Supporting you on the hard days, so you can support your child on theirs.

WHAT IS PARENT COACHING?


Parent coaching is when a professional coach, who specializes in child development and child behaviors, provides parents with parenting tools and techniques that work best for their child.

Coaching is guided and customized to fit each family’s unique needs and challenges. Parent coaching provides practical skills and hands-on techniques to help parents learn how to parent more effectively while strengthening their relationships.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT MY PARENT COACHING?


Unlike other parent coaches who specialize in a particular age group, my parent coaching covers all stages and ages. This makes me specially equipped to handle all the challenges you may face. Because I grow with your child, you never have to start over or find someone new when new challenges arise.

I also have extensive experience helping parents with all that parenting life can bring, including neurodiversity (such as autism, ADHD or other learning disabilities), anxiety, trauma and divorce.

As life changes my parent coaching shifts with you so you receive seamless support.

 

What Parents Are Saying…

John - Father of 2

I feel lucky to have met her, to have worked with her, and to have her as a referral for other people. She is the greatest.

Michael - Father of 2

I thought she was terrific. It’s not just the professionalism with which she practices, like being there on time, writing comprehensive summaries of each session, offering free 10 minute check-ins between sessions, it’s so much more. I’m not sure how she got to be so wise or so insightful, but she is.

Joy - Mother of 2

Jen is a skillful listener and was able to very quickly provide insight and practical advice

Hannah - Mother of 2

Jen is straight forward and to the point while maintaining sensitivity to mine and my children’s feelings…the positive parenting approach!

Tony - Father of 2

I used to get angry at my kid a lot. I couldn’t stand the constant screaming and tantrums. I felt like I was losing it all the time. After working with Jen I was able to stay a lot calmer and I felt like I knew what to do.

Happy Parenting & Families provides parenting solutions that can impact various environments

Why Does Parent Coaching Work?

When you change your parenting, you change your child’s environment.

And a change in your child’s environment creates change within your child’s brain and in their behavior.

Parent coaching harnesses the parent-child bond that is deeply embedded in your child to produce changes.

Plus, parents have the unique ability of providing daily practice and interventions so change can happen faster.

IS PARENT COACHING THE SAME AS PARENTING CLASSES?


While parent coaching teaches parents new skills and educates parents on how to best handle situations, it is not the same as parenting classes.

Parent coaching is more than gaining knowledge from a book or a class.

I am all about action and change. As your parent coach, I am with you every step of the way to help keep you motivated to change. I do this through individualized solutions and accountability that helps you accomplish your goals.

WHAT GUIDES MY PARENT COACHING?


Not all parent coaching is the same.

I provide parenting tools that are based in positive psychology, physiology and brain science. I also practice trauma-informed techniques to help parents help their children heal from adverse experiences or past traumas.

I teach positive parenting and authoritative parenting techniques through promoting connection, communication and discipline. For those with neurodiverse children or children with anxiety, I incorporate best practices into all of my solutions.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF PARENT COACHING IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

My goal is to help you make parenting changes so daily life becomes easier and your parenting more effective.

I am also geared towards helping to rebuild and strengthen your parent-child relationship.

If you have been wanting to make parenting changes, parent coaching is a good place to start.

Or if you feel like you need parenting support so you never have to go through the challenging behaviors of childhood alone, I’ve got your back.

Working with me is like having a parenting expert in your back pocket.

Think of parent coaching as an investment into your child and your relationship.

When you invest, it pays off now and into the future.

No matter the age or the stage...

We solve all kinds of behavior challenges

✔ Refusing to listen/ignoring directions

✔ Refusing to help/participate

✔ Big tantrums or meltdowns

✔ Bedtime battles

✔ Refusing to do schoolwork/go to school

✔ Arguing or negotiating constantly

✔ Disrespectful language or actions

✔ Lack of independence skills

✔ Aggressive Behaviors

✔ Behaviors stemming from neurodiversity, anxiety or trauma

WHAT DOES A ONE-ON-ONE PARENT COACHING SESSION LOOK LIKE?


During each parent coaching session you will be provided a judgment free space to discuss all the parenting challenges you are facing.

I will ask questions, create a plan of action and teach you strategies. As you put parenting tools into action I will adjust or build upon techniques based on your child’s response.

Sessions are typically held via Zoom or over the phone.

However I do understand that there are certain circumstances where a parent may want their child observed. Or request a more interactive coaching session to deal with behaviors in the moment. For those interested in this option, I do provide in-home parent coaching.

WHAT DOES A GROUP PARENT COACHING SESSION LOOK LIKE?


During our group coaching sessions, you learn as you develop relationships with a steady cohort of other parents.

Our group sessions are structured with a parenting theme for each month so you will be constantly adding to your parenting tool box.

But because I understand no two families are exactly alike, group coaching also includes a short one-on-one session every month to troubleshoot or customize solutions to fit your needs.

Changing Your Parenting Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

STEP 1

Choose the level of parenting support you need. I offer a wide variety of services and support options so you can commit to the change you want.

STEP 2

Schedule your session - I offer virtual & telephonic visits, including evening and weekend hours. I also offer in home visits for select services.

STEP 3

Commit to using the tools. I will customize your parenting tools to fit your needs and your child so you can decrease challenging behaviors.

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"What You Can Do Right Now to Help Stop Unwanted Challenging Behaviors!"

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