Joshua is the most knowledgeable person we have met when it comes to parenting, coaching, child development, family dynamics etc. She has a clear and concise way help you meet your goals whether that is to have your child experience less tantrums or simply to help you figure out your own true parenting style…she is an asset in any home with any family experiencing repetitive challenges raising kids. And let’s be real, we all experience challenges. When you met her you will wish you reached out a year or two prior. She is amazing and effective at what she does. Magali B., Parent
I am excited to help you traverse your current challenge. Whether it is a time of happiness or sadness, frustration or inspiration, determination or fear, I can help you. My experience as a teacher, director, consultant, parent, and all-around optimist will help you uncover the many possibilities that have yet to be uncovered.
Are you dad-friendly?
Of course! I don’t mean that in a progressive, “I’m secretly trying to convert your husband to the opposite end of the spectrum” sort of way. I believe men provide invaluable gifts to their children through their own speech patterns, rhythms, and perspective. I find the role of Dad’s get undermined a bit by current practices. My goal is to elevate the intention and the approach while allowing fathers and mothers more clarity in day to day practices.
Have you worked with difficult/cranky/annoying/challenging children?
I am fiercely passionate about my work with children and families. I haven’t met a kid who has shocked me or stumped me. However you describe your child at their worst, I will most likely use the term “Spicy” and leave you with a wealth of strategies to “out spicy” your jalapeño!
Can you help me with a child who has a diagnosis, quirks or unusual habits?
While I cannot provide a diagnosis I can help develop parenting techniques to alleviate particular behaviors. If necessary I will help you seek greater support and provide strategic planning with the whole family in mind should specific therapies, testing or accommodations be needed.
Will I be a good match for your family and school?
Absolutely, I was a classroom teacher for many years as well as Mentor Teacher with many years of teacher training experience. I have worked in LAUSD to Progressive settings. I am well versed in RIE, Reggio, Constructivism as well as Common Core. I can help you understand, implement or create strategies which enhance your child’s school experience.
What is your range of experience?
My work experience includes collaborations with family makeups which include biological children, families by adoption, same-sex parents and blended families. I am keenly aware of twin dynamics and the nuances at play. Quirky children, highly gifted, twice exceptional, ADD, ADHD, and Nemaline Myopathy are just a few challenges and adventures I have had the honor of coaching.
Please don’t hesitate to call. I am here to guide families with challenges big or small.