IS THIS YOU?
Are you in the midst of an unexpected parenting journey that involves an autistic or ADD child, a highly sensitive child, or a child that just doesn't fit the school system?
Do you feel conflicted by what you "should" be doing for your child because what the experts (teachers, therapists, doctors) suggest doesn't feel right or good to you, or because it is exhausting your family?
Do you feel like you've lost yourself in the overwhelm of parenting an exceptional child, and feel selfish for wanting time for yourself?
Do you feel like you have so much to learn from your child, that he or she is transforming your world, but no one is talking about that?
It's okay to walk your own path,
and you don't need to do it alone.
That was me. What the experts and society were telling me to do with my child felt wrong in my bones. I was stressed and overwhelmed by the therapy appointments, the diets, the feeling of never doing enough.
I was getting worn down by always looking for, and being shown, what was wrong and by focusing on goals that didn't actually matter to me.
I did what the experts said, for over a year, because I wanted what was best for him. Eventually, I found the courage to listen to my heart and my gut or whatever you want to call that place of deepest knowing and made big changes (read about some of them here).
If this sounds familiar, and you can't shake the feeling that something needs to change for your kids or yourself, I hope you find the support you need here.
SERVICES THAT SUPPORT
IN YOUR JOURNEY
Alternative Education Consulting is for parents who are struggling with their children's school experience or in their homeschooling journey. In this package, you receive Listening Space, access to my lived experience and my problem-solving brain for parents seeking a better way to support their kids’ learning journey.
We have used a wide variety of educational environments to support our son and my family as a whole over the past decade. I hope some of that experience might benefit you:
I have experienced co-operative education, special education, private education and homeschooled/unschooled for 8 years.
I make an effort to keep my ear to the ground locally for new alternative learning opportunities to connect parents with options that work for their kids.
I'm willing to help you brainstorm and seek out options that better fit your kids and your family as a whole.
You will know you've got it right when your kids are happy and don't resist going to school.
ALTE RNATIVE EDUCATION CONSULTING
Raising and loving an exceptional child while choosing to walk the less-traveled path of acceptance, collaborative parenting, homeschooling or interest-led learning can be uber rewarding. It can also somedays feel daunting, lonely and challenging. My own experience has been that having a good friend that gets it and believes in you walking alongside you can help.
Having a Listening Space where your story is witnessed and held without judgment or advice can:
get what's not working out of your head where you can process it
validate your own knowing
clarify what you value and where you want to go
create more space in your daily life
open space for new possibilities to surface
provide you with the resources to better offer the same Listening Space to your kids
It is essential that we feel at home and at ease together for a Listening Space to be helpful. It is therefore important that you and I first chat to see if we feel like a fit (it's free cause it's THAT important to me!). I am always happy to recommend other spiritual directors, coaches, therapists or listeners if we decide there might be a better match.
60 minutes each
(limited time offer 1/2 price)