Hi I’m Amy McCready,
I’m the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, the proud mom of two fabulous young men AND I’m a recovering yeller.
If you’re wondering why I started this program, here’s why…
I would have never dreamed I’d turn into “that yelling mom.”
But time-outs and counting to 3 weren’t working and it seemed like the only way they would listen, was is if I raised my voice.
One night, I was getting ready for bed and I thought I was coming down with the flu or a cold because my throat was sore.
When I realized what was really going on I really did feel sick.
I had a sore throat because all day long, I had been yelling at my two little guys.
It started first thing in the morning,
I fussed at them to eat their breakfast,
I yelled at them to get dressed so we could get out the door...
I yelled about picking up the toys,
I yelled about them acting up at the dinner table,
And just a few minutes earlier, I lost it because they wouldn’t settle down and go to sleep…
I’m embarrassed to say this, but I actually yelled, “you will sleep!”
It was absolute insanity.
When I realized why my throat was really hurting, I broke down into tears.
I knew I had become that parent, the one I never wanted to be, the parent who yells at the people she loves the most.
I felt like I was failing at my most important job and wondered if I was even cut out to be a parent.
That night - I decided I had to turn things around.
My kids deserved better.
That’s when I began studying positive parenting and as I started implementing the strategies, things started to turn around for us.
When I asked my kids to do something, they would do it, without a lot of fuss or fighting.
Our morning and bedtime routines ran so much more smoothly, they were actually ENJOYABLE.
Things were just getting easier and I was having a LOT more fun as a mom,
It was seriously life changing for us.
Helping other parents find that same peace became my new mission in life.
Back then, my day job was creating training programs for Fortune 500 companies, so I used that expertise to create the Positive Parenting Solutions program.
For five years I taught it in person at schools, churches, communities and organizations.
The feedback was amazing and inspiring and that’s when I knew I had to take it to parents around the world.
Since then (2004) I’ve helped over 75,000 parents all over the world kick the yelling habit,
And I LOVE my job!
I can’t wait for you to see how positive parenting can change your life around too.