Coaching for Parents
Parenting with Confidence
I am a resource for parents, but I won’t claim to be a psychologist or parenting expert. I am not. I’m a firm believer in getting expert advice on parenting questions, and that’s not my role. What I do is help parents create space to figure out what is right for your family. It’s a space of clarity, free of the million-and-one contradictory messages that we get daily about what we’re doing wrong. My parenting coaching will help you to become a confident parent who feels empowered to prioritize your family’s needs over outside expectations, while still taking your family’s impact on the broader world into consideration.
Confidence Comes with Clarity
My coaching clients come to me looking for space to explore questions of life/work balance, to clarify their values, and to develop the confidence they need to make clear parenting decisions. My parenting resources page shares some items that I’ve found helpful in my own parenting journey. They include an overview of different sleep strategies so you can choose the right one for you, as well as resources about talking with your children about race, consent, and other progressive-minded issues.
Beautifully Imperfect Parenting
A Space for Asserting your Beliefs about Parenting
You won’t agree with me on every parenting issue, and that’s perfect! I will create a space for you to discover your own values and make your own right decision for your family. Where we inevitably disagree, there is an opportunity to explore what exercising your own beliefs feels like for you. In this dynamic, you will discover strategies for productively approaching disagreement, criticism, or outright judgment out in the real world.
How does this fit with other kinds of coaching?
Many of my clients are confident leaders in their work lives who struggle with how to honor both their chosen work and the important work of raising a family. Many professionals experience deep anxiety and frustration as parents. I believe that there are many ways to be a good parent, and that each family figures out uniquely what works for them. I create space for my clients to focus and figure out what their families need in a non-judgmental space and with a sense of humor (that can even sometimes be dark).
Could you be a more confident parent? Schedule a parenting strategy session to find out.
Parenting Blog Posts
- Guest Blog – The new segregation: How can we have racial harmony when our kids go to segregated schools?
- Segregation and The Best San Francisco Schools You’ve Never Heard Of.
- But would you send your kids there…?
- What can a parenting coach do for me?
- Why do we have this d@mned school lottery anyway!?
- Going all in for me and my kids — an open conversation with my saboteur.
Parenting Coaching Testimonials
“My daughter is one of the most important people in my life – but she doesn’t give me deadlines like everything else does. A wake up call was realizing that it took me months to schedule a trip to the zoo with her! Talking with Julie helps me bring my priorities in focus and think creatively about all my possibilities. I appreciate Julie’s non-judgmental style and curiosity in helping me realize my priorities, while thinking realistically and creatively about how to make them real.” – Krista MacDonald