Who are you?
I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt and daughter. I have two boys aged 6 and 8 years who keep me very busy!
So, what is it that you do?
I help parents solve sleep issues and behavioural struggles using positive parenting solutions. Through support, guidance and commitment we decrease the struggle and increase the joy!
What are your credentials?
I have my masters in early childhood education and was a teacher in the United States before moving to Canada. I am trained in both Positive Discipline and Positive Parenting Solutions. My general parenting philosophy is based on Adlerian Psychology, which focuses on respect for kids and treating them as equals. I have been working with kids and parents for over 15 years.
How does the process work?
I meet with parents face-to-face, via phone, or skype to get the process started. Within the hour consult you will have a plan to get you off and running! You can see me or use me as much as you feel you need. Hourly rates or packages are available to fit your personal and financial needs.
Why do people need a parent consultant?
If you feel like you are constantly yelling, nagging and reminding your kids or if you feel like each day is a battle and tug-a-war with your kids then some parent consulting may be just what you need to break the cycle. Parenting doesn’t have to be that tough! I will tailor a plan for you to follow and offer support and guidance along the way. With simple, easy to implement parenting solutions that truly work!
How do I know if I need a parent coach/consultant?
If parenting has become frustrating and stressful. If you no longer feel joy and you dread the moments when tantrums, power struggles, bedtime issues and more arise, as you feel you are lacking tools to properly deal. If you need effective strategies and solutions that truly work to eliminate the negative behaviours long-term and don’t just stop them for the moment.
What sleep methods do you use to teach babies/kids to sleep?
I don’t feel there is one method that solely works for anything parenting from sleep onward. Everything needs to be tailored to meet the comfort level of the families and the needs of the child. It’s important for me to work directly with parents to help ensure that I create a tailored sleep plan that will meet their needs and still offer success for the child. Please don’t think that “sleep training” means leaving your child to cry alone for hours on end. That doesn’t have to be the case!
What aged kids do you typically work with?
From birth through early teenage years. As strange as it may sound parenting tools can be used for all ages with minor tweaks to make them age appropriate. ALL kids are looking for positive attention, discipline and guidance!
Do you only work locally?
NO! I work with families all around the globe, as with today’s technology of skype, facetime etc. there is no reason to meet in person. I am here to teach you how to use the parenting tools and YOU are going to put them in action. You are going to be empowered and have success. Not enabled by me doing the job for you!
I hope I get the opportunity to help you find peace of mind with a more positive parenting experience, where you find and cherish the joy of your kids! Not to mention getting some solid sleep along the way!