A Custom Approach for Your Unique Needs

PURPOSEFUL PARENT COACHING

You’re not alone on your parent journey

Your child just threw another tantrum when you asked him to do something (or to not do something). Why the blue blazes does he keep doing that? You’ve tried everything – and you mean everrrything – nothing works! You’re just about at wits’ end. Amirite?

Why won’t she share her toys? Why do the kids hit each other? Gah! Make it stop!

Yup. I know.

As a parent, former Montessori assistant, registered nurse, and most recently a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist working with kids with autism, I know this situation firsthand, up close and personal.

The good news is, I have a whole lot of techniques and strategies to help you and your child navigate these difficult years – and yes, I do know they are all potentially difficult years.

We’ll focus on creating a higher level of understanding between you and your child, or you and the other parent, or both!

Whether the other adult is with you or living elsewhere. Sometimes grandparents get involved too and that’s great! The more the merrier!

What I’m trying to say is the family composition makes no difference to me, or to how successful we will be in creating a harmonious home.

We’ll look closely at specific communication and how to say what your child needs to hear, and how to help them to understand what is required of them.

You’ll lose the things you’ve tried at home that didn’t work, and you’ll gain the things that will work. Result: much better behavior and a happier homelife. No fluff, no weird words required.

Does this sound like something you need a helping hand with?

To tell you the truth, I wish I had got me (with what I know now) as a resource 25 years ago!
I offer parent coaching and I’ll get you from where you are now to where you can be with a happy, communicative home where everyone is feeling nurtured and heard.

What I provide is collaborative. No one is going to criticize or judge you, and no one comes into your home. You don’t have to go anywhere; it’s all done virtually or by phone.

We’ll build a strategy together that will work for your family. You in?

Book a discovery call with me to see what magic we can make happen for you and your child. No obligations or commitments, just the facts in a conversation.

2 options for parents

Flexible Parent Coaching for Everyday Challenges

This coaching experience is designed to work with parents as challenges and needs arise day to day and will flow with the expected and unexpected changes experienced in the household. Current needs and future planning are always an option for our focus.

For this type of parent coaching, you are looking for another perspective and a widely – researched, experienced resource available to you as you ‘find your feet’, perhaps preparing for or dealing with a change in circumstance such as a move to a new home, even a new country. There could be additions to your household that change the dynamics, or perhaps someone is no longer in the household and that needs to be accounted for.

There are so many shifts and changes in life, and who doesn’t want to have someone in their corner who will be there, cheering you on, yes. Also providing very practical, useable, and individualized responses to everything life throws at you.

I tell you in all honesty, I wish I had a resource like me when I had kids at home! It’s unimaginably difficult to do all the things all the time while trying to be the best parent you can. It’s a choppy, sometimes amazing, sometimes exhausting journey.

I’d love to be there for you.

PARENT COACHING FOR PRESENT AND ANTICIPATED BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS

A truly individualized coaching experience, delivered in a structured, paced, and palatable module format. Designed to appeal to those who prefer a more traditional approach, this program offers six months coaching support and guidance. Using a blended system of applied behavior analysis, positive psychology, and polyvagal theory, this carefully crafted platform gives you proven, science-based tools to use as you work with your child’s behavioral needs. Information is presented in accessible language, with real life examples and is fully tailored to your unique situation.

The goal is for you, the parent, to feel empowered to help your child deal with the world and its demands and difficulties. There are checks for effectiveness built into the program every session so you can complete the program equipped with solutions you understand and can apply, and the knowledge to reach new solutions independently as the need arises.

Changes will be made to your plan if and as required by you. Your family’s well-being is my concern, and we will develop strategies together that you feel both safe and comfortable with.

How does Flexible parent coaching for everyday challenges work?

  • 2 live sessions/month
  • 2 check-ins with corresponding status updates
  • Unlimited Voxer access
  • Bespoke Coaching Plan
  • Access to relevant resources, materials, videos, exercises
  • Bi-weekly homework

As this is a bespoke service, the fine details of how our work together will look will be decided between us to best serve you.

HOW DOES PARENT COACHING FOR PRESENT AND ANTICIPATED BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS WORK? 

