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Courage, Vulnerability and Parenting...

Courage, Vulnerability and Parenting...

Oct 18, 2017
"You don't understand." "What is it? What's wrong?" Terry’s 14-year-old son, Andre, is refusing to go to school. Terry is frantic with worry and frustration. "I've tried everything. Screaming, threatening,…
Parenting is about Feeling Gold

Parenting is about Feeling Gold

Oct 10, 2017
Justine and her boys burrow together on the sofa watching Pirates of the Caribbean. When she stands, Jacob whines and Justine feels a flash of annoyance. Immediately she sits down, telling herself a “good…
Boots-on-The-Ground Parenting

Boots-on-The-Ground Parenting

Oct 02, 2017
Parenting is such boots-on-the-ground work. There’s just no way around what needs to get done each day. Yet you keep showing up. You have to. As the saying goes, what doesn’t break you makes you stronger.  But…
Noticing Busyness

Noticing Busyness

Jul 19, 2017
Last night in the parent group, we talked about Busyness being a guard. It got me thinking about pond skaters, the water bug that glides, skips and skates on pond surfaces. Busyness is like pond skating.…
Noticing People Talking

Noticing People Talking

Mar 20, 2017
Overhearing snatches of conversation I look up and see two men talking at a nearby table. I guess they're new acquaintances. Two women embrace by the window. “You look great" one says to the other. They…
Auto-Parenting is Throwing Life Away

Auto-Parenting is Throwing Life Away

Dec 05, 2016
Auto-parenting is hugely threatening to the parent-child relationship. When we parent unconsciously, we turn off our power to engage with our child and with our self. Did you know more than 40% of everyday…
In a Near Perfect World

In a Near Perfect World

Dec 05, 2016
In a near perfect world we would be family. We would not hate or fear, or intentionally hurt one another. We would feel safe in our towns, homes, schools and skin. There would be no denunciation or blocking…
Checking in With Ourselves – An Excellent Parent Practice

Checking in With Ourselves – An Excellent Parent Practice

Nov 30, 2016
No matter what’s happening with my child, it always comes back to what’s happening inside me first. When we ask ourselves What am I feeling?  What am I thinking?  What am I doing? in the split second…
Trump and Anger – Now What?

Trump and Anger – Now What?

Nov 14, 2016
We’re a country up in arms. I saw a truly unfortunate image on Facebook this morning – a woman defecating on a Trump poster in Times Square. My father once told me we are what we read and who we choose…
Ingredients to Parent Leadership

Ingredients to Parent Leadership

Jul 07, 2016
What are the ingredients that create those special, humming, effortlessly connected moments with your child? You know you feel happy, calm and connected but what else is going on? Here is a list of ingredients…

What Parents Are Saying

"At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I often credit Kimberly with saving our lives – at the very least, she’s provided us with support that has dramatically changed our lives. Kimberly asks hard questions, and holds my feet to the fire. She has a gift for asking the right questions, and coming up with strategies that are manageable, comprehensible and always on target. I can’t say enough about her skills and talents. I would highly recommend her to any struggling family."
- Single mother of two adopted boys (ages 9 &13)
"Kimberly has been a God-send to me. She always gets where I’m coming from and supports me while giving me guidance, tools and hope. She has a clear, incisive, on-target vision of parenting and individual growth. She has repeatedly helped me come out of murky confusion into clarity, out of anxiety, fear and worry into feeling empowered, and out of goofing up into acting wisely."
- Single mother of an 18 year-old
"Kimberly’s approach is to focus on the parent first. She knows that to really tackle these situations the parent must see how their own issues are affecting the parent/child relationship. Her approach is caring, no-nonsense and action oriented. I would definitely recommend her."
- Single father of three (ages 9, 9, 12)
"I wanted to take just a minute to write a quick thank you for your services as a parent coach on behalf of myself and my wife. Although we have only worked together a few short months as we prepare for the birth of our third child, you have been nothing short of amazing. We sometimes wonder how we managed as parents before we met you! We feel more confident and calm as we parent our kids together. We look forward to continuing our work together and would and do highly recommend you to all parents, looking to be the parents they want to be an the parents their kids need them to be!"
- Father of two (ages 3 & 5)
"I worked with Kimberly recently for some parent coaching in resolving issues with my teenager. She is superb at finding the right balance of coaching, guidance and providing practical tools. She is insightful and encouraging but also knows when to provide the necessary push me to look deeper at my reactions to given situations. She advocates using curiosity to manage difficult situations, and has equipped me with tools that I am using every day. I will continue working with Kimberly going forward so that I can “be the parent that my child needs me to be” (as Kimberly is fond of saying!) I strongly urge any parent to work with Kimberly, especially when a parent is confronted with recurring challenging interaction with your child."
- Mother and stepmother of four teenagers