I received my undergraduate degree in Family & Consumer Science, with an emphasis in Family Life. I taught for two years at the junior and senior high school level. I also have done graduate work at the University of Minnesota including my course requirements for my Parent Educator license. I have taught in Early Childhood Family Education since 1991. I was inspired by Deb Pysno's experience with Positive Discipline and joined her in training in 2009. I became a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer in 2010 and continue to gain training and experience by attending the yearly meetings of the Positive Discipline Association. I use my skills in Positive Discipline daily with my husband, John, and my two adult daughters and son-in-law, who live nearby.