• Are you frustrated by your child’s behavior?
  • Are you confused by all of the parenting advice you read?

You are not alone! Most parents feel the same way you do. Some parents continue to stay on the “parenting treadmill”, trying to just get through each day. Other parents realize that is does “take a village” to raise a child and reach out for help.


  • Being a parent with a plan, a parent who feels confident in their role
  • Learning to respond to your child, rather than reacting to their behavior

Parenting is one of our most important jobs. It’s never too late to develop a meaningful relationship with your child…a relationship that will continue to grow as your child grows. Your relationship with your child is important to their future.

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Back To School…What Teachers Want Parents To Know

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Opportunity to Learn from Experience

In the end, it’s not what you do for your children…but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves. ~Ann Landers Do you like to suffer? I know I don’t! Some people view suffering as part of life and others believe that suffering is an option. A few years ago, I read a definition of suffering that has really stuck with me. It stated that “The definition of suffering is wanting things to be different than they are”. Isn’t that true? Think back to the last time you suffered over someone or something. Did you want the person or situation to be different than it was? When we’re able to […]

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Parenting Partners envisions a world where parents are inspired to create and enjoy positive relationships with their children. As a result of their endeavor, the lives of children and families will be greatly enriched.

Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP