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Looking for your kids to listen, the first time?

The Understanding Us Series is your roadmap to achieving just that.

Learning positive discipline and becoming the best parent you can be, starts here.

The Be Kind Coaching Positive Parenting Journey supports you while navigating:

Bedtimes, Mornings, Tantrums, Meltdowns, Sleeping, Hitting, Bitting, Aggressive Behavior, Sibling fights, Lying, Disrespect, and Chaos in the home. 

Start understanding your child, yourself, and even your parents in this 3-phase series, including 5 emails with worksheets, FREE Positive Parenting 101 Class, and a FREE How to Start Practicing Positive Parenting Class. 


Parenting is not instinctual. You have found a safe place to learn how to parent.

Have you asked any of these questions?

Parenting doesn't have to feel so lonely

You can join a community of amazing parents ready to celebrate your wins or sit with your discomfort. Parenting is the most challenging job in the world, but it doesn't always have to feel heavy. And you do not need to do it alone.

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MegAnne Ford

Positive Parenting Coach

I am glad you are here! I am MegAnne Ford. I provide parents with the support they crave, to feel in control in the home, with proven Positive Parenting methods and tools. More about me below ⬇️

I was raised with fear-based parenting.


I grew up in a family of love and fear. You might know what I am talking about.

I knew my parents loved me. I saw it in the good times. But as soon as I came home with a bad grade or acted out in an "over-the-top manner," I would witness fear-based parenting; Shame, blame, and punishment.

So, I learned to hide, deceive, and act in revenge. 

I became estranged from my Mom later in life because she interfered with my growth as a human.

The relationship that we created was toxic and suffocating. 

Going to family functions was the only time I would interact with my family, and it took days to recover from those small interactions.

I wished my Mom had found support so we could've had a better relationship. 

If only my Mom understood that I was doing the best that I knew how, and that my behavior was communication. 

Children can be exhaustingly themselves.


Kids are amazing, but why can't they listen the first time?

As I went into my early childhood development career, I tried using fear-based tools, the ones I was modeled to use. 

When a kid misbehaves or is not doing what they are supposed to,  you can use fear to make them do it. That "worked" for me. I'm a relatively decent human. 

The most "effective" fear-based tool, spanking, is forbidden inside any school system. 

So, now what? How will I get these kids to do what I want them to do?

Then I heard a quote that changed my life...


“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

Haim Ginott - "Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers"


...and that was my introduction to Positive Parenting.


That sounded amazing to me. I am the weather. How I respond makes a difference.

I have the ultimate control. That is what this quote is saying.

Only one problem, I am human, and as good as this sounded, or as much as I wanted to live according to this quote, I was working from a system that created and nurtured all of the negatives in this quote.


Of course, I had moments I could align with this quote when working with children, but as soon as something didn't go quite right, I would easily slide into my fear-based toolbox. 


It is lovely and easy to see a social media post of someone explaining how they calmly dealt with a child's over-the-top reaction to wanting the blue cup. It is just as easy to laugh with the parents who drink wine to get through the day. 


But the reality of responding to a crying kid in the middle of a store while you feel a hundred eyes on you is daunting and soul-crushing. 


It takes practice and support to get through the rough times and come out feeling lighter

This resonates, I want in!

Positive Parenting: The Myth Behind,

"Just Don't YELL"


You can be a Positive Parent and get your kids to listen to you by:

  • Spending 10 minutes a day doing exactly what they want to do.
  • Saying any of the scripts that have been provided to you.
  • No yelling, EVER.
  • Instead of time-outs, try time-ins.
  • Being positive all the time.


These are all great ideas if we were actors in a movie and there was a director close by and saying, "Cut, we need to try that interaction again. Your tone of voice was a little harsh while asking your son to put on his shoes."


Being a human is hard, and being a parent is even harder. Not only do you need to be aware of your emotions and feelings, but you also have to be aware of the small human's feelings and emotions, which they have little control over.


So, how do parents get through the day without feeling emotionally and physically drained by interactions with their kids?


And does it really matter? I mean, we turned out semi-okay humans. Do we really need to change?


And not yelling all day sounds like a dream. I mean, I am normally not a yeller, but that is the only way to get things moving in my house.


You have found the right place to become a Positive Parent. 


It takes practice and understanding of how we work as humans - and having support helps.

"Is it possible for me to become a positive parent?"


YES! 100% yes.


Practice makes perfect progress.


Practicing Positive Parenting will make a difference in your home's climate. 

You might discover that these methods and tools are not just for parenting but for being a human.


Becoming a Positive Parent is possible. In fact, I have developed and tested a method that helps us navigate the highly emotional situations that occur when children are in our lives. I use this method on myself, my husband, the children I work with, the staff at the store, and my family. 

Take me there

Parents like you are living the progress of their hard work

Can this be you?


30 minutes a day.

