Behavior Expert, Love & Logic Facilitator
Jessica graduated with High Honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She has a Child Development Associate certification and 13 years of experience as a preschool teacher, working primarily with toddlers and two year-olds. For the last five years she has taught Love and Logic group parenting classes at schools and churches around the Austin area. She has attended workshops with parenting experts from across the country including Jim and Charles Fay, Leonard Sax, and Tina Payne Bryson. She and her husband have two children of their own, an 11 year-old son and an eight year-old daughter, who have very different personalities and require different parenting approaches.
One of her favorite parenting quotes is, “Parenting is hard for everyone, especially if you are doing a good job.” She truly believes the language we use with our children is integral to our effectiveness as parents. The majority of the time we can only control ourselves, so it is imperative that we have a tool-box of skills and words to handle difficult situations. All of this and more can be learned through either of the Love and Logic curricula: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! (targeted for parents of children age six and under) or Parenting the Love and Logic Way (targeted for parents of children of all ages).