Thanks for stopping by my About page!

I founded weturnedoutokay.com to help parents of young children be happier at home. I’m an expert in child development with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience working with children.

Mine is an effective approach to raising young children.


Honed during years of education and experience, I teach parents concrete tools to handle the toughest parenting challenges – the ones that you most likely struggle with every day.

(I know that you struggle because, even with all my education and experience, I practically missed enjoying my own children’s early childhoods, subsumed with worry, guilt, and too much yelling. I’ll help you do less of all of these.)

Since starting We Turned Out Okay I’ve been featured in print, in podcasts, and in person; in 2016 I wrote Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics: Key Tools to Handle Every Temper Tantrum, Keep Your Cool, and Enjoy Life With Your Young Child to share some great parenting hacks. I personally help parents find happiness at home in NPC, the virtual community I built.


I offer free guides, parent how-two videos, and other resources to help with the sanity-stealing Jedi mind tricks that kids toss their moms and dads.

Click here to visit my Resources page, which shares lots of tools to help you worry less and enjoy more in your parenting life!

Also, the first book in the Your Child Explained series is officially out:

Trouble with tantrums?










More About Karen

Karen’s struggle with chronic illness – and how it’s helped strengthen the bonds she has with her family – is documented in this short film, Use Your Words; click here to check it out.