My goal is to work collaboratively with you and your family on the journey to overcoming barriers to success. ADHD, anxiety, and anger are not necessarily an obstacle to success. I will focus on what your child can do rather than what they cannot do.
I will enter your children’s world through play and solution focused strategies, explore their interest, and understand their unique “language.” You will join us the last 5 -10 minutes of the coaching session, share fun moments, learn their weekly action plan, and learns strategies to help your child to grow, thrive and succeed.
My education and experience includes a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education as well as teaching special education for 10+ years. I've earned a Masters degree in Education + 30 credits of graduate degree course in Clinical Counseling + am board certified as an NLP Practitioner.
While I grew up in southwest Michigan, I currently live in a resort town in Saint Joseph with my husband (we have two adult children) and two doodles. When I’m not coaching, eating, or working out, I love reading, racing my gravel bike, and spending time with my grandson.
I'm a Life Coach + NLP Practitioner for Little Humans. Working with children has been my passion ever since I began graduate school. It touches my heart deeply when I see these children grow, thrive, and succeed.
"Without Loretta, I know my daughter would not be where she is today. Loretta has taught Addy new ways of thinking and is now thriving not only in the classroom but in sports as well."
"I can't Loretta enough for helping me son manage his ADHD. The tools and resources he learned from Loretta has increased his grades and his
"Because of the strategies Loretta used with my daughter, Grace is thriving in school and at home! Loretta taught my daughter how to manage and ease her social anxiety. It's amazing to see Grace play with her friends.
We appreciate Loretta so much!"
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51 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS INSTEAD OF ASKING
“HOW WAS YOUR DAY?".
Anger is a normal emotion just like joy, sadness, and fear, but it can be difficult to know how to express those feelings in a good way. The Anger Coaching Program is filled with playful exercises to help your kiddo handle powerful emotions. Your child can stay calm and make better choices when you feel angry.
Your child can explore lots of healthy habits that help them react better in situations that make them mad.
Stop angry feelings in their tracks with the activities in this workbook. Who knew anger management for kids could be so enjoyable?
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Worry has a way of growing, shifting from not-a-big-deal to a VERY BIG DEAL in the blink of an eye. This big-deal Worry is tricky, luring children into behaviors that keep the anxiety cycle going.
Children often find it hard to fight back against Worry, but not anymore. Outsmarting Worry Anxiety Coaching teaches 6-13 year olds and the adults who care about them a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face - and overcome - worries and fears.
Smart, practical, proven techniques are presented in language immediately accessible to children with an emphasis on shifting from knowing to doing, from worried to happy and free.
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With the right tools, kids can learn to think positively about their ADHD and see it as a special asset. Thriving with ADHD Coaching is filled with easy exercises to help your child with the many facets of ADHD, from self-control and organization to getting tasks done and making friends―so they can flourish at home, school, and beyond.
With fun activities that engage their busy minds, this workbook offers a strength-based approach to help your child gain a better understanding of themselves, their ADHD, and the simple things they can do to feel more confident and in control.
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You're repeating yourself a thousand times a day.
You've tried timeouts, bribes, and threats to get your children to behave, but nothing works.
You're not sure what to do next. You constantly worry it's only going to get worse. It feels like a never-ending struggle.
You're ready for an outside perspective. Someone to talk to instead of relying on Google searches and advice from family.
You're in the right place. Parent coaching is a completely judgment-free, confidential support to help you parent at your best - even when things are at their worst.
All from the comfort of your own home.
Or in-person at my office.
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You're child will learn how to separate feelings from behaviors. Screaming loudly in the middle of the grocery store or throwing a temper tantrum at school, for example, isn’t OK.
Your child will learn when it's okay to show acceptance. It's normal to sometimes struggle with knowing how to respond to overly emotional kids. It's also normal to feel confused or overwhelmed by it all.
Your child will experience the confidence and empowerment that comes from knowing you are making the best choices for their emotional wellbeing.
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