Waking up to our dreams for our children’s sake…an audio message from Gloria

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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence
Harmony/Random House, August 5, 2014.

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
In this completely revised and updated version, parents and professionals have a complete blueprint for addressing the potential negative effectives of media violence on our kids, pro-actively and productively.

Gloria DeGaetano

Welcome to my home on the web. Thank you for visiting

When we parent well, we transform the world. What could be more important?

In 1987 I discovered my dream—to help moms and dads parent well in our increasingly complex world. Parents today deal daily with profound societal problems and energy-draining challenges. Parents today, unfortunately, are losing their rightful role as creators and transmitters of culture, to an artificial, industry-generated “culture.”

I speak, consult, and write about important issues that affect modern-day families. I give trainings to early childhood educators, K-12 teachers, and social service agencies. Much of my focus is on how to meet children’s developmental needs coherently and realistically within the stresses of daily life. I have identified five human needs, The Vital Five that often get shortchanged in a media saturated society.

When I founded the Parent Coaching Institute in 2000, I developed a comprehensive Parent Coaching Model that successfully addresses these issues. I keep a small parent coaching practice where I apply this model, seeing outstanding results.
I love my work! It is really my joy to assist professionals dedicated to family support. And it is an honor and a privilege to help parents in the most sacred work on the planet.

Over the years I have learned to more efficiently apply important research in systems thinking and change process models. The leading-edge theories and transformative tools I use make life-long positive differences in people’s lives. That’s another reason why I love my work—because it works!

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About Gloria’s Recent Work

My book, Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human received the 2007 i-Parenting Media Award as one of the year’s best products for parents. There is a free downloadable Discussion Guide on the Parenting Well website.

Parenting Well and Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill and several articles I have written have been translated into Spanish, German, Danish, Korean, Turkish, and Greek.

I founded the Parent Coaching Institute (PCI) in response to my deep sadness and feelings of hopelessness after the Columbine event.  With the Parent Coaching Institute I offered a new paradigm to professionals working to help moms and dads solve parenting problems. I also developed a productive community of like-minded individuals who share resources and provide mutual inspiration. The PCI provides Parent Coach Certification® through a graduate–level, distance-learning training for parent educators, teachers, counselors, social workers and community health professionals worldwide.

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