About Us
Established in August 2008, Common Ground was founded by loving parents dedicated to making the most up-to-date, practical and effective parenting techniques easily accessible for even the busiest of parents.

Common Ground was inspired by Big Bear’s Lighthouse Project and partners with them in their mission to create “Child Honoring Communities.”

Dedicated to STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

Parenting has always been as challenging as it is rewarding. Some of the challenges parents face today are different than generations past. Parents and educators everywhere are finding that young people don’t respond to the same type of discipline as they did a generation or two ago. There has been a cultural shift. Common Ground’s groups, workshops and network of parents help one another learn to apply innovative parenting techniques that are effective with today’s young people. Our goal is to help guide and support parents who are interested in raising responsible people who are fun to be around, while maintaining an interactive and close relationship with them.

If you are experiencing more severe difficulty with your adolescent, Common Ground can also help connect you with professional support and resources. You may also want to check out our “Help for Struggling Teens” section.

Common Ground serves all families, whether struggling with a child or not. We envision Common Ground as a blanket of support around our families….a community of families helping other families flourish through the everyday spectrum of life’s challenges.
Upcoming Events
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Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/293433764065860/898920840183813 or email info@bigbearcommonground.org to be notified of upcoming events!

Latest News
Out of Control
Why Discipline Doesn’t Work…and What Does

Out Of Control — A MUST READ for Parents
If you read only one book this year, I suggest THIS ONE.

Teen Circle
Browse through Common Ground’s PARENTING RESOURCES

Please take a few minutes to click on the tab at the top of the Home Screen that says “Parenting Resouces”. Here, you will find many fabulous resources for parents…particularly those of you raising teens. Whether you are looking to understand the TEENAGE BRAIN, or want some solutions to ENTITLEMENT, or you are […]

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