Our Team of Positive Parenting Experts, Writers and Coaches

Ariadne Brill

Ariadne specializes in helping parents find more confidence and calm in ariadnebrillbiofinaltheir parenting journey. Her work focuses on increasing cooperation, improving communication (listening without yelling) and reducing power struggles, all in a positive, non punitive way.

Ariadne is mom to three children. She created Positive Parenting Connection to share resources, ideas, tips and helpful information with other parents that are striving to have connected, peaceful relationships with their children. She uses the very same parenting tools and practices at home.  She knows first hand it’s impossible to always get it right and that’s just fine!

Ariadne has a M.S. in Psychology and is a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.  She  has contributed to various parenting outlets as a writer and parenting educator such as Mothering, Attachment Parenting International, API Speaks, ALL Parenting, Natural Child Magazine, Positive Parenting Toddlers & Beyond, B-Inspired Mama, A Little bit of All of It, Elephant Journal, Natural Parents Network, Free Your Parenting, The European Mama and more.

In addition to running the Positive Parenting Connection, Ariadne facilitates parent-child playgroups, hosts workshops and offers private parent coaching.

Read posts by Ariadne Brill.

Alice Hanscam

Alice is a PCI Certified Parent Coach® with a B.A. in Child Study and a graduateAliceheadshotPCI level certification for coaching through the Parent Coaching Institute and Seattle Pacific University. She is a proud mother of two (nearly) grown daughters who are spreading their wings and leaving smiles behind as they go. Alice has pursued her passion for working with parents and children for over 30 years, and has truly found her life calling as a Parent Coach. She is honored to work alongside parents who embrace the enormity of their job, partnering with them to create the respectful, gentle, joyful, confident relationships and family life they desire. Alice is the owner of Denali Parent Coaching, www.denaliparentcoaching.com, and enjoys writing for parents on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/denaliparentcoaching, with the intention of writing a book some day! Alice offers individual, couple, and group coaching.

Read Posts by Alice Hanscam.

Kerry Spina


Kerry Spina is a parent educator and author.  She is the owner of Kids in Harmony a music and values program for children and their families and she lives with her family in sunny Townsville, Queensland Australia.  Kerry has been privileged to work with over 20,000 families in the past 12 years and her mission is to inspire and support the nurturing of happy, whole-hearted and resilient children.

Kerry’s latest downloadable resource; The Little Book of Harmony Colouring Book.

Read Posts by Kerry Spina.

Marcilie Smith Boyle

Marcilie helps busy parents and professionals find work they love, and parent with more peace, purpose, and joy.  A Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Trainer and Certified Get5 Career Coach, Marcilie leverages her previous sixteen-year consulting and marketing career to ensure her clients get a high return on their coaching investment.  She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, BA from Dartmouth, and CPCC from The Coaches Training Institute.  Her services include leadership coaching, career transition coaching, and parenting coaching for individuals and groups as well as Parenting with Positive Discipline classes and speaking events.  She loves living in Oakland, CA with her husband and three wonderful children.

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