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Kathy Slattengren
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  • Kenmore, WA
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Calm, Confident Parenting - 6 Week Classes starting January 11th at Evergreen Surgery and Physicians Center

December 20, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Would you like to have more fun and less stress with your kids?Even when you know how you'd ideally like your family to operate, it can be challenging to make those intentions a reality. You don't want to yell at your kids, yet you find yourself yelling. You want your kids to treat you with respect, yet you struggle with this. You want to be on the same parenting page as your spouse and yet you have very different approaches with the kids. Raising kids is not easy. In these classes we'll…See More
Dec 20, 2012
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Calm, Confident Parenting - 6 Week Class at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center

May 14, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Parenting can be a pleasure or a pain. You will experience more pleasure when you have the right tools. This 6-week class will give you the tools to respond to your kids in ways that are ultimately helpful, not hurtful.This class is for parents with kids ages 1 to 11.Learn more and register here: http://pricelessparenting.com/May2012See More
Mar 28, 2012
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"Why Can't You Behave?": Respond to Misbehavior Without Losing It at Phinney Neighborhood Association

February 22, 2010 from 7pm to 8pm
Join Kathy Slattengren, founder of Priceless Parenting, for an engaging presentation on positively handling misbehavior. We'll discuss using your values, firmness and kindness to create the loving, long term relationship that you want with your children.$20 at the door, $15 in advance - register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/500069722See More
Mar 13, 2012
Kathy Slattengren and Sherley Mondesir-Prescott are now friends
Jan 8, 2012
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Helping Kids Control Negative Thoughts

Who will criticize your children the most as they grow up? They will! It is their own negative self-talk that they will hear most often.Everyone’s mind produces a steady stream of thoughts. When these thoughts turn negative, fear, doubt and frustration quickly sets in. Stopping negative thoughts isn’t easy and it starts with actually noticing those thoughts. What are your kids saying to themselves? What your children say out loud gives you insight into what they are thinking. You know they are…See More
Feb 14, 2011
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What Will Your Children Remember?

The holidays are a busy time of year especially for parents. You plan special meals, wonderful gatherings of family and friends, and search for just the right gifts to delight your children. It's all a lot of work and so it's interesting to consider what your children will remember a year from now. A mom recently told me that she was busily pondering the gifts she should buy for her two grade school children. Trying to find meaningful gifts, she decided to ask them what they could remember…See More
Dec 23, 2010
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Nov 15, 2010
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Back to School, Back to Bullying?

We certainly hope that back to school does not mean back to bullying! Unfortunately being bullied at school is the reality for too many children. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, "Bullying has become a tidal wave of epic proportions." Everyone's Role In her book The Bully, the…See More
Sep 1, 2010
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Four Things That Matter Most in Parenting

What four things matter the most in parenting? Could they be the same as the four things that matter most in life? It is likely they could be the same since our relationships with our children are some of the most significant ones we have in our lives.The Four Things That Matter MostIn his book, The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living, Ira Byock proclaims these are the four most important things to say to those you love: Please forgive me.I forgive you.Thank you.I love you.Byock…See More
Aug 9, 2010
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Limiting Screen Time for Your Kids

Do you feel your kids are spending too much time watching TV, playing video games and being on the computer? Do ever find it challenging to get them to turn off the TV or computer and go outside to play? If so, join the crowd!How much time are kids really spending with media?The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report in January 2010 showing the average amount of time kids 8 - 18 are spending with media. These are the numbers for a typical day:TV (4 hours, 29 minutes)Music/audio (2 hours, 31…See More
Jun 11, 2010
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Kids Swearing

When children swear, it certainly catches our attention! How should we respond when this happens? There are a number of ways to handle it depending on the situation. Trying Out Swearing Young children often try swearing at some point. One day our daughter was coming home from preschool when she dropped something while getting out of the car and exclaimed "F#@$!" My husband calmly asked her if she knew what that word meant. She said she didn't know what it meant and he explained that it's…See More
May 27, 2010
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Helping Our Children Shine

Did you ever gaze into your children’s eyes when they were babies wondering what they would be like when they grew up? Did you notice some of your children’s strong personality traits even when they were very young? One of our challenges is to see and appreciate our children’s unique combination of passions, capabilities, qualities and beliefs. This can be especially difficult when our expectations for our children do not match who they are. Unmet Expectations A teacher told the story of…See More
May 7, 2010
Kathy Slattengren posted a blog post

Helping Our Children Shine

Did you ever gaze into your children’s eyes when they were babies wondering what they would be like when they grew up? Did you notice some of your children’s strong personality traits even when they were very young? One of our challenges is to see and appreciate our children’s unique combination of passions, capabilities, qualities and beliefs. This can be especially difficult when our expectations for our children do not match who they are. Unmet Expectations A teacher told the story of…See More
May 7, 2010
Kathy Slattengren and Simone Wright are now friends
Apr 27, 2010

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Zip Code
98028
Company or Organization Name
Priceless Parenting
Favorite children's book
Grasper
How did you become passionate about early learning?
By witnessing the enormous positive effects on children

Kathy Slattengren's Blog

Helping Kids Control Negative Thoughts

Who will criticize your children the most as they grow up? They will! It is their own negative self-talk that they will hear most often.



Everyone’s mind produces a steady stream of thoughts. When these thoughts turn negative, fear, doubt and frustration quickly sets in. Stopping negative thoughts isn’t easy and it starts with actually noticing those thoughts.



What are your kids saying to themselves?



What your children say out loud gives you insight into what… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 3:47pm

What Will Your Children Remember?

The holidays are a busy time of year especially for parents. You plan special meals, wonderful gatherings of family and friends, and search for just the right gifts to delight your children. It's all a lot of work and so it's interesting to consider what your children will remember a year from now.



A mom recently told me that she was busily pondering the gifts she should buy for her two grade school children. Trying to find meaningful gifts, she decided to ask them what they could…

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Posted on December 23, 2010 at 8:49am

Great Parenting Stands the Test of Time

Some parenting ideas come and go like fads. Others stick around for decades. The ideas that last are those that work well in the long run to help parents with the challenging job of raising children.



The common foundation for many current parenting ideas is Alfred Adler's (1870-1937) philosophy of treating each other with mutual respect. Parent education pioneers like Rudolf Dreikurs, Jane Nelsen and Adele Faber…
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Posted on November 15, 2010 at 11:40am

Children Dangerously Breaking Rules

We establish rules to help keep our kids safe. We'd all like to believe our children would make the right choice when presented with a situation like whether or not to answer the door to a stranger. But what would they really do?



What would your kids do?



Recently NBC's Dateline tested a few kids in tough situations in a program called "…
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Posted on November 15, 2010 at 11:25am

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