"It is only when we see our children as whole, with completely intact souls, that we can learn from them and grow alongside them.
This is when parenting becomes joyful."
- Cindy Kaplan
Hello and Welcome! My name is Cindy Kaplan. I am a parent coach and family coach. My work is devoted to your parenting journey. To helping you to show up fully for yourselves and your children and to cultivating connection and ease in your experience as a parent.
My practice is rooted in consciousness and leverages mindful practices such as meditation and yoga as tools in supporting my clients. As a parent of a child with special needs, I specialize in working with families of these very special children.
PARENTING WITH CONFIDENCE, INTENTION + CONNECTION
Parent + Family Coaching
WHAT IS PARENT COACHING?
Parent coaching is a collaborative process between a parent(s) and coach that works to clarify the family’s strengths and the ideals to which they aspire. In doing so, parents gain a deeper understanding of their individual children’s temperaments, understand their parenting styles, and the strengths and challenges that accompany them. The parents and coach work together, developing a vision and implementing strategies, as well as acquiring tools to work toward that vision. The coaching process is deeply supportive and non-judgmental. When parents gain more consciousness to their own parenting and the personal triggers that lead them to challenges with their children, parenting becomes easier. Parents discover the power of their internal knowing, allowing them to find the connection, confidence and the joy they have been seeking.
OF PARENT COACHING
Gain CLARITY on what is most important to you. What are the non-negotiable boundaries you want to set within your family? Be clear on what you want and avoid unnecessary power struggles.
With GREATER UNDERSTANDING of your children’s behavior you can address what lies underneath the behavior, allowing the behavior to fade as well as work with them on developing skills for their success.
Deeply UNDERSTAND and ACCEPT your children for who they are and learn to create the conditions for them to thrive.
ROADBLOCKS so you can parent from a centered place where you are able to make decisions based on your values, with ease.
Establish CLEAR BOUNDARIES and learn how to set limits with connection. When we are confident as parents, our children feel secure and safe to be themselves.
Interact with your children in ways that support both you and your child and work for your specific family. Practice SPECIFIC TOOLS and STRATEGIES that allow you to pause and respond rather than react.
Any parent who is struggling with the day-to-day challenges of parenting.
Parents who have just stepped into the role of parenting and feel overwhelmed.
Parents who have recently received a diagnosis for their child and could use help and support navigating this new territory.
Parents who are intrigued, humored, and stumped by parenting their adolescents and want to stay connected to them.
Parents who are simply feeling they need coaching to parent the way they truly want to parent.
Parents who struggle with the parenting style of their co-parent and who fear the disharmony may impact their family unit.
Parents who feel they have lost themselves while parenting their children and would like to find a way back.
Parents who are struggling to regulate screen time with their children.
Any other parent who does not fit the above descriptions but would like some support and guidance … Truly there isn’t any parent who couldn’t benefit from working with a parent coach — we spend years in school learning to do math, but aren’t given any instructions on how to do parenting — a most important task — well.
WHO BENEFITS FROM PARENT COACHING
JOIN CINDY AT DOWN UNDER SCHOOL OF YOGA
Join Cindy as she leads classes at Down Under School of Yoga in Newton, MA. As part of the Boston School of Prenatal and Children's Yoga, Cindy teaches classes for both children and teens.
Cindy Kaplan, MA
Parent + Family Coach
Cindy is a parent and family coach and a yoga practitioner. She is a certified Parent Coach through the Parent Coaching Institute in Seattle, which is the only graduate level training program in the US that offers certification in parent coaching. Cindy’s parenting was profoundly affected by yoga after her daughter was born with cerebral palsy and she became licensed as a practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child. Cindy has also facilitated educational support groups and parenting workshops on a variety of topics.
Learn more about Cindy, here.
Cindy Kaplan is a dear friend and trusted parent coach who incorporates the creative arts in her work with families. What makes Cindy especially special and talented is that she is an expert in families with special needs. A mom of a beautiful daughter with special needs, she is particularly astute at working with these issues. If you ever are looking for a resource for special needs, including ADHD, and other organic deficits, please feel free to find her and gain her expertise. She is also a wonderful speaker and leads workshops around the country.
— Dr. Shefali Tsabari
Best selling author of The Conscious Parent and
The Awakened Family
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