Audio Recordings

I know how full parents’ lives can be. It can take General Patton-like planning just to get out the door without the kids. So, knowing that you may not easily be able to attend one of my presentations, I created for you several three-hour audios in MP3 format, each with an accompanying PDF guide, so you can easily refer back to the material—at your convenience or when the kids are in bed.

If the descriptions below are of interest to you, e-mail: and list the titles you would like to purchase.

You will receive an invoice ($99.00 for each).

Once the invoice is paid, you will receive the download information.

Questions? please call: 425-449-8877.

Audios from Gloria DeGaetano Currently Available

The Power of Appreciation in Parenting

Appreciative Inquiry, or AI, as it is often called, is an inquiry process of structured and timely questioning, and a set of principles for supporting and encouraging individuals to focus on the positive and move toward their ideal outcomes with hope and confidence.

Appreciative Inquiry is successfully used in businesses and corporations for professionals and organizations to reach their highest potential. Now, you can learn to use it in your family to discover more ease and joy in your parenting, as children and teens learn to appreciate themselves and others.

Positive Cooperation and Motivation From Inside the Child

Is your child un-cooperative? Does your teen talk back to you? Some of this type of behavior is normal during the process of growing up, but an on-going pattern of misbehavior and disrespect from children can make parenting a nightmare.

According to the most recent brain research, the best way to get kids to behave is through positive discipline techniques and intrinsic motivation methods. In this way, children and teens begin to internalize the correct way to behave and do it because they want to do it, not because you told them to do it. As parents we must learn to impose control less and to invite the child’s positive behavior more. We must do away with too many extrinsic rewards, like candy or more time with electronics, because these types of rewards actually have a detrimental effect on behavior and motivation in the long run. Cooperation and motivation must come from inside the child.

You Are the C.E.O. of Your Family-Leadership Skills for Moms & Dads

As C.E.O. (Creative Energy Orchestrator) of your family, you are like a conductor of a large orchestra, making sure all the parts fit together well for continued harmony. And as the lead, your example profoundly influences your children. (No pressure, right?)

We examine the qualities of transformative leadership that have been identified in the business world to give companies the edge on their competition. For the past two decades smart corporations have been intentionally incorporating important research into their business practices for successful results. It’s time for parents to know this research and understand how to use it for successful parenting practices.

Become a Mindful Media Family

“What app is best for my school age child to help him stay organized?” “How do I keep up with all the new video games available?” “If the school demands my five year-old use an I-pad, how do I control screen use at home?” “Help, my children used to be so creative, now all they do is play with their electronics—I can’t get them away from screens.”

These are common dilemmas that I help parents pro-actively address through family media and digital literacy. Learning to assess appropriate screen content for each age and stage of children’s and teen’s development helps you make wiser choices about your children’s use of screen technologies. And, helping children and teens develop critical and creative thinking skills makes parenting in our media/digital world all that much more easeful.

Healing and Preventing Screen Addiction

Are you a parent who is worried about your child’s obsession with the Internet, video games, or cell phones? Is your child not getting enough sleep because he stays up late playing video games? Are you concerned that your child’s academic success is at risk? Does your child throw an angry tantrum whenever you take away his electronics?

Then this audio presentation is for you. You will learn about the science of brain development and why developing brains are vulnerable to screen addiction. You will learn how to prevent screen addiction. And if your child or teen is already showing signs of screen addiction, you will be more able to assess if a strong intervention is now the best solution.