About Us

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 aged 7 yrs,9 yrs and 11 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. 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 B.S. in Communication, is a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and has graduate level training in Psychology, child development and family counseling. 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.

Past Contributors

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.

Renee Peters

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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.

Read Posts by Renee Peters.

Samantha Vickery

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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.

Read Posts by Samantha Vickery.

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.

Kelly Bartlett

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

Read posts by Kelly Bartlett.


5 thoughts on “About Us

  • Elena Grace


    I’m Elena Grace. I came across your site ppctest.brillweb.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

    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@ppctest.brillweb.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

    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?

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