Such a Little While: Gentle & Positive Parenting
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they are only little for such a little while

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 mommy. I created Such a Little While to bring parents of young children together. Specifically, those who share empathy as a core value. 

My passion for sparking empathy began as a professional school counselor.  Here, I learned firsthand the importance of building trusting connections while children are young.

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

It’s my mission to support YOU in making the most of every moment with your kiddos through a no-regret, effective parenting journey. You got this!

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