Hello & Welcome!

I hope you feel at home here and in good company with other parents who are focused on raising children with positive character. Let me tell you a little more about myself and Raising Character

I'm a wife, mother, and clinical psychologist.  I have spent the past 12 years working with children and families in inpatient units, residential settings, and in outpatient care.  Learning, Learning, and more Learning.  Through my clinical work I have discovered that most everyone is really just doing the best that they can.  Some are running on depleted resources, some are struggling with chronic mental illness, and some are just trying to stay one step ahead.  Everyone is really just doing the best they can for the children they care the most about.


Through my personal experiences as a mom I have discovered that parenting is HARD.  Seriously, this is way harder than I ever imagined.  What I have also discovered is that being PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE has made a huge difference in my confidence as a parent and in my relationship with my children.  I developed this site as a way of integrating clinical knowledge and proactive parenting with the belief that raising children should be fun, enjoyable, and memorable.  If it's not, let's try something new together and see if we can change that. 

"Change can be tough, but I've never heard anyone say it wasn't worth it." - Carol Dweck


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