Monday, April 6, 2009

ProActive Parenting giveaway! ($149.95 value)

I love being a mother. I love watching my children grow and I especially love how they make me laugh. They are such a joy to be around... There are some days though when I feel exhausted. These are not the days my kids are happy, listening and minding. These are the days that I feel I have no control over them, I start to feel lost and uncertain about my parenting. I will admit, l have so much to learn and I know I have much to work on.


Well this giveaway is for all you parents who feel similar (I know I am not the only one). I want to introduce you to ProActive Parenting. ProActive Parenting is dedicated to helping parents raise children, not just correct behavior. They offer several Parenting seminars on MP3 audio that you download to your computer, to your iPod, or MP3 player or burn a CD . This allows you to be able to listen at your own convenience and during your busy schedule. They must know parenting when they know that trying to find a minute to sit down to read is nearly impossibly. When you purchase any of their seminars you will also receive a monthly newsletter, a collection of tips, and stories from Sharon, the Mommie Mentor and others, as well as great resources that can help you with your daily life and all you have on your plate.
ProActive Parenting offers a seminar on age appropriate time-outs and seminars on teaching parents how to create
a change in behavior in everyday life events of a toddler or preschooler. Some of these include whining, siblings, interrupting, yelling and more. Although Proactive Parenting focuses on toddlers and preschoolers, their teachings can help you with older children and for years to come.


I would love to get my hands on my own copy one of these seminars. Well actually I would love to get my hands on all of these seminars. Well, one of you are going to win just that, a free download of the entire series, The Everyday Solution Series. This is all 10 seminars and a $149.95 value!

To Enter: Visit ProActive Parents and look around. Then come back here and tell me what you find appealing about their products or which seminar you think you could use.

*Bonus Entries*
-Share one parenting tip that has worked for you. (Example: I am using tickets right now with my 4 year old and he this has really helped with him obeying)
-Add my button
-Subscribe to my feed
-Post this giveaway on your blog or twitter!

Please leave a separate comment for each one and what it is for!

Rules: In order to win, you must provide a valid email. I will be notifying the winner by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their name and address. If this information is not received within 48 hours new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is opened to everyone!

Giveaway Ends: April 20, 2009

92 comments:

Lauren said...

I could definitely use their "Interrupting" seminar. My 4 year old always needs to talk while my husband and I try to have a conversation and we've had a hard time getting him to stop!

nscandurro(at)cox(dot)net

Lauren said...

One technique we've sued with our older son is giving him stickers for going to sleep without trouble and for staying in his own room all night. It usually works for us!

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Lauren said...

I'm also an email subscriber.

nscandurro(at)cox(dot)net

NimrodVern said...

I like the quote at the bottom of the philosophy page that says
"Discipline expresses a parent's boundaries with the emotional volume turned down."

Kim said...

I have a 1 year old, so we're not into TOO much discipline.. but I find distraction works wonders!

NimrodVern said...

I like when "playful parenting" works to diffuse an overly emotional/angry parenting moment.

Tj and Amy said...

I learned that The philosophy behind ProActive Parenting is based in the use of discipline instead of punishment, and the fact that you’re too busy! You’re too busy to read another book on parenting theory, you’re too busy to go through another seminar where the method is explained but never really applied to your real everyday life. You’re just too busy! this sounds great. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

one thing that's been working for me lately since I am a mom to 1 right now is ignoring the tantrums she seems to be throwing them less now. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Simply Being Mommy said...

I would like to try the How to Respond NOT React to Toddler and Preschool Behavior.

crystal_reagan(at)hotmail(dot)com

spitfyr323 said...

I found the How to Respond NOT React To Toddler and Preschool Behavior Audio Seminar most intriguing. I know I could use it!

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Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I just spent the last fifteen minutes looking for your blog! I think that means it's time to follow you. Oh... I grabbed your button too!

andrea v said...

