Have you ever felt like you're the only parent dealing with <fill in the blank>? That "blank" can be a pretty big list, can't it? From eating, biting and potty training issues for toddlers to whining and the start of homework or screen time battles for elementary kids. When middle and high school kicks in anxiety, disrespect, lack of communication, unhealthy behaviors like drugs, lying, stealing and porn can creep in as well. Ugh! How about a kid who pulls the fire alarm at school? What friend can you talk to about that? Or you are from a different country and your kid is trying to fit into high school behaviors that just are so against your culture you feel completely isolated?
So many parenting issues hit us right in the gut and have such social stigma attached that we feel there's no one to reach out to. Our own parents and friends can be harsh judges sometimes, can't they?
I want to offer hope to all of you! In the spirit of a new year and a new decade please feel free to reach out to me and get whatever help you need! Here are a few ways:
1 - EMAILING - It's FREE!
I usually respond to email issues within a day or two. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2- PHONE CONSULTS - It can be free or paid
When an email issue gets complicated sometimes I just choose to work with the parents on the phone since it's simpler. However, sometimes folks just want a coaching session and can't come in person so we set up a paid coaching session.
3 - COACHING - In Person
I have a private office at my home in Los Gatos where I offer one hour coaching sessions. I love to meet people in person if at all possible. My rate is $50/hour. However, most of you know that I help parents no matter what so if there are financial barriers I'm happy to work around them.
Bottomline: Don't be lonely and suffer needlessly! I really, really mean it when I say I want to help. It's tough out there and I want each and every one of you to have as many joyous moments in your parenting walk as you can. Know that you are not alone!