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It’s my mission to help you make the most of every moment with your children through effective gentle & positive parenting.


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Tana, Mom & Founder

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator With 12+ Years in School Counseling & Education

Welcome! If you’re the type of parent who just wants a little positivity and a lot of love in your home, you’ve found the right place!

I’m Tana, a proud wife and blessed mama of 2. I created Such a Little While to support parents of young children in embracing an empathetic, positive approach to discipline.

I draw on my training and experience as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, former School Counselor/Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports coach, and fellow parent… who’s no stranger to feeling tired and frustrated some days!

Together, we’ve got this!

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