My Mission

Raising our children as our partners in our home and on our planet, bringing sufficiency and fulfillment for everyone, with no one left out.


Our children, in the beginning, want nothing more than for us, their parent(s), to be happy and successful.

Seeing how our young children learn to respond to us the way they do gives us immediately effective new choices. And by implication, since we once were young children, we also see why we now respond the way we do, frequently missing out on unconsidered new responses. Understanding behavior from this new and unique view results in more open and more effective family communication between all ages, and eliminates parental guilt, confusion, and a sense of powerlessness. Daily satisfaction and fulfillment increase for all, and our children become more helpful and cooperative without our nagging, cajoling, bribing, or threatening.

Small Local Meetups

We discuss whatever issues, frustrations, and concerns that attendees bring to the table. Free.

Held locally at Pinhole Coffee (Cortland and Bonview Sts) and at The Laundry (26th & Capp Sts).

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The BGP Curriculum - A four-part curriculum designed to cover the basics in understanding the hows and whys of human behavior, including stories, discussion, and mock-ups from parents. This assists parents in avoiding future relational issues that they may encounter throughout their parenting lives (i.e., dealing with as well as becoming an opinionated grandparent!).

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Special Topics Online

Online: Blog for parenting, articles, video talks of value for understanding your child's motivations, examining your own, and nurturing a cooperative partnership - a win-win on all levels, in all areas.

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Here are some top common concerns: Big 3 issues —>

Parenting for Partnership is all about resolving these and many more.

Small group discussion, exploration of sources of behavior, meaning, and partnership.

Small group discussion, exploration of sources of behavior, meaning, and partnership.

This is not about being a better parent or having better-behaved children (though it may seem that way). It is about freedom to be ourselves, about open and honest dialogue that builds trust, and about early human learning and then practicing extraordinary social skills as partners. It is about mistakes becoming learning opportunities rather than correcting or coaching opportunities (unless asked for).

It is never too late. It is never too soon. But starting sooner is faster and heads off future misunderstandings.

How soon would you want to see more meaningful communication, feel more appreciation, have more cooperation, or increase playfulness?

Our world is in our hands, as are our children’s - we can impact both much earlier and much more than we think.

Fortunately, and not accidentally, the ideal practice field for global fulfillment and sufficiency is our own family. We parents are leaders, like it or not, and our very young children are born to follow and provide instant feedback. This relationship can and will likely will begin to break down or grow, depending on how we see, and thus relate to, each other under all circumstances.

What to do is an easily solved problem. Those resources are available. But how to do it? That makes all the difference. That takes some time, some new thinking, some new action. You can start now.

Special Topics Live

Imagination and play, all about tantrums and other upsets, motor/mobility skill excellence, school and schooling issues and concerns, separations and transitions, and others by request.

Graduate Sessions

Small group discussions and demonstrations to amplify and accelerate results you want. Mini-classes on specific activities - from imagination, art, reading, math in ways that assure natural and dynamic learning practice (and consistent with how our human brain works!).

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Details of Beyond Good Parenting - The Art & Science of Learning, Behavior, and Partnership, by Martin Dutcher —>