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Five Tips for Parenting your Preteens and Adolescents

Five Tips for Parenting your Preteens and Adolescents

Parenting a preteen sometimes feels like you've gotten lost in a foreign neighborhood without your trusted GPS.  What used to make your five-year-old laugh doesn’t work anymore with your thirteen-year-old. An adolescent's maturity can seem inconsistent and...

Appreciating the Past, Planning for the New Year

Appreciating the Past, Planning for the New Year

Happy 2015! I love this time of year—something about being able to start anew and the excitement of what lies ahead. It’s also a good time to reflect on the year that passed, appreciate ourselves as parents, and put our attention towards the things we want to change...

Parenting Through the Holidays…With Less Stress

Parenting Through the Holidays…With Less Stress

For some of us, the holidays conjure up pleasant memories of being with our families when we were young and we look forward to spending some quality time with our kids. But for some parents, the stress of getting it all done, working within limited economic means, and...

Kathy, Mother of two in Albany, California

When I first started working with Julie, I was dealing with whining, fighting between my two daughters (3 & 7), and losing my temper.  It seemed like chaos was the status quo, and I wasn’t sure how to sustain harmony, a sense of safety, and peace of mind.   I...

Raining Peanut Butter Crackers

Special time is one of those Parenting by Connection “listening tools” that I both love and dread. It’s a time that you designate to be with just one child, from anywhere from five minutes to an hour, doing whatever they want to do. You refrain from texting or...

Lydia, Mother of a Five Year-Old

Julie's Building Emotional Understanding class was my first introduction to Parenting by Connection and it changed my life. Julie is a compassionate, honest, and inspiring instructor. The material and exercises changed the way I parent, helping me give myself...

Lucia, mother of three

I think that the Building Emotional Understanding Class with Julie Johnson was the best investment in parent education that I’ve ever made. On each conference call, I was reassured by the warmth in her voice, I felt respected and understood. Julie was able to answer...