"Every child deserves Great Parenting & every parent deserves the Joy that Great Parenting can bring."



Lisa DiSciullo – Parent Educator

I have been a successful lifelong educator and trainer in many capacities: from computer, communication, and relationship skills in Fortune 500 companies, to respectful ways for parents to teach and develop their children, not to mention guiding and teaching my own 3 children to be capable, positive, independent and resourceful adults.

Outside of my work life I adeptly managed a dynamic and active family through an international move, construction of a custom home, numerous volunteer leadership responsibilities, and many life-enriching daily activities.

My breaking point was when one of my children was seriously struggling in school. When we consulted the experts and they recommended what I needed to do for my child, I said “That’s great, now what can you do for ME, because I feel like a failure as a parent, all I ever do is yell at my kids, if we continue this way not only will I fail, but my children will fail too!” I realized I needed better tools for parenting. I started taking classes, reading and studying, and after a while I decided to leverage my corporate training background and began to lead classes. The atmosphere in our home transformed from one of conflict to cooperation and I was calmer and more confident.

I found that by seeing my children as capable and allowing them to take responsibility for their lives, they were encouraged and willing to work together as part of the family team. I learned that by setting respectful appropriate limits, that my children felt more secure, cared-for and valued. I saw such a difference in the level of fulfillment in our family home that I committed myself to sharing great parenting tools with other parents that are striving for harmony or that may be disillusioned with how their families were “turning out.”

It is possible to stop the frustration and rediscover the joy in parenting well. You deserve it.

Every child deserves great parenting and every parent deserves the joy that great parenting can bring!

Upcoming Events

Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ The Co-Co
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ The Co-Co | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 5-12 year olds

This four-week, follow-up course to “Parenting Essentials Part 1” builds on the positive parenting foundation and adds practical, effective things to do when your kids annoy you or really make you mad. You’ll also learn how to address your children’s misbehavior, help your child handle strong emotions, how to teach self-sufficiency, and how to set limits. Each class session includes individual problem solving and support.  This class will help you change from traditional parenting to using positive, effective tools consistently to build good relationships with your children and enjoy a smoothly functioning family life.

Includes: Four 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials.  Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.

Oct 27, Nov 10, Dec 1, and 8 @ 9 – 11:00 am

Parenting Essentials Part 1 is a prerequisite.

  • Four session class only – $279 
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
Group Office Hours at The Co-Co – Dec 16 @ 10:45 am @ Virtual Master Class
Dec 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Join The Co-Co’s Parent Coach in Residence, Lisa DiSciullo, Founder of Parenting Matters, for monthly group office hours. These meetings (held via zoom at first and ultimately as a hybrid of in-person and virtual) will gather like-minded parents for discussion, Q&A, and support. Lisa will focus on problem solving, practice, and accountability to work on individual parenting skills and perspectives. She will answer questions and provide a positive parenting perspective and content as topics arise, so write down your burning parenting questions as the month goes by and bring them with you for open Q&A. All parents are welcome—from moms of little ones to college students and beyond. We will learn together from Lisa’s expertise and one other.

This event will be hosted online – instructions on how to join will be provided upon registration.

Use code PARENTING for a 20% discount


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