Helping you enjoy parenting MORE

Want to improve your parenting communication skills?

One way we can enjoy parenting more is by using constructive communication skills. When we use these skills with our children, we encourage their cooperation, so that they feel more connected to us. We become part of the same team – instead of two fighters battling to win.

I’ve noticed that parents may know what they want to do, but then have difficulty putting it into practice. This why I’ve created the Core Communication Skills Workbook.

This simple and practical workbook gives you four skills to focus on. Each skill has two activities: one to practice the theory and another one to apply it your family. Because the best way to learn something is by doing it!

Enter your name and email address for your FREE copy of the Core Communication Skills Workbook.

 

Green sketching by the beach.What do you do just for you?As parents, our time is easily used up by the demands of childcare, home care and work. There are many things we want to do but think we don't have the time to do.The ironic thing is, when we make the time to do things just for us, we find ourselves with more time (and mental energy!) to do things for others.One of the ways I help parents enjoy parenting more is by guiding them to realize what are the things that bring them joy in their lives and then carve out the time to actually do them!For me, joy is green sketching, reading a good book, eating delicious food, lighting a candle, observing my family and feeling the love I have for them.What is it for you?If you'd like clarity on what brings you joy and accountability on feeling more joy in your life, then let's work together. Send me a message to schedule a free consult to fund out how.#concarinodenise #greensketching #joyfulparenting #consciousparenting #respectfulparenting ... See MoreSee Less
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"When I get angry at a child, I hurl values instead of insults."Another goodie from Haim Ginott!In this less than two-minute video, Haim Ginott gives examples of using the word "I" instead of "you" when are children do something we don't like!He also gives us full permission to unleash our full vocabulary on our children!What's your takeway after watching this video?For me, it's to be even more mindful of how I describe my emotions to mg kids and to be even more specific when describing how I feel.#concarinodenise #haimginott #howtotalksokidswilllisten #respectfulparenting #consciousparenting #funnyparentingadvice ... See MoreSee Less
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I love this video of Haim Ginott where he clearly shows just how the way we speak to children can be so different when we speak to adults, even though the behavior is the same!A lot of times, we don't realize how the way we speak to our children can harm our relationship with them and the way they see themselves.The next time you notice yourself feeling angry, annoyed or frustrated, take the time to really listen to your words. Would you say the same thing to your partner? Would you want someone to say that to you?If the answer is no, then why are you saying it to your child?This is not about blaming ourselves and feeling guilty about how we're "ruining" our children.#concarinodenise #haimginott #howtotalksokidswilllisten #respectfulparenting #consciousparenting #funnyparentingadvice It's about observing the way we are with our children and reflecting on if that's who we want to be with them and if it's what we want for our family.If it is, congratulations!If it's not, that's okay. We're all doing our best. Parenting is hard! With love and compassion, we can become the parent we want to be - and the parent our children need us to be.If you'd like to learn how I can help you do just that, send me a message to schedule a free consult. You will envision how your family will change when you step into being the best version of yourself regardless of what's going on around you.I can't wait to hear from you! ... See MoreSee Less
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What I Do

I work with parents who would like to improve their communication with their children and enjoy spending time with them more.

Take BAck Your TIME

In this time-management workshop focused on self-care for moms, get clear on how you take care of yourself, how to live your values and how to make it happen within the life you already have.

Parenting Support

Learn and practice constructive communication skills when you need them, as well as receive ongoing support to make parenting easier for you.

Find solutions that work for everyone

Immensely change your relationship with your child

Be calm and confident in who you are as a parent

Know more positive ways to approach challenging behavior

Who i am

When my daughter was born and she was placed in my arms, one of the first thoughts that came to me was, “What do I do now?!”

Luckily, I have a clear idea of the type of parent that I want to be. While I still have my doubts (because what parent doesn’t?), I know deep down that what I’m doing is aligned with what I want for myself, for my children and for our relationship.

As a parenting coach, I help you do the same. I guide you into finding the confidence within you to be the parent you want to be.

denise suarez

What people are saying

We conducted our session with Denise as a family and it was very insightful. She was able to open up our eyes to both similarities and differences we had within our unit that we were not aware of. By the end of the session we were able to productively come up with common values we can now implement as a family.
Miko D
Father of 1 under 1
Problem Solving workshop with Denise. It was informative, practical and thought provoking. Denise’s style is great, she’s so open, non judgemental, good at listening and asking questions that really helped me to understand myself better and connect with the content she shared. She is a real expert in her field and I instantly applied what I learned in the workshop and I’ve already seen some positive changes in my son and our communication. Huge thanks Denise!
Katie C
Mother of 2 under 2
To my surprise, Denise's "How to talk" workshop had a much bigger impact than I expected. I can honestly say it changed my relationship with my 2 year old toddler immensely. The course is incredibly hands on and gives clear and practical examples. It reinforced the theory I already knew and I finally found a way to actually apply it to my family. Denise's calm and warm way of leading the course gave me the support I needed. I just had my second child and was learning how to deal with both kids.
Laura V
Mother of 2 under 2
Denise is so passionate about positive parenting. She is a great group facilitator, creating a comfortable and dynamic environment. She’s good at walking through problem solving steps to find what solutions work best for everyone. A very practical, applicable course.
Jessica H
Mother of 2 under 5
Our sessions with Denise helped us to come to a mutual understanding of the foundation from which we choose to raise our family. we got clear on our family goals and our family values. Having this clear helps navigate the difficult moments that having two kids under two can bring up. I notice myself daily come back to our family values and this helps me stay grounded and communicate clearly with the kids. I have also found the process improved our relationship as Denise was so good at holding space for us to have conversations we wouldn’t normally have as a couple.
Stuart M
Father of 2 under 2
So far I have had at least six 1:1 parenting coaching sessions with Denise and she is a brilliant listener. She has been coaching me to think beyond of my own world and inspire me to look for better way and approach to teach my daughter. After her advice, I am no longer to dig into a rabbit hole to find solutions because I realize that it wasn’t a positive parenting method. I guess I was applying the old traditional way like most of parents and thought that it was right. She also makes me think what value I want to give my daughter in 20 years time.
Edith C
Mother of a 4 year old

Feel free to reach out

Send me a message here or ask for a free discovery session where I help you gain clarity on what you want for your family.