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We’re dedicated to teaching parents and grandparents proven ways to supercharge your parenting during the time you have the most influence over your children: from the time they are born to the time they go off to work.

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Family leadership is all about creating and strengthening your family team. Use these free tools to get started.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Personal Responsibility 

No Matter Their Age, Kids Can Do More Than You  Think!

give them the best start possible

One Teacher’s Principles: How to Prepare Any Child at Home for Success in the Classroom

Stories and advice from a 30-year veteran teacher.

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20 Questions about Childhood and Family Culture to Get Yourselves in Sync as Parents

A simple guide to make parenting life easier.

Family Bonding Challenge Complete List

Catch up with all the challenges shared so far. New posts shared each Thursday!

Birth2Work Newsletter Archive Now Available!

Wondering what kind of information we share with our super special mailing list members? Maybe you already subscribe but want to find something fantastic again.

Why Consequences Are Important

Allowing our children to experience consequences is not about being a mean parent. It’s about preparing them for the future.

Turning Tantrums into Opportunities

Tantrums are not fun, but they are a part of parenting. They can become an opportunity for growth, though, with a little preparation.



Looking for a family reboot? Get out of that old reactive habit and become a PROACTIVE, capable, confident parent (or grandparent)!


Our one-of-a-kind leadership training for mindful parents. It's never too early to start and it's never too late to make a difference. Get lifetime access to our premier e-course. Waitlist open now!

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Hello! We’re Rick Stephens and Elane Scott the co-founders of Birth2Work and the one-of-a-kind master class in family leadership, Leading Your Child to Success.

Our 40-plus years of leadership experience, in combination with our work collecting stories and data, interviewing experts, and working with whole communities and individual families—including our own!—is how we know what parents need to do, at every stage, to make sure children are ready to be successful and thrive on their own, no matter what the future may look like.


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With our tools at hand, very soon you’ll be able to make the ultimate shift from struggling to get through each day’s to-do list to … enjoying the freedom that comes from creating the optimum environment for your child’s learning, taking advantage of diverse experiences (including failure), and engaging and connecting with your child in ways you never thought possible.



Family Leadership Blog: Fun activity ideas, personal stories, easy to implement leadership tips, and plenty of surprises from before baby through the teenage years. Don’t forget all our resources for grandparents too!


Birth2Work Radio: Elane V. Scott and Rick Stephens interview professional leaders from large corporations, to city managers, to family outreach program directors. Great leadership exists at all levels.


Courses: Start with a free minicourse or commit right now to the most incredible proactive family leadership training you’ll find anywhere. We’re with you right from the beginning and for the long haul. 

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