“Renée is a remarkably gifted coach. Being a parenting coach myself, it was not an easy decision to seek additional help. Renée’s compassionate presence and practical approach were perfect for me and helped me to meet my family’s needs. My eldest son was struggling with his behavior at school and at home. Even with my own training and background, Renée’s unique perspective helped me to understand the situation in a new way. Implementing just one of her suggestions made a world of difference for my son, and for me.
Renée’s ability goes far beyond her natural gifts for compassion and coaching; she is able to hold both a parent’s and child’s needs in balance and serve as a guide for fulfilling both. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
- Natanya Lara, mother of two boys, ages 8 and 6, Shelburne, VT
My kids are ACTUALLY LISTENING TO ME! I have stopped the yelling and lecturing tones that I was using with them, for the most part. And I can see that when I present a limit in a caring way, my child wants to hear me and wants to do the right thing.
- Katrina Breeland, mother of one boy, age 6, and one girl, age 4, Fairhope, AL
“This is the best money I’ve spent in years!”
- Lori Lawson, mother of two boys, ages 9 and 6, Charlottesville, VA
Before I worked with Renee, I used to BLAME my children and make up “reasons” for their behavior (they’re tired, hungry, possibly experiencing early stages of emotional problems.) Renee gently helped me face the truth that I am responsible.
Our family has done a complete 180. I am now in love with my family and my kids. I have SO much more compassion, curiosity and JOY in my parenting relationship now. My daughter hugs me tightly and says “l love you Mommy” OFTEN, which wasn’t happening for years! THANK YOU!
- Star Staubach, mother of two girls (ages 4 and 2) and one on the way!, Covington, KY
We decided to work with Renee because our 4-year-old daughter was having major tantrums that were consuming our family life. Renee has guided us through some tough emotions with unbelievable patience and caring. She is truly gifted at what she does and demonstrates compassion every step of the way.
My relationship with my wife and kids has improved significantly and our family is closer than we ever have been. AND our daughter is no longer having regular tantrums and is now able to verbalize her needs to us on a regular basis.
Renee is incredibly gifted and has a special intuitive sense.
- Matthew Holbrook, father of one boy (age 7) and two girls (ages 4 and 15 mos.), Charlottesville, VA
Working with Renée changed our lives for the better!
I was at my breaking point with our daughter’s tantrums and I’m not sure where we would be if we hadn’t chosen to work with Renée. My husband and I often differed on how we should handle the kids in various situations. What I like about Renée was that she didn’t take sides or judge either of us. Instead, she helped us deal with our children and brought my husband and I closer together.
We are starting to feel like there is respect, love and understanding in our house, rather than just the parents telling the kids what to do.
- Sandra Holbrook, mother of one boy (age 7), and two girls (ages 4 and 15 mos.), Charlottesville, VA
My husband and I are just about to finish a 10-week coaching package with Renée. Before working with Renée, we had read almost every book out there and could not find effective ways to apply those theories to our child with sensory issues.
Working with Renee has changed our family. We are connecting better with our children, finding ways to address the oppositional behavior my sensory son has learned to defend himself from the world, and our marriage is stronger because we are working better as a team.
I think it’s very important for people to know that there is a coach out there who not only has a good plan, but who has a personal understanding of sensory children. She also has a background as an educator, and has been able to offer several tools to share with our son’s teachers.
- Sheri E., mother of two boys (ages 5 and 3), Charlottesville, VA
Working with Renée has been such a wonderful gift for our family. I feel like we have the tools now to work together and face our challenges with compassion, strength, and hope. We are in such a better place now than we were ten weeks ago. Thanks Renée!
- Nick L., father of two boys (ages 5 and 3), Charlottesville, VA
Working with Renée completely changed the way I view my role as a father–not as domineering teacher, but as companion and coach. It has changed my relationship with my children 180 degrees by showing me how to peacefully set limits, limits that make sense for our family, no one else’s!
And, The Peaceful Parenting Path has changed my family’s future–I now have hopes for connections with my children that will last the rest of our lives. I would recommend that any parent work with Renée!
- James K., father of one boy (age 6) and one girl (age 2), Virginia
Working with Renée has really increased my clarity and confidence as a parent. She was kind, sincere, and always provided key observations and advice. Her reflections on my daily challenges of parenting, whether confronting a tantruming kid or setting limits efficiently, have helped me to really listen to my kids without judgement and make close connections with them. It was an amazing journey together.
- Jenny W., New Hampshire
Renée deeply listens to and connects with her clients. She is highly skilled in getting to the heart of the matter and offering tools and support in line with her clients’ specific needs and goals for their family.
- Jamie A., Connecticut