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Hi! We are Jason & Kara Lackey - imperfect parents committed to helping other imperfect parents discover and develop their  child's unique personality. We want to cultivate family environments where similarities are appreciated and personality differences are recognized, accepted and honored.

We believe that when you know your child's personality type, you're able to communicate and problem solve effectively, there is less conflict in the home and, you're able to have more enjoyable moments with your kiddo!  

We help families recognize, accept and celebrate the God-given personality differences in their home. 

What works for one kid, may not work for another. What worked for your mom, 30 years ago, may not work today. Well, each kiddo has a unique brain, with a unique personality and even if they are parented the same, it doesn't mean the parenting techniques are effective for each kiddo. 

How to know which parenting techniques would be helpful or not helpful based on their child's unique personality. 

How to communicate with your kiddo effectively. 

How to connect with your kiddo in a way that they will feel loved. 

A perspective on parenting that has proven to bring healing and understanding. If you came into parenthood with your own childhood baggage, you don't have to repeat the same harmful parenting patterns. We'll give you actual tools that will help you understand why you are the way you are and why your kid is the way they are. 

How to work through conflict without WW3 starting in your living room. 

Understand how your child gets their energy, takes in and processes information and makes decisions.  

An understanding of yourself in the context of personality type, especially in relation to your child's personality type, and how these differences may affect how you each prefer to live and relate. 

here's why...

So we teach parents:

"Why is it that kids can be raised in the same house, with the same rules, with the same parents and turn out totally different?" 

Know & Love is NOT...

A diagnostic tool used to identify ADD, ADHD, anxiety or depression.

A discussion of the needs of children faced with special physical or cognitive challenges. Instead, we focus on the relationship and learning needs of children following typical developmental patterns. 

A research-based quiz. Research on children’s personalities is still developing. Our quiz is based on experience. Some research has begun, but more is needed to fully explain the depth and intricacies of personality development in children. 

A prediction or an indicator of how your child will behave. 

To be used to label any child. Some hear the words “personality type” and associate it with labeling. We want to avoid this. Learning about personal preferences is not to be used to control, demean, inhibit or prevent a variety of learning opportunities, or put a child “in a box.” All children, even teenagers, need to explore all preference options and be given the opportunity to develop in their unique way of being awesome.

FAQ's

Q: Are some personality types better than others?
A: No personality type is better than other types. Each personality type is unique with its own gifting and struggles.


Q: Has personality type theory been scientifically tested?
A: Personality type theory dates back to the early 1900's with psychologist Carl Jung. Since then there has been extensive research to prove its usefulness and accuracy. In fact, some people say “it’s scary how accurate it is.” 

Q: Can I predict my child's behavior by knowing their personality?
A: Knowing your kiddo's type cannot predict behavior. All kids can freely choose no matter what personality animal they identify with. We encourage parents to avoid labeling or telling a child "who" they are. These are only suggestions that may help parents understand their child's preferences. 

Q: After learning about my child's personality preferences, I feel like a total failure. Is that normal?
A: We believe as parents, we are doing the best we can. There is no such thing as perfect parents. There is also no such thing as a parenting expert. We are all on the same journey of learning how to understand our kiddos. Like everything else in life, we make mistakes and learn from those lessons. Parenting is challenging for everyone, and it is okay to struggle.



Q: Why does the child have to be 5 in order to know their personality?
A: Your kiddos personality type is still developing. The specific age of personality development has been subject to much debate, but it is believed that personality preferences can start to be identified between the ages of 5-7. 


Kara Lackey

Is an Elephant and is married to the burly bearded guy to the left - together they have 4 kiddos; a Panda, an Otter, a Beaver and a baby. She is MBTI and MMTIC Certified and majored in Family and Consumer Science at Fresno State. Her happy place consists of: people, lots of people - just all of the peoples - vulnerable conversations about the messiness of life over a bottle of wine, children & farm animals romping about & Jason wearing plaid - lookin' like a lumberjack.  

Her passion for walking with families through the messiness + helping parents understand their kids is the reason Know & Love was started. 

Jason Lackey

Is a Meerkat. Once, he shaved his head at home just to avoid small talk with the barber. He is MBTI certified, and his happy place consists of Netflix, naps, music, artsy fartsy things, books, cooking delicious food and an escape hatch for when the romping and craziness of people, children, and animals from Kara's world overflows into his. He can also cook a mean fried egg and play the bass like nobody's business.  

He is the illustrator of the adorable animals, the big picture and computer guy for Know & Love. 

Terri Carver

Is an Elephant and L O V E S life. She is MBTI and MMTIC certified and taught Jr. High math and musical theater for many years. She is an impressive Positive Polly who can find the good in any messy situation. She has four adult children and five grandchildren. Children tend to flock to her because of her acceptance and ability to get down on their level - even her pretend playing game is on point!

She is the personality educator and defender of the child's voice for 
Know & Love. 

Who We Are

First off, we are not perfect parents. We are courageously trying our best to raise our kids while living out our calling of walking alongside other imperfect parents in hopes to help one another know, love and enjoy our children. Parenting is hard. It's messy - it's ALL messy. The hair. The beds. The relationships. Life.  

But we believe that it's in the mess that love is cultivated. It's in the mess and that our personality differences clash and we misunderstand one another but we choose grace and acceptance anyways in an effort to say I love you. It's in the mess where we learn how to love each other well. We are on the same journey as you! So let's be friends...

Jason Lackey

Is a Meerkat and recently shaved his head at home just to avoid small talk with the barber. He is MBTI certified and his happy place consists of: Netflix, naps, music, artsy fartsy things, books, cooking amazing food and an escape hatch for when the romping & craziness of people, children and animals from Kara's world overflows into his. He can also cook a mean fried egg and play the bass like nobody's business.  

He is the illustrator of the adorable animals, and the big picture & computer guy for Know & Love. 

Kara Lackey

Is an Elephant and is married to the burly bearded guy to the left - together they have 4 kiddos. She is MBTI and MMTIC Certified and majored in Family and Consumer Science at Fresno State. Her happy place consists of: people, lots of people - just all of the peoples - vulnerable conversations about the messiness of life over a bottle of wine, children & farm animals romping about & Jason wearing plaid - lookin' like a lumberjack.  

Her passion for walking with families through the messiness + helping parents understand their kids is the reason Know & Love was started. 

Terri Carver

Is an Elephant and L O V E S life. She is MBTI and MMTIC certified along with additional leadership development training. She is an impressive Positive Polly who can find the good in any messy situation. She has 4 adult children, 5 grandchildren and taught Jr. High math and musical theater for many years. Children tend to flock to her because of her acceptance and ability of getting down on their level - even her pretend playing game is on point!

She is the personality educator and defender of the child's voice for Know & Love. 

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