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.

 

We've all been there. Our kids are having big feelings, and no matter how much we try to reason with them, they just won't calm down.We start to feel exasperated and notice our patience melting away.In those moments, our kids aren't responding logically because they can't. The reasoning part of their brain isn't on. It's the primitive, 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, part of the brain that is running the show.So instead using logic to reason with them and calm them down, use compassion and empathy. 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁.You can do this by expressing empathy through your words and showing love and support through non-verbal communication.Think about the last time your child was having big feelings. How could you have used love instead of logic? ... See MoreSee Less
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We are almost halfway into the month of January and it's temping to keep going and moving forward.But there is much to gain from pausing and learning from 2021. This helps us in 𝘯𝘰𝘵 making the same mistakes and also having 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 of what we loved and wanted from that year.- What is one thing that you want to leave behind in 2021? Why? What can you do to support yourself in doing that? How can you treat yourself with loving kindness as you do so?- What is one thing that you want more of in 2022? Why? How did you make that happen in 2021? How can you continue to make it happen this year?Send me a message for my guidance as you reflect on 2021. For the month of January, I am offering a free year-end session, so that you can leave 2021 with grace and compassion and prepare yourself for a successful 2022, however YOU define that to be! ... See MoreSee Less
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At the end of every year, I reflect on the year that passed and decide how I want to feel the coming year. I learn from and appreciate everything that has happened and also look toward the new year with pleasure and anticipation.Powerful, love and joy are the three feelings I decided that I want to feel the most this year. I've put the thoughts that will help me intentionally feel these emotions underneath.I used to think that my emotions are something that just happen - I don't have any control over how I feel. While a part of this is true, what's also true is that our thoughts control our feelings. When we change our thoughts, we change our feelings.I had the pleasure of taking care of my four-month nephew over the holidays. There was a moment where he was crying and having a hard time falling asleep. I noticed myself starting to feel stressed - then I remembered that I want to feel more joy in 2022. This simple thought allowed me to shift into being more present and connecting with him. "He will never be this small again, and I am so lucky to be with him now." He must have noticed the shift in my energy, because he then relaxed and fell asleep!I'd love to hear from you! How do you want to feel in 2022? Who do you want to be?If you'd like to do a 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 end-of-the-year assessment with me, send me a message! I'll guide you in reviewing 2021 with kindess and compassion so you can live 2022 with confidence and joy. ... 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.

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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

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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.