WELCOME TO PASSIONATE PARENT COACHING
Are you a parent struggling with how to handle your children while dealing with COVID-19? Are you searching for new ideas to get your children to listen and behave? If so, you have come to the right place. I offer individualized coaching or a four-week class all online. When meeting in-person becomes realistic again, a local workshop is also offered monthly for those who are in the Salem, Oregon area.
Is stress, frustration, overwhelm, shame, exhaustion or guilt the reason you are looking for support? If so, you are not alone. These feelings often stem from the effort you have put into changing your children’s behavior and not being successful. Other factors come from our current living conditions dealing with the virus. With children being home more than ever and parents attempting to work from home or having lost employment, those feelings are likely to have grown exponentially. I understand and have ideas to help.
Curious about what types of situations people have sought support for? There are many. Some parents need to find ways to have their kids get along better and adhere to family rules and boundaries. Others are looking for more respect in their homes and better communication skills. There are also clients who feel very worried about their children because they seem anxious or depressed and do not know how to help them. Whether it is how to handle tantrums from your toddler, sibling rivalry from your elementary aged children, or technology boundaries for your older kids, Passionate Parent Coaching can support and teach you new ways of interacting with your children to create more cooperation and less stress in your home.
Certified Parenting Coach,
MA in Counseling
Certified Parenting Coach,
MA in Counseling
As a mom of three amazing teenagers I believe parenting is the most important job in the world. I have always been drawn to helping others and have worked in both the Mental Health and Education fields for over twenty years. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling and am a Certified Parenting Coach through the JAI Institute for Parenting.
Having had my own struggles as a parent I chose to also use a parenting coach to help me find ways to solve conflicts and connect more deeply with my children. Through this connection with my kids, we work through any challenges that arise. Most importantly, I have learned to acknowledge and honor what I feel, need and believe as a person. Doing this has empowered me to become a more confident, skilled and loving parent.
Working with me you will learn to consciously choose how to respond to your children when they are difficult for you, instead of reacting. You will become your child’s emotional coach assisting them as they navigate through all the feelings that come with being a child. This is accomplished partly by shifting how you interpret challenging behaviors and viewing them as a sign that your child has an unmet need. The result is a stronger connection with your kids, which will invite natural cooperation and harmony within your family. In addition, you will begin to feel more balanced and joyful as a new and improved version of yourself. To learn more, please contact me, it would be my privilege to serve you.
This program has been amazing for my family! My daughter and I have struggled for years (she’s 20 now) and after the coaching I am better able to talk and not be triggered by her. We had an amazing break through in our relationship and have not argued for the last 2 1/2 months. We have real conversations for the first time in a very long time. This program also has helped with my relationship with my boyfriend as well as my 3 year old grandson. I feel so blessed! Tami was able to guide me through all the steps even when I really didn’t want to or know how to. She is very good at asking the right questions!
– Mom and grandma
I highly recommend taking this parent coaching program with Tami. In each session I felt understood and loved, never judged. She provides a truly safe space to share your thoughts and feelings, a difficult thing at times for many parents who are struggling and feeling discouraged or embarrassed by their own behaviors. The program is both energizing and challenging, with a wealth of resources to return to anytime you need a reminder or extra support. Thank you, Tami, for bringing this program to parents!
– Stepmom of a 14-year old daughter
We found Tami when our seven-year-old's big emotions got too big and volatile for us to handle. She immediately put us at ease with her warmth, but also let us know there would be hard work ahead. Through the months that we worked together she prodded and challenged, but also knew when to let up, share her own experiences, laugh and empathize. We would heartily recommend Tami to anyone who wants to become more self-aware and empathetic -- to be a better parent, but also a better human.
– Mom & Dad of 7-year old twins