Yes, it will be hard.

Yes, sometimes it will feel like you are taking 1 step forward and then 5 steps back.

I have studied, created, and practiced the methods I teach for over eight years, impacting hundreds of families. 

The methods and techniques I teach, and coach can create a home life that can navigate stressful times consistently and, most of all, love. 

It is Possible, I am ready

"Okay, MegAnne, this sounds too good to be true."


You might be picturing a calmer home, kids doing chores, peaceful meals, and bedtimes filled with laughs and hugs.

But reality hits, your kids barge in on you while trying to have a quiet moment, and the picture fades back to reality, and you lose all hope.

You might start asking questions:

Do you have any kids?

Nope, I have not had the privilege of being a parent. 

That might turn you off, and that is okay.

I want to point out that many professionals do not have what their clients are struggling with. Would you only go to a pediatrician that has children?

I have developed my method and techniques inside classrooms and homes over the past 20 years. 

I love to learn from other professionals in the parenting field and teach in ways parents can use daily.

Really, only 30 minutes a day?

A little bit goes a long way.

Yes, if you set aside 30 minutes a day on one of the three pillars I coach clients through, awareness, education, and practice, then,

I promise you will experience a difference in your home. 

That promise does come with a warning; it will sometimes be messy and feel strange, but that is where the community is there to support you. 

What if my partner does not want to join?

I meet families where they’re at, so if it’s just you (whether your partner chooses not to join you or you’re a single parent), you’ll be supported by fellow parents in this group coaching Journey. 

You might be surprised how showing up to do the work gets results that motivate your partner to learn along with you!

But I have tried EVERYTHING...

I know.

I know you have tried everything.

You are an amazing parent. 

Those children of yours are lucky to have you as a parent.

I have good news. There are reasons why what you have tried doesn't work. The better news is that this journey will shed light on those reasons AND support you in transforming your family into a living, breathing, loving unit.

We are not looking for perfection. We are looking for progress.

That has answered my questions, I am ready for the next step

I was a rebel back in the day...


I wanted to be SEEN and UNDERSTOOD by my parents. 

Have you been there?


I was the problem, the child that my parents would punish behind closed doors and tell their friends, 'Oh, we don't have any control over that one.' (out of 5)


I needed to see and understand myself.


I needed to find a method, tools, and support to see myself and work through life's emotional highs and lows. I knew there had to be a way that I could break it down into a simple method. 


I wanted the kids in my class to truly feel seen and understood. It must be possible in the world that we live in.


Allowing children to be themselves and keep your sanity is possible.


Having a method, tools, and support allows you to lighten the stress you feel at night, wondering if you are doing enough for your kids. 


20 years of experience allowed me to create a proven Positive Parent Method backed by tools, science, and community support.


A  3-phase series that will help you understand why your kids act the way they do and how you became the way you are. 

The Understanding Us Series will give you awareness about:


What is easy is practiced, and what is hard is unpracticed

We will explore what it means to be a parent.


Reparenting, parenting, and future relationship

In order to know where you want to go, it is good to know why you ended up there.

You are -> I am

Words matter, what we say, and what we hear.


Your support networks

Where can you turn for help and support?

Band-Aid Solutions vs. Sustainable Solutions

Get to the route of the problem, and learn to solve that.


You will walk through the three phases of learning Positive Parenting; awareness, education, and practice, with activities, lessons, and group coaching. 

Below you can see what the 3 phases will look like:

  • Phase 1 -Five emails that will help you understand where you are, and shed light on why your kids are the way they are.
  • Phase 2 - Pre-Recording Positive Parenting Intro Class.
  • Phase 3 - Class on how to start practicing positive parenting to transform you family life.
"Finding MegAnne and Be Kind Coaching has proven that people come into your life for a reason. It provided me with confidence, patience, and forgiveness." ~ mom of 1

I am ready to join Caroline

This first step is right for you when...

  • You are ready to invest time, energy, and finances into bettering your caregiving toolbox.

  • You are ready to give up excuses and begin to self-reflect to improve your behavior during your child's challenging moments.

  • You understand that change begins with you and are eager to put into practice the tactics, methods, and strategies you've encountered through social media, podcasts, and books.

  • You value the power of investing in support, community, and accountability in your caregiving journey.

It is not right for you if...

  • You are seeking quick fixes, scripted responses, and instant change.
  • You are easily triggered or resistant to feedback and accountability.
  • You expect your child to change before you are willing to invest in your growth.
  • You are not ready to commit time, energy, and finances to improve your parenting tools, methods, and strategies.
It is right for me

Frequently Asked Questions

Wow, I am ready!

Frequently Asked Questions

"This sounds too good. Will this work for me?"

I can guarantee that if you put the time in and allow yourself compassion, something we work on throughout the course, it will work for you and your family. 

We are never going to be perfect; that would be boring. 

