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Do you find yourself struggling to set limits for your child?

Do you set limits...and then later realize that this was NOT a hill you wanted to die on?

After you've set a limit, does your child just keep doing what they were about to do anyway?

Parenting doesn't have to be this frustrating!

Often when you set limits you:

Aren't totally sure why you're setting the limit

Set the limit and then waffle, allowing your child to talk you out of it

Hope your child will respect the limit you've set...but never really know if they will

Your child regularly:

Completely ignores limits you've set, as if they hadn't heard you

Nags, whines, or throws a tantrum to protest limits

Gives you a mischevious look as they defiantly do the thing you've asked them not to do

This makes you feel:


Overwhelmed (if your child would just listen, things would be so much easier!)


Setting limits is one of those rare topics in parenting that can lead to very quick improvements with some adjustments to your technique.

In fact, I can help you to help you set loving and effective limits that your child will respect - after just a few days of practicing!

When you join the FREE Setting Loving (and Effective!) limits workshop, you'll learn:

How to define when limits need to be set (using criteria that's uniquely right for your family!)

How to use the Three Zones of Behavior to set loving and effective limits that your child will respect

How to use The Power of Yes to surprise and delight your child, changing the tone of your relationship

By the end of the online workshop, you will:

Set fewer limits, allowing your child more freedom within a define framework of acceptable behavior

Set limits calmly and confidently, not on the spur of the moment

Enjoy spending time with your child, because the emotional climate in your home is warmer and more cooperative

Purchase access to the short course now - it's only $5!

jen holding carys

Hi! I'm Jen (and that's Carys)

I never saw myself as a mother.  I don’t really ‘do’ nurturing – at least not of things that have a lot of needs and can’t be reasoned with.  In hindsight, I spent rather too much time on my birth plan, and not nearly enough time thinking about what the time after the birth might be like.

When Carys was about four months old I was actually starting to think about discipline (a bit early, I know…).  I didn’t know how I was going to be a parent whose kid didn’t walk all over them without being a parent who always said “no.”

A couple of weeks after that, some friends were visiting with their toddler son.  We were in the living room and he went running down our hallway to our bedroom.  His Mom called after him: “Jack, please don’t go in there – it’s private.  You can go in the nursery or come back to the living room.”

Jack stopped on the threshold of our bedroom, peeked in, and then ran back to the living room.

“How did you do that?” I said.


The answer launched my journey as a parent: toward a Master's in Psychology (focused on Child Development), followed by another in Education, all underpinned by principles of respectful parenting.

Then I launched a podcast to share what I learned with others (I'll send you updates after you’re done with the short course).

Have questions about the course?  Just drop me an email at  There's a real person on the other end (me!) and I'll gladly do what I can to help.