How can I help your family?
I offer several different options to provide customized support for parents, families, and communities.
1:1 or 1:2 Coaching For Better Communication and Relationships
One-on-one consultations help you develop and implement strategies to support you in your parenting, family communication, or homeschooling. I’m happy to work with one or both parents, as long as everyone is eager to attend and participate. The specific topics covered in a private consult are up to you, but common areas of discussion include establishing and holding limits and boundaries, establishing bedtime and meal routines, managing a household with multiple young children, designing homeschool schedules and curriculum plans, and working through common childhood and adolescent conflicts and setbacks. Increasingly, I find myself working with families who are managing complex relationships with extended family, establishing new dynamics post-divorce or separation, or navigating big life changes like family illnesses and cross-country moves. I’m honored to offer support to your family in these situations. The initial appointment is ninety minutes to ensure enough time to get to know your family and circumstances before exploring potential strategies and solutions.
Group Coaching for Parents
- Large Family Thriving (3+ littles)
- Homeschooling Families
- Tween and Teen Parenting
- Parents of Elementary Kids (5-7 years)
- Improving the Co-Parenting Relationship
- Breaking Intergenerational Cycles
- Managing Family Change
Parenting cohorts meet once a week for 90 minutes. Each session includes a short presentation by Kristen, and time for questions and sharing around that topic and other concerns as time allows.
Fair Play Method Coaching and Support
Families today are busier than ever, managing work inside and outside the home in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. As part of my commitment to labor equity, I’m delighted to offer coaching and support in implementing and nurturing the Fair Play approach to household labor. As a trained facilitator, I can help you understand how family tasks relate to your shared values, how you can distribute tasks in an equitable way, and how streamlining your approach to managing your home and family can create more time for things that are important to you. I teach Fair Play in 2-day group workshops, or in an introductory series of four 1:2 coaching sessions. 4 sessions is usually enough time to get couples started with implementing the program, but if you find that you need to check in for a tune-up, I’m available to you at my hourly coaching rates.
Homeschool Family Support
Are you interested in homeschooling? Do you want to build the relationship-centered homeschool and family life of your dreams? We can help. In addition to 1:1 coaching and group coaching cohorts, my online course is now available. This step-by-stem course features videos, journal opportunities, email support, and helpful tools to keep your family priorities at the top of your mind. To see a list of what’s available, click here.
Workshops and Public Speaking
I’m currently booking public speaking and community sponsored workshops for Spring 2024 and beyond. I’m so glad to be back to meeting people in person! In the past, I have spoken on the following topics:
- Conflict Resolution at School: Teaching the Skills to Work it Out
- Homeschooling 101: Establishing A Family Team
- Identifying and Nurturing Family Values and Establishing A Family Culture
- Communication Roadblocks: Improving Understanding in Your Family
- Getting Starting With the Fair Play Method
I’m happy to work with your group or organization on a custom presentation. My in-person speaking fee is $2500 per calendar day plus travel expenses. Custom pricing plans are available for webinars and online conferences. To get the ball rolling, please contact me via email here.
Good Talk! Substack Newsletter
Subscribe to my Substack for weekly advice in parenting, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution. Paid subscribers receive an additional newsletter on Fridays with case studies from my private practice and short videos to enrich your parenting and communication skills. My Substack launches July 3, but you can sign up now here!
human at birth podcast
Relaunching in September, you can find our human at birth podcast here, or wherever you get your podcasts.