Stop Reacting - Start Responding - looks great. My son sure tests me sometimes and I'm not sure what to do. I could use some helpfu advice.

andrea v said...

I try to make picking up a fun thing to do, not a chore. More like a game to see who can do more. My son loves competition and he gets excited and happy to help.

1955nurse said...

The "How to respond not just react" for toddlers, etc would be fabulous for my Son and Dtr-in-law! They are doing a FABULOUS job w/my Grandson and I try to remain like Switzerland - so I could give them this and they would have all the help they need (minus the "advice" from Grandma-which I try NOT to give unsolicited!!! :)
1955nursehjc4me@myway.com

Anonymous said...

We use a whinning/negativity jar. Each child starts out with 25 pennies on Monday. If they are heard saying words that aren't so nice or they come in a whine to us, they put a penny in the Mommy/Daddy jar. At the end of the week what ever is left in their jars they get to keep. It has really seemed to make them aware of the way the speak to each other and us.

momct24(at)yahoo(dot)net

Heather said...

I am also a new subscriber to your feed and am still learning the ropes so my previous comment doesn't have my name, but the email is there. I enjoy reading your feed.

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mverno said...

we could definitely use the
#1 Correcting Toddlers mverno@roadrunner.com

Reva Skie said...

I like the respond not react message. Responding instead of reacting not only preserves the parent-child relationship it creates a calmer parent and a calmer household without losing the ability to teach and correct behavior.

pamelarm said...

I could use the "Yelling" seminar; I find myself doing more and more of it and it would be great if someone could help me change that! Thanks for the giveaway

Trung Nguyen said...

I would like to use their "Interrupting" seminar.

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Kati said...

Boy, could I ever use the Correcting Toddlers seminar! Our son is almost two, and we're making the transition from just redirection and distraction to real "parenting." It's tough! katisknowland(at)gmail(dot)com

Kati said...

A lot of what we've done with my son so far is about prevention of an argument ... giving him the choice of two outfits or two activities. It helps him feel in control and we don't get to the point of tantrums and meltdowns. You know, when it works :)

katisknowland(at)gmail(dot)com

JENN said...

This is seriously a great site. To learn how to teach our children is definitely the most important thing we can invest out time and money into.

george ferris said...

I could use the interrupting seminar.
george ferris
littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

MaggieM said...

I would love to win the entire package for my son and daughter-in-law, who have a 2-1/2 year old and four year old (girls). My favorite seminar (so far) is the How to Respond not React to Toddler and Preschool Behavior. Too bad parenting doesn't come with a Manuel!

maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

Right now my daughter-in-law uses the Time Out Mat purchased from a Retailer. Personally, I don't like it, but she says it works. I believe in first finding out what the problem is, and then offering a couple of solutions. If I have a child that's throwing a tantrum, I let them go at it while I go into the kitchen describing something yummy I'm going to bake and that it's too bad I don't have anyone to decorate it for me (then I'll bake cupcakes or something) and within a minute or two, one or more of my granddaughters come in to ask to help me. So far, so good. Then, while we're mixing and stirring, we discuss what just happened and how to prevent it from happening again. I prefer holding, kissing and humor to any type of "discipline":)

maggie@mannwieler.com

Stephen said...

Well the discipline approach may actually teach something... so that's good.

Anonymous said...

I need the "Correcting Preschoolers" seminar to teach me how to avoid arguments and mini meltdowns with my daughter who is almost three. She doesn't have tantrums but she can whine and push my buttons with the best of them....
renee
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

My parenting tip isn't disciple related, but here goes.

Cosleeping +breastfeeding = happy nights for mom. It'll be six years non-stop as of tomorrow (3 babies), and I'm still alive!

Janet and Maya said...

It appeals to me because of their philosophy to respond vs react.

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Janet and Maya said...

