Positive Parenting Solutions (Giveaway)

June 17, 2009 by Mariana  
Filed under reviews & giveaways, websites

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winners are comment #29: Malaika and
comment #15: mmw.

When you start a new job, you’re expected to go through training. Becoming a parent is no different. Most of us take childbirth classes, but have you thought about what happens next? As innate as parenting may seem, kids obviously don’t come with an instruction manual, so sometimes it’s important to invest in training for this - the most important job we will ever have - in order to be the best parent we can possibly be.

Positive Parenting SolutionsAmy McCready founded Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc. almost 5 years ago with the idea that parenting can - and should be fun! She, along with a team of instructors, has been training parents in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and just recently developed an online course earlier this year to reach parents across the country.

The Breakthrough Course from Positive Parenting Solutions is designed for parents and teachers of children ages 1-17 to complete at their own pace. A few of the many things you’ll learn from this course:
•    Why kids misbehave and what parents do to make it worse.
•    Powerful tools to get kids to listen the first time.
•    How to stop a temper tantrum in its tracks.
•    How to hold your child accountable for their behavior without you seeming like the bad guy.
•    Solutions for sibling rivalry.

The course consists of an Introduction, 6 sessions, and a Wrap Up that ties it all together. Each session builds on the previous one, with the ultimate goal being threefold:
•    To give you positive and effective tools to correct misbehaviors
•    To see a measurable improvement in your child’s independence and self-sufficiency
•    To have more fun as a parent!

As I’ve only had access for a couple of weeks, I haven’t yet completed the course, but have gone through several sessions and am enjoying it quite a bit. The site is easy to navigate, with all the sessions visible on the right sidebar so you can go back and review what you’ve learned at any time.  The first session, where you learn the psychology behind your child’s behavior, was especially interesting to me.

amy on videoMuch of the information is delivered via 42 videos, which are of good quality, and start immediately upon clicking on them. Amy McCready is a pleasure to listen to. Very personable, she makes me feel like she’s speaking only to ME! I also appreciate that I can pause a video and go right back to it when I have time, as long as I don’t close the page. The course doesn’t log you out after inactivity.

There are printable guides that go along with each video, as well as additional reading material and interactive activities. One thing I would have liked to see in this course is some kind of testing to gauge if what I’ve learned has stuck with me.

Enrollment in the Breakthrough Course also includes:
•    Free help line support by either phone and/or email
•    Interactive Personality Priority Survey
•    Bonus articles & ongoing email content delivered straight to your inbox on a weekly basis

It’s important to note that this isn’t a crash course. It takes time to change behavior, and that in itself is a huge, but worthwhile, investment. So far I’ve learned just how my controlling personality invites more power struggles, and am making an effort to be more open-minded about trying new techniques. I’m looking forward to tackling temper tantrums and mealtime hassles - our biggest issues at the moment. Now if I could only get my hubby to go through the course along with me, we’d all be on the same page!


With kids out of school right now, this is the perfect thing for parents to work on in the summer months. You can choose between 4, 6, or 12 months of access, which range in price from $199-$239, respectively. With a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, you can enroll with absolutely no risk. If you’re not satisfied with the course, you can cancel your enrollment within 30 days and receive a 100% refund.

Positive Parenting Solutions has offered readers of An Island Review a special 10% discount on The Breakthrough Course Online. Using code: islandlife808 during the enrollment and payment process will calculate 10% off which ever length of access option is selected.


Thanks to Amy McCready at Positive Parenting Solutions, I have two enrollments to give away. Each one is valued at $199 and grants you 4 months of access to the online parenting course. To enter, please visit Positive Parenting Solutions, and leave a comment on this post with a problem that you’d like to resolve with this class. Since it is all done online, this giveaway is open to everyone worldwide.

To earn extra entries:
•    Become a fan of Positive Parenting Solutions on Facebook.
•    Subscribe to An Island Review’s feed.
•    Tweet about this giveaway.
•    Write about this giveaway on your blog with a link to this post and to www.PositiveParentingSolutions.com.
•    Place the Island Review button in your sidebar.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Two winners will be selected at random sometime after midnight on June 25th. They will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

* Winners can start the course at anytime, as long it is completed it by the end of this year.



34 Responses to “Positive Parenting Solutions (Giveaway)”
  1. staceyk says:

    I think I need a little help in each of those categories!! but I think it would especially help to learn more about bedtime dawdling… Thanks!

  2. staceyk says:


  3. Susan S. says:

    We could cover a lot of the categories too. Power struggles probably cover a lot…

  4. Susan S. says:

    I am now a fan of Parenting Solutions on Facebook.

  5. Susan S. says:


  6. Susan S. says:

    I have your button on my sidebar.

  7. sandra says:

    i’d like to resolve the whining

  8. sandra says:


  9. Bettina says:

    Definitely back talking and sibling rivalry!

  10. Brenda S. says:

    I am now a fan of Parenting Solutions on Facebook.

  11. susan varney says:

    toddlers who throw tantrums

  12. James Jenkins says:

    wow, great contest

  13. James Jenkins says:

    wow, I love it

  14. Tamara Moore says:

    I would like to see more steps to take with follow through of getting a child to do what you ask. Great website! It’s what I have been looking for.

  15. mmw says:

    My biggest problems right now:

    sibling rivalry
    listening the first time

    I know there are many ways to improve my parenting skills. This would be so helpful to win right now!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. carolyn says:

    Ibeed help with bedtime for my grandson when he spends the night. I think this would give me helpful tools to use with this.

  17. carolyn says:

    I subscribe via email.

  18. carolyn says:

    I follow with blogger.

  19. Jenny Martin says:

    Oh..I so need this! I am dealing with my three year old son…the tantrums..the hitting, the throwing of toys! WOW!

  20. Jenny Martin says:

    I am a fan of Positive Parenting Solutions on facebook

  21. Jenny Martin says:

    I subscribe!

  22. Gayle says:

    Tantrums are a problem for our family. Learning to deal with them better would be great.

  23. israel y says:

    i want help with putting a child to bed.

  24. Miranda Allen says:

    awesome contest

  25. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    My current issue is that G doesn’t always listen to me.

  26. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook

  27. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    I subscribed.

  28. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    I Tweeted

  29. Malaika says:

    Wow, all good! I need this course, especially the on the topic of Back Talk. Thanks!

  30. Malaika says:

    And I subscribed to your blog.

  31. Meghan says:

    Please!!! I was a great (if I do say so myself…) mom of one kid. But, having two has knocked me on my butt. I definitely need some training over here. Thanks for hosting this contest….gives me hope. ;-)


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