We can strive to positively impact the children in our lives. 

We can end the day knowing that we have not inflicted unnecessary damage on the children in our lives.  

"You said 30 minutes a day. Is that all?"

The point is a little goes a long way.

I like to say that our goal is to have our future self be thankful for our past self for starting.

"My kid has been diagnosed or might be neurodivergent, will this program help?"

This program is for parents, and if you have been diagnosed or might be neurodivergent, 

this program serves people.

Neuro-Divergent people are people.

All people deserve to be seen and heard. 

Those are the tools that I teach. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to me with either a phone call or email. I will be happy to give you any information that supports you in making the right decision for you and your children. 

"Why are you the parenting coach for me?"

That is for you to decide. I know that I have provided you with enough information to take the first step to improve your home's climate.

I am not for everyone. Some of the videos that I have posted online have gotten very negative reactions like:

- "Are you videos her to actually help or just patronize the people asking for help or more information? Noticed on a few now & don't understand."

- "Seriously? Leading with criticism of nondamaging statements made by mothers makes me not trust your content."

- "What a ridiculous video."


These are real statements made by people on the internet. I am not for everyone, but I am here for those who want to dive into this work with me. Those people say things like:

- "She really gets it!"

- "That outside perspective is just what you need"

- "She's working her butt off to make sure that the parents she interacts with leave the interaction a more effective toolset."

My question to you is, if not now, when?

Life is all about making choices. You have come this far. What choice will you make?

Keep doing things the way you’ve been doing them (and continue to experience the same frustrating results)

Celebrate making it this far into your Positive Parenting Journey (but walk away because this work is just too hard and triggering)

Continue on this path of opening up your level of awareness, getting the education and support you need, and practice using new tools/skills/and methods with a positive impact (by enrolling in C.L.E.A.R. and Kind Parents)

No matter your choice, the decision is up to you. However, since you’re reading this right now, I can’t help but think that although this work is hard, you’re dedicated to the process, impact, AND results.

Wow, I am ready!

Having a strong relationship with your children in 20 years, what is it worth to you?

I think that it is hard to put a price tag on it. Many people are selling the next toy, clock, or chart that would say it only costs you $20 - $120 for a more calm home environment. But how long do those short-term fixes last?

Earlier, I shared with you that I became estranged from my mom later in life. Well, during the estrangement, the work (investment in time and money) that I did to mend my wounds caused by her during childhood allowed me to know, deep down, that she was doing the best she knew how with the parenting tools she had. 

I was able to reconnect with my mom before she died of liver and kidney failure over ten years ago. I am grateful that I put in the work to have that little time with her.

I know that if she had an awareness of the harm she was doing to me, she would have sought help.

That is my why; 

I wanted a simple, repeatable method that parents could practice at home to navigate stressful moments in the home without causing lifelong damage.

For only $9.99, you can get started on your Positive Parenting Journey led by me, MegAnne Ford.


See what the community is saying

Having a choice matters...

Some people are okay with how they discipline their kids with shame, blame, and punishment because that is how they were raised.

Others take action and step into awareness, education, and practice of Positive Parenting Methods. 

You get to choose! 

You are not alone in feeling exhausted by your kids.

You are not alone in second-guessing whether you dare to go to the store because your kid might act up.

You are not alone in wondering if these younger childhood years are this bad. What am I going to do when they are teenagers?

There is another way.

You can start your Positive Parenting Journey today and join other parents who have taken back control of their lives. 


Let's future cast...

Let's picture your home life in a year, practicing and honing your Positive parenting skills.


Your child comes home from school and begins to yell at you. Instead of screaming back and losing control, you are practicing your new toolbox.

You realize they have had a long day, and their tolerance for life is very narrow. You remove yourself for a moment to put on your air mask, and you return to the child and connect. Maybe the child doesn't want to talk, and you respect that and sit. 


You co-regulate with your child so that you can continue your day together. They take a moment to regulate themselves, maybe there are a few more outbursts, but you allow them to have the moment. 


Then, like a quick thunderstorm, your child asks you what is for dinner or your favorite sport. 

At night you lay down and think, wow, that would have derailed our day a year ago.


I know you can do this because you are a great parent.


Your Positive Parenting Coach,


~ Bye, for now, friend ~

MegAnne Ford


You are welcome to start your Positive Parenting Journey today for $9.99.


Understanding Us



P.S. The parents inside of C.L.E.A.R. and Kind Parents can vouch for me when I say once you start practicing Positive Parenting Methods, you will be so happy that you took this first step. 

Doing something new is scary, but it is also frightening to be a parent. 

The Positive Parenting Journey supports you so that parenting is less scary and alone. 

So I encourage you to invest in your future, both family and self. 

It will be worth it.

So excited to meet you on day one.


~ Bye, for now, friend ~

MegAnne Ford