Quarantine and all things distance learning have made it tougher than ever to be a parent, but if you’re here, here’s what I know.
1. You’re not only up to the challenge, you’re more than qualified to handle what life is throwing at you and your kids (with a little help and guidance).
2. You are ready to show up as the parent that you want to be.
Your kids are on your last nerve, and you don’t know what to do.
You’re fighting with your kids. They are fighting with each other.
You’re fighting with your partner. You aren’t on the same page when it comes to how to deal with this behavior.
You’ve got so much guilt over not being the perfect parent, and you can’t help but ask yourself why you haven’t gotten this figured out yet. Why is it so hard?
If they would only just clean their rooms, stop fighting, get off their devices, and stop pushing the envelope that would be great, am I right?
And what is self care, even? Like, beyond grabbing a shower between moments of chaos?
You wish that parenting was more intuitive. You’ve read the parenting books, and you’re way over it.
You ask yourself: Am I being too hard on them? Am I expecting too much? Why don’t they just LISTEN?
Everything reaches a fever pitch, and you lose it. You didn’t want to yell, but you did. Now what?
In that moment of shame, you have to figure out how to bridge that gap and reconnect with your kids.
So what do you do?
We all want what’s best for our kids and to do right by them.
We want to raise humans we like. But we have so many questions because, let’s face it, kids don’t come with an instructional manual. And these times are anything but normal.
Here’s the good news. You don’t have to be a perfect parent. You just need to show up as their parent.
You can show up and be firm AND fair AND loving.
You can raise your kids together without your relationship becoming a war zone.
You can find your way back to your kids and after angry words and slamming doors.
And best of all? You can ditch the guilt and parent with confidence.
otherwise known as Dr. Amy. I’m a licensed psychologist, trainer, and consultant in Portland, Oregon. I am a keynote speaker, consultant, coach and mentor to families, healthcare leaders, teachers and businesses. I help parents and professionals create resilient children and thriving families through training about healing trauma and creating connected relationships.
I have a PhD in Counseling and Education, and I am a parenting expert with over 20 years of working with kids and families. My background allows me to help parents raise resilient kids they enjoy without losing their minds (or themselves!) in the process.
But most importantly? I’m a mom, and I’m going through all of the same things you are right now. That’s why I’ve created The Art of Imperfect Parenting.
In the Art of Imperfect Parenting, you get expert advice from a psychologist who understands what you’re going through so you can learn what discipline really means and how to implement it imperfectly through:
Being present and creating special time
Following through with boundaries & expectations
Becoming a loving hard-ass (more about this later)
Separate the behavior from the relationship with unconditional love
Find balance with your partner
Repair things after an angry outburst
Cultivate your village
Ask for help
Focus on the most important aspects of parenting vs. ALL THE THINGS
Communicate effectively without yelling
Balance connection with discipline
Implement consistent boundaries
Set realistic expectations for you and your children
The Art of Imperfect Parenting is what you need to get back to enjoying parenting and spending time with your family.
It’s not another parenting book to be tossed on the shelf.
You don’t need to book a babysitter.
You don’t have to sit through a big long lecture and get preached at.
You can learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home, in a bite sized way that doesn’t overwhelm. Let’s face it, you’re already overwhelmed. You don’t need your parenting education to make it worse.
It’s time to show up for yourself and your kids so you can parent without shame and feel good about the way you are present in their lives (and your own!)
You can do this and I can support you with the expert advice you need to change the way you parent, connect, love and thrive.
You can be the parent you want to be, and I can help.
Are you ready to take the next step and start loving parenting again? Sign up today!
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