It works well for me to head off my duaghter being upset when we leave somewhere to make sure to tell my daughter in advance what to expect. For example when we are going somewhere, I tell her that we'll be there a long time or a short time. Then before it's time to leave, I say, almost time to leave....give advance notice instead of abruptly leaving.

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Cortney said...

I love their slogan "Stop Reacting Start Responding" How many times do we react to something our kids do instead of teaching our kids how to behave from the get go? I'm fumbling my way through the toddler years with my son and I would love some guidance. Thanks for the great giveaway!
couponcrazymom00 at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

We're about to bring home our second child, so could use the siblings seminar.

Rajee said...

Speak softly by patting and hugging him. He can slowly learn and change.
rajikarthik@hotmail.com

SarahKay said...

As I've recently adopted a 2 and 4 yr old sibling pair, I'm pretty new to this behaviour-mummy-type thing. I found that sticker charts with various rewards such as DVD choice, comic, special story time word best.

Shannon said...

I would love to try the Correcting Toddlers. My hubby and I react way too often.

Shannon said...

Something I try to be proactive about is their meals. I try to get things ready prior to them melting down because they are so hungry.

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arlen926 said...

They have so many good programs. I would be helped by just using one of them.

Tina said...

I could use the one on correcting toddlers and the one on siblings. These are great.

kris said...

oh my...as a mother of a 3 year old and a one year old that are very independent and head strong I could use all of it. Some nights i go to bed crying taht i am a failure of a mom, then other nights when it was a good day I feel like I want another one. Most days recently since my son hit 3 years old have been a battle of the wills. I am willing to try it all to see what sticks! i am running out of ideas

Kristen Emma

kris said...

oh my e-mail is krisemma(at)msn(dot)com

sorry i forget most things these days! lol

Anonymous said...

any seminar in parenting I am a mother of a 2 year old and i stepped into the role of mother for a thirteen year old on top of it I have a 34 year old ( I think he is the worst behaving)I need any help I can get!!! I just want to give my boys the best I can provide

Anonymous said...

OOOPs never done this before last post about boys I am lilmisswt@live.com

Julie said...

I like that they are about responding instead of reacting. It is very easy to react when your toddler is frustrating you but it should be the other way around.

Julie said...

My child does not respond well to time outs but he does to putting an object in timeout. If he is misbehaving, I put the item that is causing the issue or a toy that is near and dear to him in time out and he changes his behavior quickly.

darlanpaulsmamma said...

I could use the How to Respond
NOT React to
Toddler and Preschool Behavior. I could use some guidance on not reacting to bad behavior and using the correct response.

darlanpaulsmamma said...

The best parenting tip that I think I can offer is to offer positive reassurance when my kids do well. Even if it is they didnt fight for a day I tell them how proud I am of them. I think that sometimes this is left out and the focus is always on the behavior that wasnt so nice.

Brea's Mommy said...

I would love to see the how to respond not react seminar! I try my best but know that I could use some help! Thanks for a great giveaway

Brea's Mommy said...

If Brea is throwing a tantrum I try to find something to distract her with. Sometimes works, but sometimes I just have to let her cry it out.

Dina said...

I find the How to Respond not React to Toddler and Preschool Behavior interesting.

Dina said...

My preschooler likes to hear the reasoning behind what I ask the kids to do - I have to explain why, not just tell them to do it.

Sharon Silver said...

You guys rock! Thank you for checking out my site and the wonderful seminars we have available to help parents correct behavior with respectful loving firmness. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter so you can get monthly tips and tools.

ktgonyea said...

I really could use some help on teaching my son not to interrupt !!

ktgonyea at gmail.com

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the How to Respond NOT React To Toddler and Preschool Behavior Audio Seminar .would be handy for my son and his wife. they are raising 4 boys:)

cdmarteny said...

self control what we need for working with a special needs grandchild so we are all on same page

Jon the shooter said...

Our 18 month old is starting to get his own little will. We'd love the toddler behavior seminar to give us helpful ways to work with him rather than battling him.