Your Guide To Discovering Your Unique Parenting Powers While Raising A Tween
You’ve had the most sweet, caring, cuddly little person in your life for so long, and now you have no idea who that is hanging out in your house!
Your little kid is a TWEEN – and while you know what it means to be in middle school you have no idea what to do with this ball of emotions, moods, and attitude!
You still love them and you really want to help them, but you’ve had to admit that you’re at your wits end and could really use some help managing the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hide person who’s locked themselves up in their room for the 100th time this week!
You might even be feeling like you are failing at parenting, second-guessing the parenting strategies you use, or being frustrated with the way technology and social media have taken over your household.
The good thing is – you’re in the right place – I love tweens!
I am a spectacular parent coach who has a passion for working with amazingly awesome parents to help them discover and unlock their parenting powers – while simultaneously raising healthy and happy tweens!
As a parenting coach, I am your empowerment and confidence guide on your parenting journey. I will help you build a wonderfully blissful relationship with your tween and create actual, tangible, long-lasting change in your family!
Unlock the awesomeness that’s inside you! Unlock the power you’ve had all along!
People that seek parent coaching are often feeling like they could use some extra support raising their tween.
It’s not about good versus bad parenting; it’s not about right versus wrong strategies; It’s about getting support for doing one of the toughest jobs you’ve ever had – parenting a tween!
Like your tween has a teacher and an athlete has a coach, I help parents learn what’s going on in their tween’s life then give them an effective game plan to help them connect with their tween and guide their tween to developing healthy and safe habits!
After working with me families have experienced the following:
- An understanding of their tween’s development,
- Increased confidence in their parenting,
- Relief at gaining effective parenting skills,
- And, feeling empowered as a guide for their tween navigating technology and social media.
Through my parent coaching and amazingly rockin’ private (forever free) Facebook community, Smart and Empowered Parents Community, I give parents the skills they need to find their unique parenting powers – a set of parenting strategies that are unique to your family that help you feel empowered and confident as you raise your tween!
For almost a decade, I have been working with families – like yours – to help them develop healthy communication skills, manage severe emotional issues, develop coping skills to manage behaviors, create dynamic parent-child relationships, and navigate social media & technology as a family. Throughout the course of my career I have worked with adoptive families, foster families teen parents, parents navigating the child protective services system, and children living with mental illness. In 2014 I began to transition into my private practice where I focused on parent coaching and guiding families to reducing unwanted behaviors, developing effective parenting strategies, creating healthy communication habits, and designing social media/tech plans for their household.
I truly believe that when you feel empowered you can be great guides for raising healthy and happy children!
Education & Certifications
- Master’s of Social Work, University of Southern California, 2011
- Bachelor’s of Psychology (with emphasis on Child Development), University of California Los Angeles, 2007
- Certified Nonviolent Parenting Educator, 2015
- Certified Attachment Parenting Educator, 2013
You’re not superhuman – but you do have a parenting power that shines brightly and makes you unique and powerful in your family!
Behind The Scenes
When I’m not guiding parents to be their most awesome, empowered selves, I am a self-declared geek (and would consider myself a fangirl of the Marvel movies, Harry Potter, and the Whedonverse)!
Sometimes I feel that I am literally Batman (are you sensing a superhero theme here?)! You should ask me how I know that I’m Batman!
I am madly in love with my adorably geeky husband and I enjoy spending time with my sweet and mischievous fur babies (2 kitties and a Jack Chi pup)! You can also find me spending time in bed cuddled up with my iPad binge-watching television shows on Netflix!!
Whether you are looking to enhance your parenting skills, help your tween develop healthy skills, or desiring more connection with your family, I can help!
Mercedes Samudio – Parenting Coach