Mothering is no easy task, and it is true that some children are just more challenging than others. There is no need to go it alone. The parenting support services I offer are aimed to help mothers feel more calm, effective, and in control in relation to their children. I draw on my knowledge of child development and parenting strategies to help mothers contend with the different challenges that can accompany each stage of child development, whether that involves toddler tantrums, battles over screen time or social media usage, or trouble in the home or at school.
I have a special interest in helping mothers who have given birth to “high needs” children or children with special needs, including those who have been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, selective mutism, Tourette’s, Down’s syndrome, or other genetic disorders. Often these mothers feel as though they have suddenly woken up in a foreign country that they did not intend to travel to, where the native language and culture feels completely unknown. In these cases, I try to be a tour guide of sorts as I help acclimate these mothers to the life that has often been suddenly thrust upon them. I also have experience petitioning school districts for support services and can help provide guidance when working with a school to try to establish a 504 or an IEP for a child.