help me help you.

many of you know that i work in youth corrections. a large portion of my job is counseling youth on how to get along at home and with their parents. an even larger part of my job is helping parents figure out how to parent these youth. it genuinely seems that if we can get the parents to change and/or tweak the way they are parenting, we almost never see their kids again. and i love that.

i love the idea that with a few suggestions that empower the kids and their parents, the family dynamics can change and everyone can get what they want out of the family relationships. and while i feel comfortable with the knowledge that i have gained over the course of my education and career, i feel like there is so much more that i can learn. and i most want to learn this...


"love and logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. love allows children to grow through their mistakes. logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. love and logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences." (found here.)

not too long ago a friend of mine was able to go to colorado, love and logic headquarters, to a training seminar to become a love and logic facilitator. ever since then, i have been wanting/dying to do the same thing. there is just one hiccup...it is a bit on the pricey side. this is where you, my friends and acquaintances, come in...i have a plan for a way that we can all benefit. typically, love and logic parenting seminars cost about $100 per couple and there is a reduced rate for individuals. my plan is to have you pre-pre-pay (not a typo...go with me) for a love and logic seminar that will be on a yet determined date at a yet to be determined location. what i am saying is that if you help me get to the facilitator training seminar, i will come to you and teach you what i learn...i will even come to your home.

so, yes...help me help you. it will be amazing for all of us.

if you are interested in contributing to the fund or if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at rachellecranney@gmail.com or comment on this post.

thank you for your time.

updated: it was brought to my attention that it would be beneficial for you all to know what kind of funding i am looking for, so here it is...the cost for the seminar is $395, the curriculum is $700 and then there will be a cost for travel, room and food...i am planning on providing for my travel, room and food, though...unless it can get covered, know what i mean? anyway...hope that helps.

oh, also...love and logic is not just for parents. i believe that anyone that works with kids in any way, anyone that has nieces and nephews, anyone that is planning on having kids, anyone that teaches kids at church...i mean, the list is extensive...could and would benefit from love and logic.

and let us not forget...there is a bit of a deadline...the seminar is may 3rd, 4th and 5th. you have a little time to think about it, but don't take too long.

thanks again.

another update...to the right there at the top of this page, you will notice a donate button...i want to make donating as painless as possible. and thanks to those that have already donated...i have the best friends and family in the world.

that's all.


set the world on fire.

i'm officially obsessed with this song...specifically this acoustic version. but i am not opposed to the original version. in fact, i quite like both versions. i just love the intimacy of this video. and let's talk about how beautiful janelle monĂ¡e is...those teeth. i mean, i just love everything about this video...and i love, love the song. enjoy.