Ready to Feel Empowered as a Mama? I’ll support you to raise more securely-attached children.
Together we’ll discover the best ways for you to connect with your kids of any age so they feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure. You'll learn the science and tools behind the most fun and supportive way to parent. It's never to late to start with this trauma-informed way of empowered parenting.
I see you, tired Mama.
You snap easily and more often than you want at your kids. You wish they would just do what you say...but they don't.
You lie awake at night wondering about the future or regretting the past. Are you doing enough as a mom? What would feel better?
You wish you knew a way to make this whole parenting thing feel easier and more fun.
I get it.
You want your kids to be happy and healthy.
You're exhausted and starting to feel like nothing you do really works anymore.
This parenting thing keeps changing and really takes it out of you.
The thing is, the old power-over ways of parenting are based on fear and you know in your heart that parenting using punishments, conditions, and time-outs only works for a little while and can be hurtful to kids.
On the other hand, too-permissive parenting doesn't feel right either. When you leave your kids hanging without enough support or structure and too much to figure out on their own that can leave them feeling like you aren't really there for them.
So what's the happy medium?
Empowered parenting is power-with parenting. It's an approach to parenting using the latest in nervous system and attachment theory, mindsight, emotional intelligence, and connected, playful, reflective and imperfect parenting. It's a set of tools and strategies to empower you and your kids to be yourselves and to put the relationship first. This kind of parenting creates more secure attachment between you and your kids.
Hey there. I’m Abby.
I’ll be your guide as you learn both the theory and application of a curated set of trauma-informed parenting tools and techniques. We'll practice together for 12 weeks as you grow connected relationships with your kids.
When my kids were younger and I felt so confused by all things parenting. I realized that the mainstream approach to raising my kids would not work with my heart and soul. I knew there was a better way.
I learned quickly to let go of the idea that I had control over my kids. They are their own people after all. Instead, I embraced the idea of creating a beautiful container for them to be themselves in.
I sought out mentors, classes, and books and learned everything I could about connected parenting.
I prioritized our relationship over their behavior. I learned how I could cultivate a secure attachment with my kids and things got a lot easier. I let go of outdated expectations and beliefs about how kids should be and embraced the kids in front of me, exactly as they were (and are).
I learned that I was largely responsible for how things go with my kids. If I could be their safe harbor, they could develop the capacity to learn and grow into themselves.
It's never been perfect, and that's not the goal. Instead they know I have their backs.
The Empowered Mothering Coaching Program
A 12 week class with videos, workbooks, and weekly coaching sessions that'll help you transform your parenting to the power-with model. You'll learn trauma-informed tools and the science behind how to truly connect with your kids and why it's so important.
12 Weekly Modules include:
Welcome and Orientation
A brave space
Where are you now?
Setting Intentions as an Empowered Parent
Grounding into your strengths as a parent and a leader
Create inner and outer resources and actions to move toward more peace of mind.
The Ten Pillars of Empowered Parenting
What are power-over parenting, power-under parenting, and empowered parenting?
Making Sense of Attachment Science
Factors that lead to secure attachment and insecure attachment
The superpowers of your attachment styles
How to create more secure attachment within yourself
Making Sense of Nervous System Science
The core human need of safety
How to be a safe harbor for your child and your own safe anchor
How to support your child with co-regulation
Making Sense of Mindsight and Brain Science
How to connect with your empathy and compassion
What leads to curiosity rather than judgment
Making Sense of Emotional Intelligence
The definition of emotional intelligence
How to increase your capacity for experiencing the full range of emotions
Permission to FEEL model
A 10 step framework for having an empowered conversation
Modeling empowered communication
Establishing Boundaries from Family Values
The 5 step PEACE process
How to set boundaries that stick
How to focus on engagement rather than expectations
Exploring Anger and Healthy Aggression
Generational patterns around anger
How to move through anger more safely
How to befriend your anger
Playful Parenting and Storytelling
How to transform conflict through play
Using storytelling as a tool
The path to more joy, connection and fun as a parent
Your Personal Transformation
How deeply can you listen and hold space for your child?