Jennifer M. Rodriguez - Family and Relationship Coach
Positively Jen


What would you do if your child care provider treated your children poorly?

Alexandra at age 5When my daughter Alexandra was about 7 she got in trouble while I was at work for not following directions.  Her caregiver locked her out of the house on the front porch and showed her pictures of missing children and told her, “This is what’s going to happen to you if you can’t behave in my house.” She begged to go home and the caregiver said, “OK, start walking!”  At the time I lived about 20 minutes away by car.  When the caregiver walked into another room Francesca (who was 5 at the time) unlocked the door and let Alexandra back in.

Bully Prevention: ONE person can make a difference!

Originally Posted on Franny's House on Monday, October 08, 2012 4:18 PM

Many of Franny's House Bully Prevention Services are now available through Salice Family Services
*NOTE: The names are changed to protect the identities of all people involved.   

Do you think the problem of bullying is too big for one person to handle?  Here is a true story from right here in our own backyard, where the actions of one student may have saved lives.    

A few tips to prevent mass shootings

Originally Posted on the Franny's House Blog on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:27 AM

I have waited a few days before posting my thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.  I wanted to wait for more complete details about what happened (and we are fooling ourselves if we think we have the whole story); and I wanted to wait and see what the media's spin would be on the tragedy, or what my Facebook/Twitter friends had to say about the issue. 

My first comment about the tragedy was posted on Facebook on the 14th: "Our prayers are with the families and children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.