About Us

Who’s behind Positive Parenting Connection?

Ariadne Brillariadnebrillbiofinal

Ariadne is mom to three children aged 4 yrs, 6 yrs and 8 yrs. 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.

Ariadne has a B.S. in Communication, is a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and has completed several graduate courses in Psychology, child development and family counseling. She  has contributed to various parenting outlets as a writer and parenting educator such as Authentic Parenting, ALL Parenting, Natural Child Magazine,  Positive Parenting Toddlers & Beyond, Natural Mother Magazine, 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 offers private parenting and family coaching.


Kelly Bartlettkelly

Kelly Bartlett is a Certified Positive Discipline Educator and a freelance parenting writer with a focus on child development, family relationships and discipline. She is the author of the book Encouraging Words For Kidsand the blog Parenting From Scratch, where she shares her family’s endeavors in unconditional parenting.




Alice HanscamAliceheadshotPCI

Alice is a PCI Certified Parent Coach® with a B.A. in Child Study and a graduate 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.



Kerry Spina



Kerry Spina is a mum to a beautiful 12 year old boy, a parenting coach and mentor as well as an author of the Harmony Cards for Kids and The Little Book of Harmony. She lives in sunny Townsville, Australia with her family, and is the founder of Kids in Harmony. Kids in Harmony has been operating for over 10 years running a music and values program for children 0-5. Kerry also supports parents through her online parenting program, which aims to nurture a happy, whole-hearted, and resilient family.



Renee Peterspositive parenting connection contributor

Renee has a Degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling, and various study attainments in Childcare, Personality Development, Effective Parenting and Positive Parenting. She is the Author of Adventures at home with Mum and is a hands on playful Mum always looking for opportunities to learn and improve in her parenting. Renee is an Australian Stay at Home Mum to 3 yr. old “Dimples” and blogs about their Outdoor Play, Messy Play and Fun Adventures among other things.



Samantha Vickerysam contributor positive parenting connection

Sam is a mama to one spirited toddler, and runs a childcare business based on the principals of attachment parenting. She loves nothing more than getting outside in nature, and chasing through the forest with her family. Her parenting philosophy is hugely influenced by the continuum concept, and she believes in trusting children to know what they need. She is the author of Trust Me, I’m A Toddler, and writes about attachment and continuum parenting and alternatives to traditional discipline at Love Parenting.





 Past Contributors

Liza Cummings

Liza is a breastfeeding, bed sharing, baby-wearing, sometimes baking mum to 1-year-old Finn. She has a Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Degree in Primary Teaching with Honours in Special Needs Education. She writes Pramsandwich, where she shares her everyday adventures with Finn, discovering new foods, enjoying playtime and reflecting on the special moments that make gentle parenting such a joy.






Kimberly Price

singlecrunchK. Yvette Price is a single mom to two spirited girls – Ryleigh, 9, and Logan, 3. They unschool and spend their days laughing, reading, getting lost on the train, and daydreaming. Their family has been completely transformed by gentle, intentional parenting; and Kimberley now hopes to encourage other parents to learn of its benefits. Kimberley is a freelance writer and owner of the gentle parenting blog, The Single Crunch.







Would you like to contribute to Positive Parenting Connection?

Regular contributors as well as guest writers are often invited to share their knowledge and insights on Positive Parenting Connection.

Writers with a positive message that aligns with the positive parenting connection mission are welcome to submit posts or pitches for consideration to info@positiveparentingconnection.net

I especially would like to welcome parents who would like to share their parenting journey, new mothers stories and positive discipline or playful parenting success stories.



5 Responses to “About Us

  • Elena Grace
    3 years ago


    I’m Elena Grace. I came across your site positiveparentingconnection.net while searching for blogs. Are you currently accepting guest posts? If so, I would love to take the opportunity and submit an article.

    Please let me know, what do you say?

    Awaiting your response,

    With Regards,
    Elena Grace.

  • melissa
    3 years ago

    hi, I desperately need advice on an issue I have with my 5yr old daughter. I noticed on FB you have reader questions…how do I go about seeking advice? any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks, mel

    • Hi Mel,
      you can send questions to our email info@positiveparentingconnection.net or if you join our facebook community page you can send a message to the page inbox. Questions can be posted to the wall for community members to share ideas. We also have one on one coaching services available. looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Daniela
    3 years ago

    Hi Ariadne,
    I loved the 10 building blocks of positive parenting but cannot find the no. 10!!! is there any way i can read this somewhere please?