Helping Parents with Discipline, Anxiety, & Self-Care
Are constant struggles with your child pushing you to the breaking point? Do you have a hard time setting expectations and boundaries with your child, or do you find yourself yelling and disciplining out of fear and anger instead of love, empathy, and understanding? At times, we all need someone in our corner to help us navigate the complexities of being a parent — someone to remind us to practice self-care, understand child behavior, and identify what triggers us to react in emotionally harmful ways. As a former family therapist, current PCI Certified Parent Coach®, and educator who also struggled with these common parenting issues, as well as other challenges such as the death of my oldest daughter as a baby, I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I started parent coaching to help other parents become the mother or father that their child deserves and that we know you truly are. Contact me today for a free consultation, check out my book, or get free online parenting resources.
What Are the Benefits of Going Through the Parent Coaching Process?
- Get parenting success strategies to deal with anxious children
- Understand why your child behaves a certain way
- Discover your emotional triggers and how to parent with kindness
- Learn how to parent in the age of social media
- Get expert advice from a trained therapist and PCI Certified Parent Coach®
- Receive customized support and parent coaching sessions
Navigating the Complexity of Being a Parent
Did you ever find yourself wondering why your child was not sent home with a parenting manual for you at birth? Navigating the mysteriously complex maze called parenthood can be tough. It is crazy to think about all you have to go through just to get a driver’s license, a job, or a home. Yet, there are no requirements to prepare you to bring a child into this world. I don’t know about you, but before I had kids, I thought that parenting would come naturally — that I would have it down, no problem. Um … not exactly!
In today’s technologically advanced world, we can Google just about anything, including effective parenting strategies. The problem with this, however, is that when you begin researching (as you may have already discovered) you quickly find lots of conflicting advice, prescriptive “formulas,” and parenting techniques that are supposed to “cure” the current challenges that you are having with your child.
But how do you know which technique to try, or what advice to listen to? How are you supposed to do all of this while you are in an urgent struggle with your child and need parenting help now? The simple answer is, it’s nearly impossible to do this. That’s why working with a coach is such a powerful step to take to address the challenges in your family.
As a PCI Certified Parent Coach® and educator with years of experience working with parents and their foster, adopted, and biological children, I’d love to help you. I take a unique approach to parent coaching that understands that it is a dynamic, collaborative process between the parent and the coach.
The parent coaching program I have designed helps parents to begin to understand themselves and their relationship with their children on a much deeper, clearer level. By leveraging conscious parenting and kindness principles, I help parents end battles that we often have with our children around such things as homework, bedtime, chores, screen time, and other power struggles and challenging situations. My parent coaching process will help you learn more about kindness and discipline. It will dial in your parenting, health, career, relationships, time management, and more to reduce your stress.
Ultimately, my goal is to help you find balance, peace, joy, and satisfaction in your role as a parent. My unique parenting tips and strategies can help you to support your toddler through their tantrums without having a tantrum yourself, to relate better to your teen and with more joy, and to help your anxious child feel comfortable and confident, no matter their age.
During our sessions together, we will dig deep into the parent coaching elements here in a customized order that makes sense for you and your situation to help you connect deeper and get along better with your child — creating a more harmonious home and family.
Parent coaching for individuals or couples includes:
- A 10-session package plus additional sessions as needed
- Weekly or bi-weekly 60-minute sessions
- Additional resources shared as needed
- Unlimited email access
If you have read this far, you must be ready to end the battles and power struggles between you and your child as well as threatening, punishing, and yelling. You must be ready to feel peace and calm in your home rather than feeling stressed, miserable, and hopeless.
I invite you to schedule a free, 30-minute phone consultation. I will answer any questions you have about my parent coaching program, or how it can work for you and your family. You can check out my free parenting resources, my book on connecting with your children with kindness, and my podcasts and blogs on parenting teens, understanding child behavior and anxiety, and more!
Helping Parents Connect with Their Children
Here’s what parents are saying about working with Erin:
"When I began working with Erin, I was so stressed. Things were not going well in my family and I felt hopeless, like the vision I had for my family would never come true. But with time and Erin’s coaching, my family is now thriving, and I am becoming the parent I always wanted to be but didn’t know how."
– Brenda G.
"Wow is all I can say! I have two beautiful girls and I used to be so stressed as a mom. I did not even enjoy parenting and felt guilty about that fact every single day. My triggers were so many that I wanted Erin on speed dial! Erin helped me to get to the root of my triggers so that I could keep them out of my interactions with my girls, and she helped me to see them, really see them as the amazing individuals they both are. Now, our days are as pleasant as our interactions and I have Erin to thank for that."
– Hannah P.
"Erin has such a calm, peaceful demeanor. She put me at ease with every session we had together. I began to look forward to my weekly calls with her, not only because of all the wisdom she offered me, but because I felt better just talking to her."
– Kari T.
"I went through the parent coaching process with Erin, and I appreciated her willingness to listen and focus on what was important to me. She was helpful in bringing my attention (in subtle ways, while also allowing me to discover on my own) what I really needed to know about myself in order to progress toward what I thought was important. Erin helped me to make small changes in my daily habits which improved my relationships with my family members. Erin asked the right questions, which in turn resulted in important realizations: recognizing what my priorities are as well as helping me to identify patterns and underlying causes that then spurred me to set goals for myself.
There is an enormous gap between knowing and doing. Coaching is the key to bridging that gap. I had experienced much frustration with finding a way to help myself change what I knew needed to be changed. Coaching was the catalyst, and Erin was the change agent for me."
– Kristie C.
"Erin helped me create a calmer, more respectful home. She coached me to focus on the positive, which has improved our family relationships. I enjoyed planning with Erin how I was going to tackle the various issues that arose. I became more proactive as opposed to reactive and confrontational. Erin helped me feel capable, she encouraged me and helped me to feel like a good mom."
– Donna M.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Parent Coaching Process:
Things are really stressful in my home now. When can we get started?
After our initial phone consultation, we can schedule our first session at the first available time slot that works with your schedule.
What if I have to cancel a session?
Just give me 24 hours notice and we can easily reschedule.
Do we have regularly set times each week for our sessions?
Some of my clients prefer set times each week, and some prefer varying times. We can work with your unique schedule and needs.
How can I pay for my sessions?
I accept Paypal and credit card payments.
Would sessions involve my spouse or just me?
I am delighted when I get to work with both parents, but often I work only with the parent who contacts me.
What if I feel like I need more sessions after the initial 10?
During the 10th session, we can discuss if it would be beneficial for you to continue with additional sessions, at which point you can pay session by session.
What if I don't need 10 sessions?
It has been my experience that it takes ten sessions in order to create the deepest and most lasting transformation in your home. When we are finished working together, I want you to not only feel fully confident in your parenting, but to also have already begun experiencing the transformation in your home and with your child.
I'm ready to begin! What do I need to do?
Simply click here to book your free, 30-minute phone consultation or to schedule your first session if you don't have any other questions for me. I look forward to working with you!