Juda Carter, M.A. in Psychology- Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, has been an Education Consultant to schools and parents since the early 1990’s. She is also a Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton in the Department of Special Education. Mrs. Carter has taught positive behavior support and implemented the principles in schools as an administrator and a consultant.
Esther Chun is a former attorney and credentialed elementary school teacher. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her J.D. at the University of California at Davis, and her teaching credential at California State University at Northridge. She has two children, age eight and six. She took the Keep It Positive class when her children were five and three and experienced dramatic results.
Craig Brown is the Lead Pastor at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. He holds a B.A. Degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from Biola University in La Mirada, California. He also holds the Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. However, his most important education continues to come from two early-teen children! Craig and his wife have used the techniques of Positive Parenting to help their own children to become a more functional and healthy family.
Julie Major received her B.A. from the University of California at San Diego. She was a manager in Human Resources for many years in luxury hotels such as Four Seasons Hotels and Hyatt Hotels. More recently, she has also done consulting in the areas of Human Resources and Sales/Marketing. Julie attended the Keep It Positive class in 2007 to improve her parenting of her twins who were five years old at the time.
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What Juda says about Keep It Positive:
Having learned these skills working with students with significant behavioral issues, Juda often thought that research-based behavioral support would be useful for all parents. She began implementing the skills with her own three children. Several years ago, at the request of her pastor, she began teaching classes for parents on how to implement positive behavior support with their own children. The response from parents was phenomenal. Keep it Positive is the result of the requests from parents for a book to share with others.
What Esther says about Keep It Positive:
Her household went from one filled with frequent anger and frustration to one filled with mutual respect, peace, and love. She is amazed at how her children have become so much more responsible and caring through this process of changing herself and her parenting habits. She has found that without using time outs, punishments or yelling, her children listen better than they ever have. Because of the tremendous benefits she has experienced, she is now enthusiastic to share what she has learned with others. She is a support provider in the parenting class and is a co-author of Keep It Positive.
What Julie says about Keep It Positive:
She had great results through adjusting her parenting style and has created a more positive environment in her home. As the children adjusted to the new parenting style in the home, daily activities and routines became so much easier. She feels her children now eight years old have benefited so much in their development of empathy for others. She became passionate about the philosophy and stayed involved with the program throughout the last few years. She now enjoys assisting with the facilitation of parenting classes and spreading the news about this wonderful program.