The truth is everyone feels like they struggle as a parent. Let’s be real, it’s hard. And when we talk about it, we realize that we are not alone.
I’ve heard about Colleen Murphy and the amazingness that she is through several parents locally in Santa Cruz, and I figured that it was time that I sit down and chat with her!
Good parenting feels good and by learning to do it right, we can set the foundation. We can’t control another human being because we can’t control their thoughts, and thoughts fuel behavior. But behaviors are communication. Sometimes we label certain behaviors as bad, but it’s not the essence of their soul, it’s just communication. We can learn to rethink it, and think about what’s fueling our children’s behaviors, and the alien beings that they are, hahahaha.
Colleen Murphy is a parent coach, helping parents with support, finding new ideas and a different approach from the one they’re using or maybe parenting differently from the way they were parented. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and now teaching parenting classes and workshops at Live Oak Family Resource Center. The request from families for more one-on-one help led her to create her own parent coaching service. You can find her at fromtheheadtotheheart.com.