Parent coaching is completely judgement-free, confidential support to help you parent at your best -- even when things are at their worst.
Hi! I’m Nicole Schwarz, Parent Coach, Licensed Therapist, and Author of the book, It Starts With You.
My parenting philosophy is influenced by the work of others who encourage the use of positive/gentle/respectful parenting strategies.
Recent parenting research shows that treating kids with respect and kindness, connecting with them on an emotional level, and managing our own stress and anger can create positive changes in a child’s brain.
The results? Fewer meltdowns, better problem-solving skills, higher emotional intelligence, and a (generally) more peaceful home.
If you're tired of repeating yourself a thousand times a day...
If you've tried timeouts, bribes, and threats to get your children to behave, but nothing works...
If you're not sure what to do next, and you constantly worry that it's only going to get worse...
If it feels like a never-ending struggle...
If you're ready for an outside perspective; someone to talk to instead of relying on Google searches and advice from family...
Then you're in the right place!
No one is expecting perfection here. But, if you’re willing to examine your parenting, find encouragement, or try something new, this is the place for you.
About Parent Coaching
The curriculum for Parent Coaching is based on my book, It Starts With You. Reading the book is not required, but it will help you go deeper into the topics we discuss each week. You can learn more and purchase the book here.
A positive, practical approach to parenting
Life-changing benefits for the whole family
Why Choose Parent Coaching?
A peaceful home is possible.
You don’t have to hope that “someday” things will magically improve on their own or panic that you’ve waited too long. If you’re ready to do the work, you can start heading in a new direction today. Respectful parenting strategies build strong relationships with your kids and help you respond with confidence - even when things are challenging.
Discover the blind spots in your parenting goals.
If you knew how to create change in your family, you would do it! Even if you’ve read tons of parenting books and tried every suggestion, sometimes it takes a personal connection to help you identify your triggers, work through the options, and make your parenting hopes and dreams a reality.
Receive professional support and encouragement from someone who's been there.
I am a mom to 3 kids, so I know chaos. I also know how it feels to parent through aggression, anxiety, sibling rivalry, and meltdowns. Like you, I love my kids fiercely, but also experience times of frustration, confusion, isolation, and worry. We are all imperfect parents!
Parent Coaching Options
1:1 Parent Coaching Package
- 4 sessions, $900
- Sessions are every other week
- Each session is 1-hour in length
- We meet "face-to-face" online using Zoom
- Unlimited email or Voxer support for 8 weeks
- *Initial "Get To Know Me" Session is required
- 6 sessions, $400
- Weekly sessions
- Each session is 1.5 hours in length
- Limited to 6 families per 6-week session
- We will meet "face-to-face" online using Zoom
- Unlimited email or Voxer support for 6 weeks