Parent Coaching for Present and Anticipated Behavioral Concerns is a formal 4 stage process that includes 6 modules of learning content and exercies with 10 x 1:1 coaching sessions.

Stage 1: Assessment

Stage 2: Learning Modules

Stage 3: Individualized Action Plan

Stage 4: Follow Up

01.

Assessment

Your Coach conducts a caregiver interview to assess your child’s individual challenges and needs, plus family needs and norms.

**You and your Coach then decide on a schedule for the training modules that works for YOU.

03.

Individualized Action Plan

Following completion of the learning modules you will have the opportunity to create and implement an Action plan that targets:

 

  1. Decreasing unwanted / distressing behaviors
  2. Teaching new skills including how to replace those behaviors with preferred actions. 

02.

Learning Modules

You will meet with your coach at a mutually agreed upon time for each of the 6 learning modules.

The module topics include:

  • What is ABA? What is Polyvagal Theory? How does Positive Psychology help in Understanding Behavior?
  • Proactive Strategies
  • Reactive Strategies
  • Environmental Manipulations
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Treatment planning

Each module consists of:

  1. A knowledge check on what you learned previously
  2. A presentation offering new information
  3. Interactive learning activities
  4. Time for questions and discussion of personal examples
  5. Homework to help actualize your learning

04.

Follow Up

Meet with your coach for up to 10 follow-up sessions to:

  1. Assess the success of the action plan
  2. Ask questions on implementation of the plan
  3. Adjust the plan if and as necessary

FURTHER DETAILS

Who can benefit from parent coaching services?

Caregivers of children with

  • Early prevention – parent coaching for understanding between parent and child.
  • no official diagnosis, simply children being children.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Developmental Delays / Global Delays
  • Trauma Response (sometimes diagnosed as oppositional defiant disorder)
  • Genetic Disorders
What Do I need?

NO diagnosis required.

Willingness to engage with the process, learning new information and trying the techniques provided.

Record keeping. It can be simple, but we need to have a measure of success – or lack of it so we can ensure you have the best individualized program possible.

Regular attendance. ‘No shows’ will be charged for the full session.

Cancellations at least 24 hours prior to time of appointment.

Funding

Private pay only.

Payment in full, or by payment plan if required, prior to onset of services

This ensures full flexibility in the program provided for your family. No insurance company restrictions applied, access to multiple streams of information and experience are thereby possible.

All services are provided online or by phone. Sessions as per format agreed upon during first meet and greet session.

INVESTMENT

$4,750 USD

FLEXIBLE PARENT COACHING FOR EVERYDAY CHALLENGES
  • Bespoke Coaching Plan
  • Access to relevant resources, materials, videos, exercises
  • Bi-weekly homework
  • Unlimited Voxer Access
  • 3 Month Duration
  • Installment Plans available upon request

$7,840 USD

PARENT COACHING FOR PRESENT AND ANTICIPATED BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS
  • 6 Learning Modules
  • Individualized Action Plan
  • 10 Follow Up Sessions
  • Unlimited Voxer Access
  • 6 Month Duration
  • Installment Plans available upon request

ABOUT YOUR COACH

Mikki Gaffen Stone

Mikki is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Life Coach. Further qualified as a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist, she has extensive experience working with children from 2 – 22 years, and loves to support parents, offering a focus on sibling interactions, family dynamics and any areas of environmental influence such as school interactions, peer to peer issues and child / teacher relationships.
She is a parent of two amazing young men, understands the wonders and pitfalls of schools, having experienced many changes and challenges as we moved internationally every few years throughout their childhood and teen years. Familiar with the IEP process on both sides of the table, Mikki can sensitively help either party – parents or teachers – to navigate the IEP process for the best possible outcome for the child on an as needs basis.

Mikki has four degrees, several certificates in aspects of psychology, health, fitness, and nutrition. She brings experience and a well-rounded approach to coaching for your entire family.

"Michaela quickly puts parents and children at ease with her warmth and understanding. She’s professional with a refreshing calming nature. Michaela has always been dedicated and consistent. Her support has always been invaluable."

E. Lindsay

"Mikki quickly puts parents and children at ease with her warmth and understanding. She's professional with a refreshing calming nature. Mikki has always been dedicated and consistent. Her support has always been invaluable."

Elizabeth L.