Today my children are 12, 19 and 23. Today I’m learning that while parenting doesn’t end when children are grown and out of the house, it morphs drastically. Today I see my role in their early lives as even more important than I knew at the time. Today I’m grateful for all my parenting moments, big and small. Today I’m aware that one of my biggest parenting challenges has been letting go, no matter the age of my child.
In the beginning…
My first few years as a mother were guided by instinct. Parenting felt natural and easy.
When my second son was born I hit a wall with parenting-by-instinct. I’d been thrown into a new sport with no knowledge of the game. I realized, the hard way, that I needed to train and workout if I was going to play!
I got back on the field in 2002 when I discovered Positive Discipline.
My relationship with my son was forever changed. Here I had discovered a roadmap for parenting that came with its own toolkit. I felt INSPIRED to share it with everyone I knew.
My life’s work is dedicated to helping you enjoy the precious time you have with your family.
The years go quickly. Wouldn’t you love to quiet your inner critic and start loving instead? Our children need our love, not perfection.
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- B.A. from Georgetown University, 1988.
- M.S.W. from the University of California at Berkeley, 1992.
- Positive Discipline Educator, 2005.
- Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Positive Discipline Association, 2008.
- Certified Professional Co-active Coach, C.P.C.C. from the Coaches Training Institute, 2013.
Lisa Fuller, kickin’ it with her family — December 2012