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Meet Kim and Ann.

Certified Parent Educators and Super Moms Kim DeMarchi and Ann DeWitt share a love for helping families create deeper connections, foster respect, and (of course) have a heckuva lot of fun. (Fun and laughter are key ingredients in family life, they’ll both tell you!) DeMarchi holds a Master of Education; DeWitt earned her Master in Clinical Psychology. They’ve been penning Positive Parenting articles for KinderCare’s wonderful families since 2015. Find them online at and

Read more articles from Kim and Ann.

How to Encourage Independence and Confidence in Your Kids

12 Things Parents Say (& What Kids Really Hear when We Say Them)

To Build Confidence and Competence, Take Time to Explain

5 Habits of the Helicopter Parent

More Chores! To Raise Responsible Children, Give Them Responsibilities

The Power of Understanding: See the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

Master the Art of Kind AND Firm Parenting: 5 Positive Phrases to Try

"I Love Me!" 10 Ways to Build Your Child's Self-Esteem

Encouragement Feasts! A Great Idea to Give Love to the People You Love

How Do You Resolve Toddler Problem Behaviors? Try These Questions

Here's a Powerful Parenting Mantra: Before You Correct, Connect

Want Your Kids to Do Things Themselves (Without Being Told)? Try This.

Kids Always in Battle Mode? Here's How to Peacefully Restore the Peace

Kids Fighting All the Time? 11 Ways to Stop the Squabbles and Build a Family Team

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Common Misbehaviors (That Are Totally Normal) at Every Age

Here Comes Another! 8 Ways to Help Your Firstborn Prepare for a Newborn

Why Senseless, Silly Fun is Good for You. Plus, 10 Ideas for Free Family Fun

Parents-in-Chief: Does Authoritarian Parenting Work?

Loving Limits: What’s Wrong with Permissive Parenting?

Hugs and Love and Everything Nice: How to Fill Your Child's "Emotional Bank Account"

In Praise of Calm: How to Put the Positive Power of Pause in Your Parenting Playbook

The Attitude of Gratitude: 10 Ways to Cultivate Appreciation in Your Family

"No" Is Not a Bad Word: 7 Ways to Find the Positive Power of No

"But I WAAAANT It!" 7 Positive Ways to Handle the Holiday Gimmies 

Gifts from the Heart: 7 Meaningful Gift Ideas for Kids

Hug It Out! 10 Ways to Show Kids You Love ‘Em

Labors of Love: 10 Simple Actions that Show Your Kids How Much You Care

It's the Year 2040: Who Will Your Child Be When He's All Grown Up?

Stop, Drop, Connect! Practicing Presence With Your Kids When Your World is Nuts

Rise & Shine! Establishing a Stress-Free Morning Routine with Kids

"You Are Loved!" 14 Positive Affirmations that Show Children You Care

9 Positive Parenting Strategies to Nix the Whining for Good

Broccoli Rocks! 13 Food Rules to Help You Raise a Great Eater

You Take Care of Your Kids...Who Takes Care of YOU?