Courageous Parents Confident Kids

Create Joyful Independence for Your Family, in the Nest and Beyond

A close relationship with our kids is a gift. But it’s possible to become so over-involved that our kids don’t learn to spread their wings. And, how does that hovering “helicopter” mode impact us as parents?

This unique resource releases both parents and kids to fully enjoy the comforts of the nest and the ability to explore and grow beyond it. Courageous Parents—Confident Kids gives you the practical skills and inspiration every family needs to grow up together. This is your guide to sustainable parenting that makes letting go a safer and happier process, every step of the way. Let the journey begin!

  • The courage to invest in your own care, career, and development
  • The courage to raise capable, confident kids at every age
  • Beyond “Stranger Danger”–concrete skills for online and personal safety
  • Finding your voice and raising it for the community

“Wondering why kids used to play and roam outside, but things are so different today? This book brims with courage for today’s parents, and ways to pass that power onto the next generation. Read on!”

— Lenore Skenazy, Founder of and author of Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

“Tiemann’s ‘letting go so you both can grow’ is the shift parents need to nurture themselves and their families with absolute confidence and joy.

–Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries

Here is a preview of Courageous Parents, Confident Kids — Letting Go So You Both Can Grow.

Introduction by the Editor, Amy Tiemann, Ph.D., author of Mojo Mom: Nurturing Your Self While Raising a Family.

Part 1: The Courage to Invest in Your Own Development

The Transformative Power of Self-care by Renee Peterson Trudeau, life coach and author of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal.

Tools for Career Reinvention by Kella Hatcher and Maryanne Perrin, founders of Balancing Professionals.

Part 2: Developing Your Own Courageous Parenting Style

The Courage to Let Our Kids Solve Their Own Problems by Maya Frost, international lifestyle design expert and author of The New Global Student.

The Power of Personal Significance for Kids of All Ages by Amy McCready, parent educator and founder of Positive Parenting Solutions.

I’m Worried I Worry Too Much, But How Do I Stop? by Jamie Woolf, leadership expert and author of Mom-In Chief.

Part 3: Real-world Safety Skills for All

Kidpower: Skills for Safety, Skills for Independence by Irene van der Zande, co-founder and Executive Director of Kidpower, Teenpower, Fullpower International.

How to Say Yes to Your Kids’ Online Activities by Linda Criddle, internet safety expert and creator of

Part 4: Finding Your Voice and Raising It for the Community

Becoming a Political Parent: PunditMom on Mothers Raising Their Voices Online by Joanne Bamberger, journalist and founder of

Building a Family-friendly America: Challenge and Progress Through the Eyes of by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder and Executive Director of

It Takes a Motherhood by Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, co-creators of the award-winning online community,


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