What is a Parent Guide?
A parent guide is certified in educating, supporting, and encouraging parents into a better understanding of the workings of their parent/child relationship. This includes the process of how to create deeper, healthier connections within the home such as cooperative behavior, less stress, and a more functional family environment! My certification comes through California-based Jai Institute for Parenting and in studying through The Conscious Parent Course 1 & 2 with Dr. Shefali Tsabary. In addition, I have more than thirty years of personal parenting experience with five children, four boys and my youngest, my only daughter, who range in age from 14-32.
Which is why my guidance is done with compassion, and without judgment.
Together we will work to identify problem areas between you and your child, we will begin working on the only thing you really have control over in the parent/child relationship which is, of course, your approach and response. In the process of our work together we will create and implement practical tools for you to shift the environment, energy, and attitude you desire which will strengthen the parent/child relationship(s) in your home. Every family is unique, as is my program when working with each parent.
How do I know if working with you is for me?
Do you find yourself thinking or saying any of the following…
- Why is parenting this child so hard? He just won’t LISTEN!
- I don’t seem to have any influence over her anymore.
- When did my cute, happy, little boy change? I can’t reach him!
- She’s become so anxious, how do I best support her when she’s so wound up?
You are NOT alone. Many, many parents are frustrated and anxious while raising their teens. And no wonder, we are living in a confusing time when cultural messages are influencing both our kids and us! But, you can learn to connect with your unique child and yes, actually enjoy their individual growth through their teen years, I promise!
Listen: If you think you have tried every approach (friending, bribing, grounding, taking away privileges), with short-term or little result and you are motivated to build a healthier, stronger relationship with the preteen, teen, or young adult in your life…then talking with me to see how I can help, FREE OF CHARGE, to design a program that will work for you is at least worth investigating, right?!
Find out more about my personal guidance by scheduling a no obligation 20-minute FREE DISCOVERY SESSION right now.
Do I have to live near you? How does this work?
After our initial phone conversation, if you have chosen to move ahead and work with me we will begin by scheduling the first few sessions. It’s important that we meet on a regular (ideally, once a week) basis. If you are not near my Dallas-area office we will meet via Zoom.
We will reflect on your own upbringing and the patterns you learned/inherited while growing up that are likely influencing your parenting today. Some additional topics we may touch on are: establishing family values, building effective communication with your teenager, forgiveness and trust, and something I think all parents need to know about…the adolescent brain. (Don’t worry I make it fun and interesting, I promise!)
The opportunity for change and the best value that will impact comes from working with me consistently through a package program. Yes, it will take some time, but you didn’t get where you are now with your child overnight, right?