Parenting is hard, in part because children are wonderfully dynamic human beings, and in part because there really is no one right way to do things.

As a parent coach, my goal is to help you navigate the challenges of raising children in a way that is based in early childhood development research, but feels authentic, approachable, and tailored to your family.

 
 

 

Early Childhood Research Meets...

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As someone who has been teaching for 10 years in a variety of private and public schools, and as a Montessori teacher deeply interested in early childhood education research, I can share the latest in terms of what's developmentally appropriate for kids of different ages, and what strategies are being used in a variety of settings to meet children where they are.

Real World Learnings...

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That said, as someone who is a parent of 4 children under 5 (including twin infants), I know first hand that no amount of research findings can prepare you for the bewildering world of parenting.  I can share concrete and easy to remember methods for interacting with your children in ways that feel supportive, convincing, and effective.

 

 
Every night before I get my one hour of sleep, I have the same thought: ‘Well, that’s a wrap on another day of acting like I know what I’m doing.’ I wish I were exaggerating, but I’m not. Most of the time, I feel entirely unqualified to be a parent. I call these times being awake.
- Jim Gaffigan