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Parent coaching is supporting parents in their job of taking care of their children. A coach is someone who can reassure parents that they are doing the right thing, give suggestions and ideas based on expert's research while understanding that all families and children are different and unique. A parent coach isn’t that much different from a sports coach. A professional athlete may know just about everything that there is to know about their sport, but they still benefit enormously from having a coach. A coach can give them a different perspective, offer encouragement, change routine as well as push them to the next level. A parent coach does just that, but in the realm of parenting and parent-child relationships.
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So hopefully, at some point you have built story time into your day or into your nighttime routine. If not, you can start at anytime. It felt really weird reading to my infants who couldn’t even keep their head up (why in the world would they have interest in a book that they can’t see, […]
Have you seen this video about failure? It changes your whole perspective on how to deal with failing. We have been asking our kids about their failures for about a year now and the other day one of my boys fell pretty hard on his bike when he was trying something new. After crying for […]
Even if you don’t have kids or ever thought of having kids, you have still heard of the “terrible twos” which has now expanded into the “threenager” and the “F- you fours”. I love all of these descriptions because it really helps parents navigate these ages and it says, “You are not alone.” “These […]
As very young children get older, they start to become more independent. But there are two things working against that independence. 1) They don’t fully understand all the implications of independence, (i.e. responsibility, safety and sometimes independence is scary) 2) We aren’t always ready to give them independence because they are still our babies. Because […]
My favorite word is “overwhelmed” and I use it all the time. I think it does two things: It really sums up parenthood It teaches kids about emotions and empathy I see parents trying to hide their emotions all the time. I see mom’s apologizing for crying when there is nothing wrong for using tears […]
The concept is simple enough- get outside every day. Sounds too simple right? But the actual task is quite difficult (daunting even) many, many days. When I was pregnant, I worried a bit about postpartum depression and the best advice I heard about beating the blues was to get outside everyday. Even if it was […]
This was the exact question that I got asked yesterday and I love this question! Unfortunately it isn’t a short yes or no answer, but there is some concrete information out there that can really help parents. But there are also a lot of emotions out there that can really complicate this topic. So the […]
Oh my goodness. If you haven’t seen this book yet, go check it out. The Little Tree by Loren Long is about a tree that wants to hold on to its leaves. There are a lot of things that we want to hold on to and it shows up in our bodies in a not […]
It happens, our children are driving us up the wall and to be totally honest, we don’t want to be around them. We don’t want to hear their voices. (We don’t really like them) and it feels horrible. We react differently when we feel this way and we want to get out of this cycle […]
Does it seem like all your toddler does is fly off the handle? Do you feel overwhelmed by your toddler’s behavior? Or is your child pretty awesome, but still has these moments where you just don’t know what to do? Here’s my top 5 tips to help calm your toddler. Control Toddlers are learning about […]