Shelly is an enthusiastic and experienced resource for families with children. She is sensitive and respectful, providing both theoretical and situational knowledge to address the needs of her clients. She presents a wealth of parenting concepts in a friendly and supportive fashion with lots of real life examples that make it easy to turn concepts into action. She works well in individual and group settings and has empowered our family by expanding our toolbox of options and solutions.
Shelly is my #1 go-to person when I am struggling as a parent. Her kind & generous listening, combined with a wealth (and years) of experience & training with all ages & in various styles make her suggestions down-to-earth & practical. That she is a parent herself, now, has me trust her even more. I always leave my conversations with Shelly feeling better!
Shelly gave me three tips on handling my son’s middle of the night tantrums. I put them to test that very night and Voila! It was MAGIC! My son woke up and I changed the way I interacted with him and he went back to sleep with no problem and was happy about it. (!!!) The energy was completely different. No screaming fits. No kicking and throwing himself around. It happened again today during his nap time. I soothed him right away and he went back to sound sleeping. I am SOLD! Shelly just changed…
I really appreciate the grounded, tangible spin Shelly puts on the challenges I experience in my relationship with my son. I must say that the last week with Sky was EXCELLENT! I solicited his help a lot — for help around the house and for help in connecting with him. I found him sharing all kinds of things with me throughout the week, when I least expected it, he was opening up with little stories to share. I loved this and my time with him. Thank You Shelly! It helps so much to be in dialogue …
When I have come to Shelly for help as a coaching client, I have admired both her wealth of knowledge, and the way she dispenses it. She has a way of seeing into the heart of a situation, and providing just the right mix of support and insight at the right time. I recommend Shelly’s parent coaching wholeheartedly.
I emailed her with a few questions regarding my son, we had a Skype chat and within an hour of honest, open discussion, I had written a full page of simple ideas, activities, and shifts that immediately addressed our current struggles at home.
She was able to pinpoint underlying issues from one or two words that I said…and give a great solution. I feel very blessed to now have Shelly as a support system and idea factory.
–Allison Murphy Bend, OR