“Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding you child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, it you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.”The Water Giver
The journey of parenting can sometimes seem impossible, especially if your child doesn’t fit the definition of a “typical” child. It’s so hard to find support people who really understand what you are struggling with. I understand. I have lived this journey, and I have studied and practiced extensively to develop my expertise in guiding parents. I especially enjoy working with the parents of differently wired (ASD, ADHD, RAD, ODD, etc) and gender diverse (gay, transgender, non-binary or questioning) children and adolescents.
I teach the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions parenting method. This method believes kids (and parents) do well when they can, and focuses on helping parents identify their children’s lagging skills. This knowledge is then used to set appropriate expectations and teach children the skills they need to be successful.
Families come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, including foster families, biological families, adoptive families, families with 2 moms or 2 dads, single parent families, families with step children or shared custody, kinship or relative families, families formed by circumstance, families with trans* parents, families with 3 or more parents, and even more. I am happy to work with any shape and size of family, as long as they want to improve their parenting. To find out more about how I might be able to make parenting easier for you, check out my services provided page.