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On the Road With Parenting You

On the Road With Parenting You

Dec 06, 2017
  Kevin and I left Vermont a few days before Thanksgiving and are making our way through the South in our Teardrop trailer. Our destination is Point Reyes, California by December 22, where our family…
How Has Being a Parent Helped You Grow?

How Has Being a Parent Helped You Grow?

Nov 27, 2017
  When I was little, I ran away and hid in our neighbor's damp, dark window well. From my underground perch, I could see my house and watch for my mother who would eventually walk down the driveway calling…
A Screens Family Meeting the Parenting You Way 

A Screens Family Meeting the Parenting You Way 

Nov 22, 2017
  The issue is screens. What to do? Time to call a family meeting. Focus on Connection. Listen and be open to learning something new. Keep it simple. Don't stack. Less is more. The goal is to keep the…
Parenting From Frustration  - Making a U-turn

Parenting From Frustration  - Making a U-turn

Nov 14, 2017
(fictionalized coaching session) Andrew’s frustration at his children has a storyline. When asked what Frustration is thinking? Andrew answers, “It seems I can only get them to do what I want when I'm…
There's No Place Like Home - But How Do We Get There?

There's No Place Like Home - But How Do We Get There?

Nov 08, 2017
  Patty is a single mom of 5-year-old Sammy. Every day after picking Sammy up from her after-school program, Patty feels tense. It begins as a low rumble in her belly. It’s caused by Sammy not listening…
When All Hell Breaks Loose - Emailing with a Parent

When All Hell Breaks Loose - Emailing with a Parent

Oct 31, 2017
  Hi Kimberly, We really enjoyed the parenting workshop last weekend. We tried the family meeting and are more aware of our reactivity and emotions. We realized we ask things of our kids that we’re…
What Parenting is Really About - a short surprising list

What Parenting is Really About - a short surprising list

Oct 23, 2017
  Last Saturday 18 fearless parents gave up their Saturday morning to talk about the power, potential and problem when parenting from reactivity.  Here are my takeaways from the first Parenting You workshop Parenting…
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…

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"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. "
- Single mother of two adopted boys (ages 9 &13)
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- Single father of three (ages 9, 9 & 12)
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- Mother and stepmother of four teenagers