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ronseenonRon Huxley is the founder of the ParentingToolbox and has helped parents online for over a decade and offline for almost two decades…

Ron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently practicing on the Central California Coast. He specializes in trauma, attachment and nontraditional families (like divorced, step, and adoptive families). He is the author of the book “Love and Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting” and has been in the field of parenting and mental health for 2 decades.

Ron believes in taking a strength-based approach to parenting that builds on solutions and not problems. He believes that the “person is not the problem, the problem is the problem” and he creatively crafts a parenting strategy that fits each family situation. He is a Certified Family Wellness Instructor, Incredible Years Parenting Instructor and he has advanced training in Play Therapy and Trauma Interventions.

Ron has spoken to parents on the importance of having a Balanced Parenting Styles and Secure Attachment in every conceivable setting, from a Women’s Prison to Parent/Teacher Conferences to Corporate Board Rooms. He has written articles for Disney Family, Child Magazine, Readers Digest, Pregnancy Magazine, the Recovery Journal, Self-Help Online and Woman’s World. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including BBC Radio, LA Talk Radio, the Leeza Gibbons Show, Parents Tool Talk Radio and Oprah.com. Currently, he is directing a children’s mental health clinic in California that specializes in attachment and trauma issues for foster care and adoptive families.

Contact Ron for speaking engagements and media interviews!

Contact Ron for speaking engagement and media interviews!

Ron’s Professional Parenting Experience includes:

> Incredible Years Parenting Certification

> Family Wellness Instructor Training

> S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Trainer

> Love and Logic Parenting Training

> Floor Time /DIR Training for Autistic and Special Needs Children

Ron’s Clinical Expertise includes:

> EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing for Trauma)

> TheraPlay Family Training/ Individual and Group

> Dyadic Experiential Psychotherapy or Attachment-Based Family Therapy

> Adoption Clinical Training Facilitator

> Sensory-Based Expressive Arts Therapy

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“The expert’s expert” comes to mind when I think of Ron
Huxley– he has been monumental in guiding me through the
growing pains of my coaching & speaking career. Ron
has a way of asking just the right questions and
providing just enough answers to help you discover your
own path as you focus on what really matters most in your
coaching practice and my parenting skills.”

–         Parenting Webmaster

“The Parenting Toolbox is a great resource for parents who want to avoid the ‘worst-case scenario’ with their kids.” The Parenting Toolbox was a contributor to Josh’s new “Worst-Case Scenario for Parents Handbook.”

– Joshua Piven, Author of Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook Series

“The resources and skills in the Parenting Toolbox are just the kind of help stressed-out parents need to support their children through difficult transitions. I strongly recommend the site. The solutions-based focus gets parents the help they need quickly.”

– Wendy Swallow PhD, author “Breaking Apart: A Memoir of Divorce”

“Ron  Huxley has broken new ground with his ever-expanding toolbox full of strategies, information, and support life’s issues. His is a unique method of providing long-term, affordable support for clients, bringing his insights as well as useful resources for all.”

– Michael Fenichel, Ph.D.

“You can just tell Mr. Huxley lives and practices the
concepts and ideas in his writings.  There is a lot of
creditability here that speaks to me as a parent. Thank
you again Mr. Huxley!”

– George Humlong, University of Kentucky College of Social Work Training Resourc Center

“Thank you for your help on managing my anger. You practice what
you preach and that speaks volumes.  I believe I have gained
some good insight into alternative ways to manage anger.  Once
again thank you.”

Sincerely, A  Grateful Parent

I’ve been subscribing to Parenting Toolbox for some time now.  I value the articles and advice…they are life changing – – both for me and my girls.”

A warm thank you from a loving (but weary) mom.

“The only complaint I have is that I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ EVERY THING!.  Seriously, I use as much of the information as I can
as discussion topics for my parenting groups.”.

– Parenting Educator

“I wanted to let you know how wonderful your site is. I spent my whole lunch hour today on your website.  I printed off so many wonderful articles and advice.  Sometimes, you need someone who’s done all the research and reading and knows enough to take it all and say: Here’s how it’s done and why.  Believe me, it helps!”

– another happy “mom” subscriber

“Thank you for your contribution to the web and your recognition of blended and nontraditional families! As always, your articles are superb.”

– second wives club.com


Love and Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting

“Ron is very conscientious, ethical, knowledgeable and reliable. He possess excellent oral and writen communication skills. His orientation is client-centered and strength based.” – County Department of Mental Health


EMAIL: huxleyron@aol.com
PHONE: 805-540-4063



  1. […] Ron Huxley is the founder of the ParentingToolbox and has helped parents online for over a decade and offline for almost two decades. […]

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