There is no perfect way to parent, and putting pressure on yourself to be mindful in every situation is unrealistic. This belief is a sure ticket onto the "Not Enough Train" to Nowhere. That is why I've developed Mindful-Ish™ Parenting: to take us out of the far-off land of "should" and bring us back to "what is." Mindful-Ish™ Parenting is about your awareness of how you interact with your kids, the energy you be when you parent them, and choosing new possibilities.
Parenting is NOT easy. I know first-hand. I have two adult stepchildren and two teenage sons. My firstborn is a challenging child who led me to the parent coaching world when barely two years old.
I needed help, and I hired a parent coach.
I tell you this because I want you to know that I am not a perfect parent and my children are not always well behaved - but I’ve been in your shoes and have made positive changes, making me a highly effective parenting coach.
Download the paper on selecting effective social, emotional, and behavioral supports
Understanding and coping with your child’s challenging behaviors
Becoming a calm, capable, and confident parent
Solving your child’s behavior problems with them
PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS
Create action plans to shift unwanted behaviors to wanted behaviors in yourself and your children.
Teach your children how to become aware of their feelings and how to handle them appropriately.
Teach your children to communicate their wants and needs safely and appropriately.
Feel more confident in what you are doing and saying as a parent.
Find more joy in parenting and be in charge of your own feelings and choices as a parent.
Understand what is and what is not developmentally appropriate for your children.
Group Workshops focus on:
Parent Coaching sessions focus on:
Learning and practicing core concepts of non-punitive and non-adversarial behavior management and social-emotional learning models
Creating parenting goals and pinpointing action steps
Finding like-minded community and accountability partners