Today I'm talking with Debbie Godfrey, a positive parenting guru. Debbie's a certified Parent Educator with over 30 years of expertise in the parenting education field. She's helped parents around the world solve problems with their families and their children by teaching methods to improve behavior in a positive, gentle way.
She's served tons of organizations throughout the country, including C.A.A.N (Child Abuse and Neglect), Casa Pacifica, Conejo Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Authority and Child Development Resources of Ventura County, The California State Foster Parent Association, and many others. She conducts teacher trainings, parent education, workshops and does amazing work in her field.
Debbie and I discuss some ways that we can improve our parenting and gentle discipline for autistic children and ADHD kids, answering questions like:
- What is positive parenting?
- How does it support child self-esteem?
- Why don't we need punishment?
Plus, Debbie's answering listener questions about common parenting trouble spots, like how to handle defiance, aggression, and co-parenting struggles!