What is the Focus for Parenting Today?


“I know that you are a parenting expert, but what is your focus?”

It’s a good question, after all there are many people today talking about parenting. Some are professionally qualified and some have a point of view but no particular training.

First, let’s clear up the qualification question. I have my C.C.F.E. which means I am a Certified Canadian Family Educator.  I recommend that parents always look to see if any speaker or author has this accreditation. After all, you want to ensure that anyone giving you advice is credible.

What is the framework upon which Parenting Today operates?  I offer keynotes and workshops, have written books and have ongoing newspaper columns, books, blogs and newsletters. And, no matter what the actual topic, they all share a basic value that I call

P.U.R.E. Parenting.

P — is a parenting plan

U — is unconditional love

R — is respect for your child as he is right now

E — is encouragement

These make up the framework of any resources that will come from Parenting Today. These four pillars are the essential ingredients for raising healthy children who will develop into capable young men and women.

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