Raising children can be hard!  My goal is to help you navigate the challenges of raising children in a way that is research-based, but not clinical. My hope is that we can talk in a “real,” authentic way to help you raise kind, confident, capable, and happy humans. No small task, right?

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Intro to Positive Discipline

Wednesday June 26th 6:30-8:00pm @ University Montessori School

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Early Childhood Research Meets...


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...


That said, as the mother of four young children (including twin toddlers!), I know first hand that no amount of research can prepare you for the bewildering world of parenting.  I can share concrete, effective tools to help you trade yelling and power struggles for cooperation and connection.



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