Our Daughters and Raising Our Sons, parenting discussion guides aimed at creating strong, healthy and thriving families. A new publication, Kids’ Social Lives: How You Can Help Kids Master the Art of Connection is due to be released in late 2012.

Changes Parent Support Network makes no claims for the contents of these sites and has performed due diligence in examining the beliefs and philosophies of professionals listed on this page. However, being listed within this page does not constitute endorsement or recommendation. Not every program fits all families.