Welcome to Positive Path Coaching!
Hello! I'm Mary Upham, Parent Educator and PCI Certified Parent Coach®. My mission is to support parents in creating a more joyful family life, to encourage them to grow deep bonds with their children, and to share information on how to give kids an optimal start. That's the sweet side. I also sit with parents in times of desperation and questioning, listen while they tell their stories about the crazy things that kids do (and I tell some of my own), and commiserate when clients tearfully admit that they are not the parent they want to be. We've all been there at one time or another.
Do you yell at your kids and then regret it? Are you trying to be a good parent but feeling overwhelmed? Would you like to parent differently than your own parents but don't have a good role model? A parent coach is someone to confide in and ask for guidance, who will not judge or shame, but offer understanding, new tools, and encouragement. Parent coaching will support you to grow into the parent you want to be. It helps you visualize your ideal family life and then create the steps to get there.
Parenting today is no easy task. Get information, inspiration, and new possibilities that can make daily life so much easier. Be the parent you dream of being!