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Parenting Series 2023-2024: “The Crucial C’s & Family Meetings”

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Parenting Series is an Office for Women’s Careers initiative focused on well-being and work-life balance for MGH faculty and trainee parents.

Professional Parent Educator Vicki Hoefle introduced concepts and strategies for building and maintaining a cooperative, engaging, and respectful environment for both adults and children, especially when challenging behaviors arise. She introduced the helpful concepts of Family Meetings and the Crucial C’s (connect, capable, count, courage) which are strategies for helping kids move from useless to useful behavior.

The first session on May 7 focused on the first 2 Crucial C’s – Connection and Capable, and how they can be supported within the Family Meeting.

The second session on May 29 focused on the second 2 Crucial C’s – Count and Courage, and how they can be supported within the Family Meeting.


Vicki Hoefle is a Professional Parent Educator with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has worked with more than 100 schools and thousands of parents over the course of her career. She works with parents, teachers, and other professionals who are looking to empower children and offers a relationship-based, less-is-more approach as the foundation. Vicki is an Author and highly regarded Speaker who delivers relevant information for raising children in the 21st century.



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