APEC was formed by Kathryn Kvols over thirty years ago. Kathryn is the author of the book and parenting course Redirecting Children's Behavior. Early in her career, Kathryn was working as a family counselor. She started teaching methods that helped parents become calmer and more confident and empowered them to raise their children to be responsible and cooperative. Parents applauded the results they saw in their families and began to push Kathryn to write a book based on the principles, which she taught in her classes.
Many of our instructors are teachers, health practitioners, and professionals, and moms and dads who care deeply about families. Kathryn's dream of supportive, loving families has become an international effort and the network has been an inspiration to many. It is up to each of us, whether we are parents or friends of parents, to encourage and support children as they grow and learn, as they will be the adults of tomorrow.
Academy for Parent Education and Coaching offers a variety of parenting classes and teacher education. It is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.