DO YOU KNOW WHAT NOT TO DO BUT NOT WHAT TO DO?
Do you find it hard to set limits even though you know you need to?
Do the parenting books wind up
making you more confused?
You are not alone.
There's so much out information out there. It can be really hard to stand tall in the tough times.
But that's exactly what our kids need to feel safe and have the courage to try new things.
Work with me and:
Create happier homes.
Learn new ways to get cooperation without using shame, time-outs, threats, yelling or bribes to influence child’s behavior.
CONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD.
Connection helps children to feel capable and resilient.
Become more confident.
Learn to listen better to your intuition and be more trusting of yourself in the parenting journey.
I have over 25 years of working with children and families--from babies to middle school students-- in places like Virginia, Mexico City and now here in Connecticut. My experience ranges from classrooms with 8th graders, to group musical experiences with the very young child, to helping adults be better parents. At the core is my belief that parents are the primary teachers, so being a Parent Coach and Educator is the perfect fit for me. My passion is to help parents to feel confident in their choices.
I hold the following credentials:
Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Loyola College of MD
AMI Montessori Teacher
Music Together Teacher
Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Certified Coach, Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in process
Facilitator, Parents in Action (NYC)
Facilitator, The Biggest Job Parent Seminar, Hyde School, ME
Proud mom of two girls ages 11 & 17
I have led workshops to parents and teachers
at the following locations:
WHAT I OFFER:
This 6 week in-person training will teach you to:
Cope with your young child's strong emotions
Feel confident in your abilities
Connect with your child while still setting limits
Encourage your child to feel capable and have the courage
to try new things
Create a life at home that's more enjoyable, peaceful and respectful for everyone
There are a great many books out there, but what busy parent has time to read them? Book Talks are a great opportunity to hear from the experts in brain science and child development. It is never necessary to read the book in order to attend a Book Talk! Schools and community groups love this option as it allows them to tailor their parent education to the needs of their community. Lively discussions ensue as we explore what it means to parent with the whole brain in mind.
What is Parent Coaching? We begin with the fact that no one is a perfect parent, and there are no easy answers. In the end it's about the relationship between the parent and the child. Children who feel connected to their parents have fewer reasons to rebel.
Parent coaching is a confidential, judgement-free space to share. Together we'll dive into what the present problems might be about--is it about transitions? do limits need setting? are there power struggles? We will unpack it, and I’ll give you strategies to try. Together we design a parenting plan designed for you. Change is possible. It happens every day.
"The most powerful, meaning-making moments in our relationship with our children...happen in the most imperfect moments,"
Brene Brown, PhD.
Let's face it, knowing what to do when everyone is upset takes some skill. Because being a parent requires us to be the person we want our children to become, it makes sense to take a deep dive with professional coaching to figure out your parenting plan.
As you know better, you can do better.
Let's partner up to make things better.