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Parent Express for 05-May-2011

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Gloria DeGaetano

Thank you all for your kindness as we experienced a death in the family of one of our staff and an extended illness in another. I am touched by your big-hearted support.

We are pleased to be able to resume Parent Express. I know you will enjoy the article on "collecting evidence" of your parental success written by Marni Parsons, PCI Certified Parent Coach® in Culver City. At the PCI, we have adapted a concept called "Appreciative Inquiry" that supports parents to observe what is working well. Marni's uplifting article shows you how to make that do-able throughout a busy day, turning overwhelm into overjoyed! (Most days!)

I'm thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring a presentation by Lt. Col Dave Grossman from 8 AM to noon on June 21, who will speak on the role of media in increasing violence and bullying. So many of the families we work with struggle with some aspect of bullying at their schools, we wanted to provide the best solutions to this complex issue. I can't think of anyone more qualified to address this subject than Dave. Please see the right column for more information. I hope you will be able to join us for what will be an informative, as well as inspiring morning!

On behalf of all of us at the PCI, I wish you a productive and creative springtime.


Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO

PCI Training

Apply now for Summer Quarter 2011 Parent Coach Certification® Training Program.

Apply before May 15 to receive a $450.00 tuition discount. Begin Course 1 phone classes the week of June 27, 2011. If you have been thinking about entering Parent Coach Certification® Training, now is the time.

Please send in the basic application as the first step. Download the application here. Once we receive this document, we will contact you for a phone interview. Transcripts and reference letters can follow the basic application by a few weeks.

Please note: Phone classes are in the evening time, usually at 5PM or 6PM (Pacific Time) to accommodate the work schedules of our students.

Questions? Please call (425) 401-1519 or email

"Gloria DeGaetano is the most dynamic, 'outside-the-box' thinker I have ever met. And this shows up in the PCI curriculum she developed—big time. It's such a joy and inspiration to be part of this innovative, cutting-edge program!"
—Elaine Cooper, PCI Certified Parent Coach®
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Featured Article

What Are Your Evidence Indicators?

Marni Parsons

by Marni Parsons
Marni Parsons, PCI Certified Parent Coach®

As a parent I am always looking for even the smallest of evidence indicators that my values and morals are actually sinking into the character of my children. My oldest daughter will be graduating from high school this year, and I have been thinking a lot about how it is a parent really knows their child is ready to move out into the world. What evidence does a parent have so that they can feel secure in knowing they have taught their child what it is they need to meet the demands and challenges of leaving the nest? I believe that answer is different for every parent. I recently had such an evidence indicator, which I feel compelled to express as a proud moment. I now believe that my baby is as ready as she will ever be to leave the nest as the adult we dreamt of raising. The years of hard work and determination that my husband and I have spent loving and guiding our child are paying off.

As a parent it has been part of my dream to raise highly functioning individuals. I want them to make some sort of difference, I want them to be fulfilled emotionally and spiritually, and I want them to enjoy life, live passionately and to love deeply. The struggle has been in how I impart this when I am concerned about chores being done, pets being taken care of, homework being completed, tests being studied for, rooms being picked up, and thank you notes written?

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
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The Brain-Compatible Parenting System™, a 2-day training by Gloria DeGaetano
June 23 & 24 or August 3 & 4

This training is designed for family support professionals—teachers, counselors, social workers, parent coaches—who wish to give parent workshops on media/digital age issues. Given the time constraints of busy parent educators, this training provides four ready-to-go workshops on important media/digital issues. Participants receive four PowerPoint presentations with four workshop outlines for ease of presentation. For more information see the PDF flyer/registration form here. Questions, please call Gloria DeGaetano at (425) 401-1519.

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PCI Certified Parent Coaches® are caring, thoughtful professionals with years of experience working with parents. They have successfully completed The PCI™ Parent Coach Certification® Training Program—a comprehensive academic, one-year, graduate-level program in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University.

To find a PCI Certified Parent Coach® in your area, please click here or call us (425) 401-1519 for a referral to a PCI Certified Parent Coach® selected especially for you.

"I have had the tremendous good fortune of being coached by Chris Donavan, PCI Certified Parent Coach®. Her coaching has changed my whole approach to parenting. I will never be able to thank Chris or the PCI enough!"
—Becky Morgan
Asheville, North Carolina

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This issue of Parent Express was originally published May 5, 2011. Some content, contact information, and links may be out of date, and the conversion from the original email edition may introduce formatting inconsistencies.

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