Parenting Tools You Can Trust

Research-based online courses and resources to help your family thrive.

We can help

You want to be the best parent for your child—we can help.

In a world of information overload, it’s hard to know if you are getting advice you can trust. Our resources put the power of the most studied and effective parenting strategies in the palm of your hand. 

We equip parents with fundamental knowledge and tools to tackle today’s toddler tantrums and remain effective through the (gulp) pre-teen years!

We're Jenna and Shanna!

meet us

meet us

Moms & Psychologists

As psychologists, we were passionate about evidence-based parenting even before having kids ourselves. Once we became parents, we were overwhelmed by the amount of parenting information available, some of which isn’t backed by research. This inspired the Helping Families Thrive mission: to bring parenting science to the real world.  

The tools we share have been found to decrease challenging behaviors, improve parent-child relationships, and decrease parental stress. We don’t promise to make parenting easy, but we do promise that applying our techniques will make the hard work you put in more valuable to you and your family.

 

Welcome

It's never too late to start your family on the path to a calmer home.

Our methods work because they are supported by decades of research showing long-lasting, positive effects.

Welcome

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The Course

Our Essentials course gets you up to speed quickly on the building blocks of evidence-based parenting so you can increase happiness and wellbeing of the entire family.

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Free Resources

Our 3-Step Strategy to Help Your Child to Listen the First Time will give you tools to increase your child’s cooperation.

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Blog

Find lots of parenting and mental health tips and tools on our blog.

Our resources were designed with Real

parents in mind.

REal Easy

Watch the online course at your own pace or sign up for one of our virtual workshops.

Real Families

 See videos of real parents demonstrating the skills so you know exactly what to do.

Real Results

Our strategies are evidence-based and backed by decades of research.

“This program focused and refined my parenting and that of my partner making us a more consistent and cohesive co-parenting team. It also built confidence in our son.”

Where Parenting Science Meets Real Life

Step 1

Learn

Sign up for our Essentials course or a workshop and gain concrete tools you can use right away.

Step 2

do

Put the strategies you’ve learned to work and begin to feel more confident in your parenting.

Step 3

Thrive

Feel proud of your parenting and watch your family thrive for years to come.

“This program gave us a true toolbox of strategies, especially ways to cultivate a more connected and positive relationship.”

Our 3-Step Strategy to Help Your Child to Listen the First Time

A free guide to improve your child’s cooperation.

"Parenting Essentials is Trusted by the Seattle School District's Head Start Program"

Our methods work because they are supported by decades of research showing long-lasting, positive effects.