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

 

Coaching

“What do I do?”

I hear that from parents all the time. Parenting can be cyclical. We know what we’re doing for a while then something new happens and we don’t know how to handle it. Often we use all our tools in the toolbox and we still can’t get the results we want. If participating in classes and workshops is not for you or the schedule doesn’t work and you want ideas for your specific situation, work with me directly. You’ll be able to get personalized ideas, an opportunity to explore and sort through what’s happening, and ongoing accountability and support to ensure real change happens.

What is coaching?

Coaching with me is a process of examining where you are now in your parenting, where you want to be, and what you need to do to get there. Through questioning and sharing concepts and techniques from positive and democratic parenting, you will learn, practice, and try new ways of interacting with your children.

I am your partner in unraveling what is behind the behavior and patterns that are frustrating your family and applying different perspectives and approaches to shift the behavior from unproductive to productive so your children can contribute in valuable ways.

How does it work?

We do a 60 minute complimentary phone sample session, an intake session and a minimum of 2 sessions per month for a minimum of 3 months.

Coaching is for you if:

  • You have limited time and want the answers to your specific questions.
  • You want perspective on what’s working in your parenting and a plan for what’s not working.
  • You want encouragement, reassurance and new ideas to add to your parenting bag of tricks.
  • You have one area that you really want to focus on; you’ve looked at it every which way and can’t see how to move on with it.
  • You want a long-term shift in your parenting style
  • The “group thing” isn’t you. You know you will only be comfortable sharing private information with a coach one-on-one.

What will I get out of it?

  • More confidence – You’ll know what do to
  • More knowledge – You’ll understand what your children need
  • More skill – You’ll develop methods that work
  • Better appreciation – You’ll see your child for who they are

How do I get started?

Contact me or call me at 908-516-0831 for a complimentary 30 minute phone or in-person consultation to see if coaching is right for you.

Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Mon
Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Homework a Habit (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

Do you want to be less involved in the school assignments, but worry that if you step out of it nothing will get done? Learn how to plant seeds of self-motivation in your child and teach skills for planning ahead and managing schoolwork. Support your budding scholar without taking over or going crazy.

Oct
2
Tue
Parenting Preschoolers (for parents of 2 1/2-5 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parenting Preschoolers (for parents of 2 1/2-5 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of children age 2 1/2-5

In this 8-week class you will learn positive discipline methods to calm tantrums, avoid power struggles and engage your child’s cooperation. Insight into your child’s temperament and developmental stage along with guided practice with setting limits calmly and consistently will equip you with a parenting toolbox you can use throughout the years of childrearing.

Course topics:

  • How your child’s development and temperament influence behavior
  • Solutions for morning dawdling, bedtime battles and sleep issues
  • Power struggles and tantrums—getting to calm
  • Healthy eating and stress-free toilet training
  • How to encourage your child’s confidence, capability and beginning independence
  • Techniques to help your child practice self-control and self-regulation
  • Why conventional discipline methods don’t work—and the positive tools that do work
  • How to nurture a warm, happy relationship with your child and have more fun as a family

New Start Date: Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 13, and 20 @ 9:00 -11:00 am

Includes: Eight 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials, and private Facebook group.

$379

This is a non-denominational program  held the Calvary Episcopal Church.
Oct
3
Wed
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Parenting Essentials Part 1: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 5-12 year olds

From the very first class your frustrations will begin to ease as you understand why children misbehave and the changes you can make to bring more order, calm and fun back into your family life. You will learn a framework for positive parenting and the practical skills to raise responsible, cooperative, successful children.

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

Sep 26, Oct 3, 10, and 17 @9:30-11:30 am

  • Four session class only – $279
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Four session class with spouse  ($558 value) – $449
  • Four session class with spouse plus 1 hour private coaching ($658  value) – $529
Oct
4
Thu
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Parenting Essentials Part 2: Becoming a More Encouraging Parent (for parents of 5-12 year olds) @ Calvary Episcopal Church | 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, and private Facebook group. Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.

Parenting Essentials Part 1 is a prerequisite.

Sep 20, Oct 4, 11, and 18@ 7:00-9:00 pm

  • Without the 1 hour private coaching – $279
  • Including 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Without the 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – $494
  • Including 1 hour private coaching + Spouse – $574
Oct
5
Fri
PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5-12 Year Olds Part 2 @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
PEP II: Next Steps for Parenting 5-12 Year Olds Part 2 @ Calvary Episcopal Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

For parents of 5-12 year olds

Building on the foundation of positive parenting, PEP II introduces more skills and guided practice for ending power struggles, talking so your children really listen, using consequences and working out solutions with children. Class time is structured for individual problem solving, helping all participants better understand their children’s goals and figure out how to respond more effectively.

  • New tools and insights for setting limits
  • Using consequences, working to agreement and finding common ground with your child
  • Effective communication—listening to understand, talking to be heard
  • How to hold a Family Council meeting, with opportunity for practice and feedback
Includes: Four 2-hour sessions, textbook, materials, and private Facebook group. Optional private coaching session offered at a discount.
Apr 30, May 7, 14, and 21 @ 7-9 pm

Parenting Essentials Part 1, 2, and PEP II Part 1 or Thriving With Teens Part 1 ,  2, and PEP II Part 1 are prerequisites.

  • Four session class only – $279
  • Four session class plus 1 hour private coaching ($400 value) – $359
  • Four session class with Spouse ($558 value) – $449
  • Four session class with Spouse plus 1 hour private coaching ($658 value) – $529

 

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