In 2000, Dr. Robin Hauge began teaching her signature 12-week course to parents asking for support on behavior, once a year, every year. Seventeen years later, she noticed her own daughter struggling with her three granddaughters. This was a point of revelation; Robin's daughter herself had a PhD in Education and was well-respected in the field of social emotional learning- and yet, Dr. Chelsey Hauge Zavaleta was challenged to put the theories she knew so well into practice in her own home.
As two working mothers, Chelsey & Robin revamped the parenting tools they'd both worked with, combining social emotional and educational research with decades of experience in relationship based parenting, speech and language, and behavior management. The tools we will teach you at Positive Parenthood will work for all families and all children who desire calm, cooperative homes and who choose to invest in relationship based parenting.
After years in academia and private practice, and this mother-daughter, double-Ph.D. team set out to grow Positive Parenthood. They are honored to work with families coming from many different walks of life and to share int he vulnerability, challenges and hopefulness that families bring to Positive Parenthood. It is in being together and sharing our biggest challenges, our most tender moments, and our sweetest triumphs that we begin to shift our hearts and souls- and it is in that shift, that we become the parents we want to be, and that we are able to reflexively and whole heartedly support our children towards cooperation.
Dr. Robin Hauge
Dr. Robin Hauge is the founder of Positive Parenthood. Dr. Hauge is a Speech Pathologist and Ph.D. in Childhood Mental Health. Her depth of experience working with children with unique needs and profiles lends itself to supporting families who are experiencing very challenging behaviors, diagnoses, or situations. Robin's experience results in an extraordinary capacity to understand how children and young people experience the world, and to support parents to reduce stress at home for their children. Dr. Hauge's orientation as a Speech Pathologist means that she focuses extensively on language and how to say things to children and young people in ways that reinforce positive and nurturing relationships. Dr. Hauge will help you to notice the subtle dynamics that are sabotaging your parenting relationship, and to shift towards more positive ways of relating to your child or teen so that they have more capacity to cooperate with you.
Dr. Chelsey Hauge Zavaleta
Dr. Chelsey Hauge Zavaleta holds a Ph.D. in Education, and her expertise lies in social emotional learning, educational equity and building calm, cooperative family relationships. Dr. Hauge Zavaleta, who has taught and researched at The University of British Columbia, Stanford University, and Mills College, works with parents and educators experiencing challenge with their children and young people, and uses a positive, relationship based approach to create calm and cooperation for all families. Dr. Hauge Zavaleta's sensitivity to relationship dynamics and building cultures of empathy enable her to work with families striving to become the kind of parents they were meant to be. The mother to three children, Chelsey brings both deep professional expertise and compassion from her own parenting journey to bear in her work with families. Chelsey has experience working on literacy, justice, and gender issues including girlhood, body image, gender identity and bullying. She has consulted with educational and governmental institutions on relationship based learning, social emotional well-being and how to support children to have positive relationships with digital worlds. Dr. Hauge Zavaleta's sensitivity to relationship dynamics and building cultures of empathy enable her to work with families striving to build positive home cultures that are creative, hopeful, and positive. Chelsey will support you to work with both the cultural pressures shaping your parenting relationships and family dynamics that make parenting difficult. Together, you will use the Positive Parenthood Tools to move towards building positive, sweet, and gentle relationships and families so that parenting becomes joyful. Chelsey is bilingual and offers courses & coaching in English & Spanish.