Karen Lock Kolp founded We Turned Out Okay to help parents of young children be happier at home. Karen is an expert in child development with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience working with children.

In the depths of suffering from a debilitating chronic illness a few years ago, a friend asked Karen “while you are not able to use your hands, while you’re not physically capable of taking care of your family – what CAN you do?”

At that moment, Karen realized that she could use her heart, her mind, and her voice. She could make parents of young children worry less, feel better, and enjoy more!

Karen has an effective approach to raising young children. Honed during years of education and experience, she teaches parents concrete tools to handle the toughest parenting challenges – the ones that you most likely struggle with every day. (Karen knows that you struggle because, even with all her education and experience, she practically missed enjoying her own children’s early childhoods, subsumed with worry, guilt, and too much yelling. She’ll help you do less of all of these.)

To help moms and dads through the tough stuff, Karen started the We Turned Out Okay podcast in 2015. It was so successful that it hit #1 in iTunes’ New & Noteworthy Kids and Family; today each podcast episode is downloaded and listened to many hundreds – even thousands – of times.

Since starting We Turned Out Okay Karen has been featured in print, in podcasts, and in person; in 2016 she 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. She personally helps parents find happiness at home in the virtual community she built.


Also, Karen offers free guides to help with the sanity-stealing Jedi mind tricks that kids toss their moms and dads –

Trouble with tantrums?

With littles, meltdowns are hard to avoid.

So Karen came up with the HEART method to help you:
– remain calm
– stop worrying about judginess with public tantrums
– know you’re not alone

To calmly, decisively handle every on of your child’s tantrums, click the button below!

Click Here to Get the Guide


More About Karen

Click “play” on the video below to hear Karen’s story in her own words.

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.