Once we have come to see our children as whole, with completely intact souls from whom we can learn and grow alongside, THEN parenting becomes joyful.
Hello and Welcome! I’m a conscious parenting coach here to help you cultivate connection in your parenting journey by teaching you practices to show up fully for yourself AND your children. As a parent of a differently abled child, I specialize in working with families of these very special children.
PARENTING WITH CONFIDENCE, INTENTION + CONNECTION
Conscious Parenting Coach
WHAT IS PARENT COACHING?
Parent coaching is a collaborative process supporting parents in clarifying their strengths, challenges, values and beliefs. In doing so, parents gain a deep understanding of their own conditioning and triggers as well as appreciating their children’s behavior as a way to identify the need or the lagging skill underneath that behavior.
Parents learn to identify their own patterns, parenting styles, and obstacles that get in the way of truly connecting with their child.
Parent and coach work together in a supportive and non-judgmental space allowing the parents to gain greater consciousness into their own parenting.
Parents discover the power of their internal knowing, allowing them to find the connection, confidence and joy they have been seeking.
IN WORKING WITH ME YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM:
What’s most important to you? By working together to clarify your values, roadblocks are eliminated, freeing you to parent from a centered place, empowering you to make decisions based on your values, and with ease.
ABILITY TO SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES
What non-negotiable boundaries do you want to set based on your values? I can help you set limits with connection and compassion.
GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF BEHAVIORS
What lies beneath your children’s behaviors? With GREATER UNDERSTANDING of the root causes, you can help them develop skills for success, and in many cases watch the challenging behaviors naturally fade away.
DEEPER APPRECIATION FOR WHO YOUR CHILD IS
Who are your children beneath the expectations society places on how they SHOULD behave and fit in? I will help you go deeper to UNDERSTAND and ACCEPT your children for who they are and create the conditions for them to thrive
UNDERSTANDING YOUR TRIGGERS
What triggers you? We think our kids are responsible for pushing our buttons. But our triggers come from the inside. When we do the work to understand the origins of our triggers and invest in our own healing, we see our children as separate from our fears, beliefs, and patterns, connect with them. We work together to meet their unique needs.
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.
KEY FOCUS AREAS
Partnering with your children to help them develop skills around frustration tolerance, flexibility, and problem solving while also identifying unmet needs in order to reduce power struggles.
Boundary clarification + setting
Clarifying what boundaries are and how to hold them while setting limits from a place of connection.
Healthy screen-time habits
Creating lifelong foundations for healthy screen use through connection, not punishment.
Self care / Soul care
Deepening our understanding of self care and learning practices accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Establishing new forms of connection and leaning into letting go.
Collaborative problem solving
Parenting differently abled children
Accepting and embracing our children unconditionally and celebrating them for exactly who they are.
Membership community for parents and caregivers of differently abled children
Cindy Kaplan, MA
Conscious parenting coach
I am a Conscious Parenting Coach certified through Dr. Shefali’s Conscious Parenting Institute as well as the Parent Coaching Institute in Seattle. I am the Co-founder and Director of Evolving Together: an online membership community for parents and caregivers of differently-abled children.
I am also the author of Freefall: One Mother's Journey Raising a Child with Special Needs.
Learn more about Cindy, here.
One Mother's Journey Raising a Child with Special Needs
A memoir + parenting wisdom
"Rarely is an author able to be a compelling story-teller, courageous truth teller and remarkable wisdom teacher all in one, and yet, that is exactly what Cindy Kaplan is and does in "Freefall: One Mother's Journey Raising a Child with Special Needs". Cindy tells her story in such a captivating way, while simultaneously providing insight, meaning, healing and hope for parents with ‘differently abled’ children, for all parents and for everyone seeking to transform our lives. Part memoir, part Wisdom Teachings and part transformational tool box, this is a rare gem that will be on my ‘must read’ book list for all of my clients!"
Best Selling Author of
"The Motherhood Evolution: How Thriving Mothers raise
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 Tsabary
Best selling author of The Conscious Parent and
The Awakened Family
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