I'm a mom of 3, a social worker, and a woman writing a dissertation on mindful parenting. I offer a balanced perspective to help parents feel more calm, confident, and connected.
You can feel less overwhelmed and anxious. Parenting can feel easier. And you can have more fun!
You might be ready for my coaching programs if you:
Struggle to manage toddler tantrums
Can’t deal with all the defiance
Want to develop deeper connection with your child
Are trying to stop yelling so much
Feel angry all the time and aren't sure why
Clients I've worked with in the past are academics, lawyers, and high-level professionals who are used to a certain level of success in their careers - and in life. They feel successful at many things - but all of a sudden, parenting isn't one of them.
Parenting does not involve easy-to-measure achievements like performance evaluations, peer-reviewed publications, or promotions. You do not receive accolades or a pay raise if you do it well. Most of the time, no matter how successful you are in your career, you feel like a failure at parenting.
I hear you. I have been there.
Sometimes going to work feels easier than walking into the unpredictable world of family life, complete with its irrational, emotional landmines (I wanted the blue sippy cup!!) and unexpected insults (I hate you, Mommy!)
I'm here to tell you: it is not your fault.
I have worked with so many parents who were accustomed to succeeding at the things they set their mind to (getting good grades, getting a graduate degree, landing that dream job), but the defiance, tantrums, and constant power struggles of toddlerhood threw them for a loop.
Stop reacting and start responding.
"Katherine was never judgmental about parenting mistakes but instead was open and honest about the fact that we ALL have our moments and that mistakes will happen but how we move forward is what matters."
"[Katherine] really helped me step back and see how I can make small changes in my daily interactions with my child to reduce behaviors. I honestly have not had to “manage” any behaviors this week! Since I have been more mindful, playful and laid back my son has been a cheerful, agreeable bundle of joy!!"