Maintaining Connection Over The Holidays

Parenting is 80% connection and 20% coaching. When I begin my Peaceful Parenting 101 classes with that statement, which was first shared with me by my mentor Dr. Laura Markham, I see a lot of confused looks back at me. Sometimes we all forget that beneath all of our daily ups and downs, parenting is simply a relationship between an adult and a child. When you break it down to that – a relationship – then it makes sense that it is about connection. If I suggested during class that the basis of your partnership with your spouse or yourContinue Reading…

Welcome

I’m Lisa. You can read more about me here. I am a Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach. You can read more about coaching here. I work with parents to help them become the parents they want to be – more peaceful, patient, and connected with their children. I also teach workshops both locally in San Diego, California and online about Peaceful Parenting, for upcoming classes take a look at the event calendar here. In this blog I will be sharing different ideas about parenting: some old, some new, some traditional, and some that might take you a moment to wrap your headContinue Reading…

How Do We Meet Our Children Where They’re At?

One of the first things they teach you when you become a social worker is to “meet the client where they’re at.” That is one of the hardest lessons you learn because many times your client is not in a pretty “place” and they are often quite comfortable there. Learning to meet them there takes a lot of patience and many deep breaths. Before I became a parenting coach, I worked as a hospice social worker. Meeting those patients where they are has led to some of the most challenging moments of my career because sometimes adults make poor choicesContinue Reading…