Welcome to Imperfect Families!
Hi! Thank you for stopping by. I’m Nicole Schwarz, MA, LMFT, Parent Coach and owner of Imperfect Families.com.
I am married and have 3 daughters. I don’t write much about my family on the blog…having 3 girls helps them stay anonymous…but I definitely share bits and pieces of my own parenting struggles and successes along with practical, applicable tips to help you be a positive parent to your kids.
The posts you find here are also influenced by my background as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Over the years, my practice focused primarily on helping grade-school age children who struggle with anxiety, anger, perfectionism and low self-esteem.
If you’re looking for something specific, here is a place to start:
- sibling rivalry
- being a good-enough mom
- making mistakes
- being ok with being imperfect.
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My hope is that you will feel encouraged and supported when you read this blog. I have a “take what is helpful and leave the rest” philosophy. Some things on this blog will resonate with you (I hope!), others won’t. If you find something helpful, I hope you comment and share your experiences.
Our kids are different, our stories are different. But parenting is hard! Let’s stick together.
Feel free to comment and say hi! (or send me and email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you for reading!
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