My research began 4 years ago with a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal). My BHAG was to answer this question:
What does science say we should specifically do to raise good kids in a happy home, who are well-equipped for the world?
As I researched this question, worked with clients in my family therapy practice, and raised my own kids, I realized the findings would need to be put into simple steps that any busy family could do.
After many hours of exhaustive research, experimentation and fine tuning, I’m happy to say the Game Plan is here and best of all, it really works! See testimonials here.
My BHAG became The Positive Impact Parent Game Plan, a 6-step online course and the accompanying Parent Game Plan workbook. I’m thrilled that families are experiencing real, meaningful change in their day-to-day ‘standard operating procedures’, a sense of teamwork with clear values and structure, and more joy and fun as a family. The Parent Game Plan empowers parents to be highly effective, with science-based tools and strategies to bring their family to the next level.
The short answer to the BHAG is that in order to raise great kids we need to help them form habits that in turn help them grow internal strengths like kindness, cooperation, conscientiousness, and perseverance. The amazing thing that happens when we do this is that we parents start to live closer to the best version of ourselves, which positively impacts our kids, and equips them to positively impact the world. It’s the ripple effect in action.
I invite you to come be a part of the Positive Impact family. You can get started by watching the free webinar: Rock Your Routine: Simple Habits for a Happy Home.
I can’t wait to make a positive impact together!
Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, parent coach, and co-chair of parent education for the Issaquah School District in WA State. She runs an online course, Positive Impact Parent Game Plan, and teaches parents best practices mined from the latest science in brain and child development. Debbie earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Masters in Child, Couple and Family Counseling from Antioch University. She lives in WA with her husband of twenty years and two sons, ages 15 and 12.