Are you a parent who wants to...

Go to bed at night and not feel bad about the way you and your children interacted that day? 

Spend more quality time with your children and less time nagging them and telling them “no"? 
Raise children who make healthy choices for themselves, even when you're not there to guide them?
Have children who know how to handle the curve balls that life throws at them?
Feel confident that your children know that are loved for who they are, even (especially) when you don't agree with them? 

Believe it or not, you can achieve these goals by parenting postively, even if your children's behavior is driving you crazy.

Chances are, you want what’s best for your kids, and that’s probably what motivates most of the parenting decisions you make. But have you noticed that lecturing, yelling, and even imposing consequences don’t usually stop negative behavior -- and that doing those things may even make you and them feel worse?

There is a different way to raise children who make choices that are respectful to themselves and other people. The key is to connect with your children... and with yourself.

Not only does connecting with your children create a more positive relationship between you and your child, but it also motivates them to improve their behavior. When you truly connect with your children, no matter what their age, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and more likely to maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others. Fortunately, you can learn specific techniques that will foster this type of connection.

But let’s be honest. Even possessing an arsenal of tools may not be the complete solution. Have you read lots of parenting books and had the best of intentions, but still struggled? In reality, you may find it extremely difficult to implement effective parenting techniques in the moment that your child is pushing your buttons. Connecting with yourself, and examining your triggers, allows you to understand what prevents you from meeting your goals -- and how to overcome those obstacles.

Rachel Bailey can teach you hands-on skills and techniques that will allow you to make positive changes in your relationships immediately and become the parent that you want to be.