About Us

Positive Parenting Solutions is the leader in providing training for parents of toddlers to teens. Parenting educator and TODAY Show contributor, Amy McCready will teach you the tools you need to effortlessly manage day-to-day discipline challenges of raising children, leaving you more confident, less stressed and more in control.

So, how can we help you?

For Parents

  • The Blog – Solution focused advice for parents of toddlers to teens.
  • FREE, Live Parenting Webinars – Join us for a fun, interactive hour where you will learn tools you can put to use right away.
  • FREE, On-Demand Training. Experience Session 1 of our award-winning online course.
  • Positive Parenting Solutions Online Course. This award-winning parenting education program will be your go-to resource from the time your kids are toddlers through their teens.
  • Parent Coaching from parenting expert Amy McCready will deliver quick and lasting results.
  • Amy’s Acclaimed Book: If I Have to Tell You One More Time…The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling.(Tarcher/Penguin, 2012 & 2011)

For Corporations & Organizations

  • Work-Life Balance Programs (live and virtual) reduce parenting stress and improve employee productivity.
  • Speaking Keynotes & Workshops from Amy McCready deliver practical, solution-focused advice parents can put to use immediately for visible results.
  • Brand Spokesperson – Amy McCready earns rave reviews as a trusted spokesperson for top family-friendly brands.

For Media

  • TV Clips – Amy McCready is a trusted national media source for parenting and family-related segments.
  • Press Kit

About Amy McCready

About Positive Parenting Solutions – The Back Story

about us Amy McCready

Founder & President, Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc.

about us Dave McCready

CEO, Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc.

Positive Parenting Solutions – How It All Started

After a successful Fortune 500 career in Sales Management and Training Development, Amy decided to “retire” and raise her two young boys who were both in diapers. At the end of a typical day with her toddlers, she noticed her throat was hurting and assumed she was coming down with a cold. After this pattern repeated a few more days but with no other symptoms, it hit her…she wasn’t getting sick…her throat was sore from yelling all day. Amy knew there had to be a better way. She didn’t want to spend each day yelling at the two most important people in her life. She quickly determined the reason they weren’t listening was because she was not meeting all of their needs. But what were those needs?

A short time later, Amy was introduced to the study of Adlerian Psychology and Positive Discipline. She immersed herself in learning every aspect of Adlerian Psychology and Positive Discipline, took courses, private study, mentored with an expert in the field and became a certified Positive Discipline Instructor.

Amy took her newfound knowledge and started applying what she learned at home. The principles she learned worked wonders and her days became more relaxed, less stressed and with no more sore throats. Her kids became more empowered and the misbehaviors melted away. Everyone was happy.

As excited as Amy was about her success in using the positive parenting strategies, her years of Fortune 500 training experience told her there was a need to translate the theories into a step-by-step, easy-to-implement process that parents everywhere could use with their own families. So, Amy created the award-winning Breakthrough Course. Starting in 2004, Amy taught thousands of parents in the Raleigh, NC area the tools and strategies to address misbehaviors that would allow them to get back control of their lives and enjoy parenting a lot more. Parents raved about the logical flow of the course, the easy to implement tools and the many real-life examples Amy shared when teaching the course.

Then one day in mid- 2008, Amy’s husband Dave attended one of her classes and was moved by parent’s in tears telling how dramatically their lives had improved since taking Amy’s class. Parent after parent spoke of how they were transformed from the yelling mom or dad to the calm parent who now had the tools to address back talk, bedtime issues and all the other misbehaviors that caused stress in their lives. And most importantly, they were having so much more fun at their most important job. It was then that Dave knew Positive Parenting Solutions needed to change its format from teaching small classes in Raleigh, NC to reaching parents worldwide.

After months of retooling the in-person course to an online course – complete with HD video and interactive modules – Positive Parenting Solutions ONLINE was born. Since January 1, 2009 parents worldwide have benefited from Amy speaking to them “one-on-one” and teaching the tools and strategies that would transform their lives.

Today, Positive Parenting Solutions is proud to have happy parent customers on 6 continents.

Amy’s Bio

A self-described recovering yeller, Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time…The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling (Penguin, August 2011). She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Her Toolbox strategies have empowered tens of thousands of parents to correct their kids’ misbehaviors without nagging, reminding or yelling.

Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online parenting course, live webinars, and media appearances. Amy is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on/in The New York Times, Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere.

Amy is a sought after keynote speaker, writer, parenting coach, corporate spokesperson and trainer. In her most important role, she plays mom to two teenage boys. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for over 20 years and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Amy’s Press kit

Dave’s Bio

Dave spent the first 25 years of his career working for two Fortune 500 companies in sales, sales management, marketing and general management. Later, he served as CEO for two troubled companies, which resulted in the successful turn-around of the first and the sale of the second. Over his career, Dave has been responsible for launching a number of successful new products and new businesses before taking over as CEO of Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc.

His expert marketing knowledge, strategy development and organizational skills have propelled Positive Parenting Solutions to dramatic growth increases over the last 4 years.

In his spare time, Dave coaches his youngest son’s soccer team and serves as President of his kids’ school Athletic and Band Booster Club.