Because kids
don't come with instructions


Support for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Raising children is hard work. In today's fast-paced world, parents struggle to balance their own needs, the needs of their children, work responsibilities, and many other issues and stressors. Parent coaching is designed to empower parents and help families develop practical solutions to childrearing challenges.

ParentCoach is for any parent who has concerns, questions, or is looking for parenting support. After all,
"It takes a village to raise a child."

Is Parent Coaching right for you? It is, if you....

  • are looking for a new, more effective approach for responding to your children's behavior
  • want to improve communication with your child's preschool or child care program
  • are a new parent looking for support
  • don't understand why your children behave the way they do
  • have trouble setting limits and boundaries for your children
  • feel frustrated in your role as a parent
  • need useful, expert advice to address concerns about your infant, toddler, or preschool child
  • are seeking a referral for an evaluation (speech, fine motor, sensory, psychological, etc.) or counseling for your child

Practical solutions for childrearing challenges....

Every parent feels overwhelmed at times. The role of a Parent Coach is to provide personalized support, encouragement, and strategies for responding effectively to your needs and those of your children. Services are always confidential.

By bringing together your knowledge of your child and your family with our clinical training and many years of experience working with families with young children we are able to:

  • listen carefully and non-judgmentally to your concerns
  • identify and build upon the strengths in your family
  • provide age-appropriate information on child development
  • offer strategies and suggestions to help you respond more effectively to your child's behaviors
  • provide assistance in strengthening the parent-teacher relationship
  • share our knowledge of community resources
  • help you achieve a sense of perspective and confidence in your ability to parent

Each ParentCoach consultant has twenty or more years of experience working with parents of young children and with early childhood professionals in the community. We also offer workshops to early childhood professionals.

ParentCoach services may be free to parents through grant funding.

For more information, please contact:
The Early Childhood Support Team
413.586.4900; option 3 

ParentCoach brochure (2-pg PDF)