Parent Coaching & School Advocacy

Parent Coaching

Parenting is an art that is mostly learned on the job! I can provide parent coaching to you and your family as often as you need it~from pre-pregnancy through the empty nest~.  Schedule a session in my office, in your home, on-line or over the phone or Skype.

Parent Coaching can help you handle the challenges in today’s rapidly changing world by providing support, resources and tools for raising children in a new parenting paradigm.  The results of parent coaching will help you to:

  • Feel better about yourself as a parent
  • Discover age appropriate expectations
  • Better understand child development
  • Gain a deeper awareness of the emotions that come up as a parent
  • Learn that discipline is not a dirty word, and that there are methods to do it right
  • Find ways to nurture yourself
  • Develop many, many other tricks of the trade

“Children come into the world like a packet of seeds with no cover on the front.  Our job is very much like that of a gardener’s to provide the adequate light, soil, water and nutrients for the flower to grow to it’s full potential.  It is not our job to raise a carnation into a rose or a rose into a carnation.”  Dr. Katharine Kersey, author of The Art of Sensitive Parenting,  my parent mentor, graduate school professor, and kindred friend.  For 101 of Dr. Kersey’s great parenting tips go to www.odu.edu/~kkersey/101s/101principles.shtml 

School Advocacy

Having taught special education for eight years and worked as a director of a middle school mentoring program, I can offer you support with parent-teacher meetings, 504 plans and IEP meetings.  Oftentimes it is difficult to advocate for your child without having the knowledge of what is happening behind the scenes.  I can offer you education, support and consultations as needed; in my office, in your home, over the phone or Skype, and/or at your child’s school.