Personalized Parent Coaching

Have you hit a rough spot in your parenting? Get help smoothing out the bumps, avoiding the potholes and turning it into a joyful journey!

  • Are you concerned about the direction your family is headed?

  • Does your home feel more chaotic then you'd like?

  • Do you disagree with your co-parent on the best approach with the kids?

  • Do you feel overworked and underappreciated as a parent?

  • Are the things you are doing to change your kids' behavior not working?

  • Do you find you need to yell at your kids in order to get them to listen?

  • Would you like to be more patient and loving with your children?

  • Do you want to have more fun together as a family?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, you are definitely in the right place.

How can parent coaching help?

Parent coaching helps families function better like sports coaching helps athletes improve. I provide an expert eye reviewing your interactions, suggesting ways that may work better and following up with you on the changes you are trying to make.

You are so close to the situation that it can be difficult to see how to change things for the better. It can also be challenging to find agreement with your co-parent on your approach. I provide a neutral lens for viewing your situation and seeing new possibilities.

If your home feels chaotic or disconnected, it can trigger undesirable behavior in both you and your kids. I help you figure out how to change the chaos into calm connection.

I provide compassionate, non-judgmental listening to guide you in identifying priorities and finding solutions. You’ll get in touch with your own parenting wisdom and let it shine through!

Can you just do this on your own? Probably, however the process of change is hard and it is much easier when you have support. I’ll help you become the parent you want to be. If you want to improve faster, then parent coaching is a good match.

Kathy Slattengren
Kathy Slattengren

How does the 6 Session Parent Transformation Program work?

The 6 Session Parent Transformation Program is designed to help quickly move you from where you are to where you want to be.

The process involves:

  • Understanding your current situation
  • Determining how you would ideally like your family to operate
  • Identifying what is and is not working
  • Setting goals and designing ways to reach those goals
  • Taking action to meet your goals
  • Monitoring the progress being made

parent coaching map
Develop Your Parenting Map
I walk with you through each step of the process. I will provide careful listening along with figuring out ideas for your next choices, actions and decisions. By the end of each 60 minute session, you will have a map to follow. Sessions can be scheduled every 1 - 4 weeks. You set the pace.

After each call, you will receive a follow-up email summarizing the discussion and action items. You will also have email question and answer support between sessions.

Getting Started with the 6 Session Parent Transformation Program

Begin by scheduling a complimentary Exploration Session. This is not a coaching session, but rather 30 minutes to explore your needs and the possibilities of working together. The purpose of this call is to determine if this program is the right fit for your goals. After that we’ll schedule your initial sessions and get you started with some preliminary work.

The 6 Session Parent Transformation Program is $1200. If you live in the Seattle area and would like to meet in person, there is a travel fee based on the distance from UW Bothell: 0 - 9 miles = $25, 10 - 19 miles = $50, 20 - 29 = $75, 30 - 39 = $100

How does the single Catalyst Consultation session work?

The one-time Catalyst Consultation is perfect if you have a specific parenting issue you'd like help gaining clarity around. You will leave the session with ideas for moving in a positive parenting direction.

You can book your session by completing the form below. Once you do you will receive an email to schedule your session, a PayPal invoice and a download of preliminary questions that you can return to me before our appointment.

Prior to your session, I will review your answers and gather any resources I feel will benefit you. We’ll connect via phone, Skype or Zoom to focus on your needs and how to meet them. You’ll receive an email summary of our call within a day along with any links or resources.

A 90 minute Catalyst Consultation is $250.

My Background as a Personal Parenting Coach

I'm dedicated to guiding you in becoming your best as a parent. I've helped thousands of parents from across the United States to Australia through my online parenting classes, presentations and coaching.  When your kids’ behavior is really pushing your buttons, I help you discover ways to set effective limits, invite cooperation and have a lot more fun together!

I have a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in instructional design and counseling from the University of Washington. I've learned a lot about parenting while raising my own two children and working with other parents. I draw on the wisdom of world-class researchers and parent educators. My joy comes from helping parents discover ways to respond to their children that are ultimately helpful, not hurtful.

Unlike psychotherapy, I do not provide diagnoses of mental health, psychological or biopsychosocial assessments, or prescribe any medications. All the information you share is confidential and will not be shared unless required by law.

How can I schedule a coaching session?

Please email us or call 425-770-1629.