Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
— Rumi


On Balance Parenting supports parents/caregivers and communities in raising joyful, competent and resilient people who lead whole-hearted & balanced lives. Dagmar Kauffman, On Balance Parenting’s founder & executive director, has over 20 years' experience in parent education, social emotional learning (SEL), youth health & prevention, research, education policy and advocacy. Dagmar has served in many roles facilitating and inspiring parents, families and communities in the U.S. and internationally.



What we do

We share the best of parenting & educational resources, news, strategies and inspiration from leading voices in the fields of education, prevention, health care, business, the arts, sports and the spiritual community.

We advocate for parenting & educational practices that teach our children how to build a life for themselves.




We believe in creating a life that feels good on the inside and not just one that looks good on the outside. (anonymous quote)

We believe in loving our children for who they are and supporting them to grow into the best expressions of themselves.

We believe that joyful, competent and resilient children are the foundation of healthy, creative and thriving communities.



What we value

We value the life-giving powers of trust, conversation and human connection.

We are curious, compassionate and courageous enough to ask hard questions.