First and foremost Vicki Hoefle is a parent – Mom to five beautiful children. Her first concern in life is her family, her second concern is the well-being of yours. Vicki is like your smartest, tell-it-like-it-is neighbor, encouraging you to trust your instincts.Trained in Adlerian Psychology, with over 20 years of experience helping thousands of families, Vicki Hoefle has a wealth of invaluable experience, along with tips, techniques and tools to share.Vicki knows being a parent is not easy even on a good day. On a bad day parenting can be the ultimate challenge to mind, body and spirit. Her mission is to empower and encourage parents so they can parent with confidence and enthusiasm.Vicki’s parenting philosophy and approach to raising “thinking” children, does not include “getting children” to comply or using so-called “discipline” strategies (which include nagging, reminding, lecturing, bribing, counting and time-outing) for dealing with pesky behaviors.Grounded in Adlerian theory, her entire approach focuses on these simple, yet powerful principlesFocus on individual and family strengths Establish a Democratic Parenting Style Build a sense of community Support personal freedom and responsibility Encourage participation, self-reliance and independence Foster mutual respect Invite cooperation Her strategies work for every family, whether you have young children and are just starting the parenting journey, beginning to experience the first challenges of raising children in the 21st century or you’re facing crisis, stress or the effects of divorce. Vicki inspires REAL families and shows them how to spend their time and energy investing in the relationship, to get on track with what is important and experience the joy of living in a healthy, loving family.Vicki has a new book, Duct Tape Parenting (August, 2012) which is a witty, straight-shooting parenting book to help parents build a solid relationship with their kids, to improve children’s behavior and decision-making, and to prepare kids to steer their own futures— while laughing a little along the way.A master story teller who is part comedian, part sage, mostly parent, Vicki offers ways to strengthen and enhance the parent-child relationship through a program designed to bring out the best in each parent, the best in each child, and the best in each encounter. Author and founder of Parenting On Track, Vicki Hoefle leads parent education programs nation wide. It’s not about the latest quick-fix discipline strategy, goodie-chart or trying to become the perfect parent. It’s about developing relationships that will last a life time.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Vicki Hoefle and other top speakers and celebrities.