Jack & Julie


“Parent coaching makes us stop and think rather than flying off the handle. We’re all on the same page now with less yelling or blaming. We’ve changed the way we act and think and now have a positive focus (and action steps) for helping the kids grow into what we truly want them to become…happy.”

“The Mad to Glad Blueprint is amazing! It’s great to have a way to stop chaotic behavior without spanking and screaming. Instead I can let my kids know how their actions make me feel and why. I love the connection I’m getting with my kids.”

I used to resent my daughter and my husband. She lashed out daily and my husband would yell at her. I criticized him even though I responded the same way. The Mad to Glad Blueprint helped us get back on track when life was spinning out of control. Not only did I get my family back but I got my marriage and my life back!

Kari V.

I talked with other moms; how come everything seemed to work for all these other families but not mine? I felt like I was a bad parent and didn’t know what to do. Then I found Samantha, and I get it now. My husband and I understand what triggers our son’s brain (both good and bad) and we are now able to have a much more peaceful and happy home. No longer do we feel like bad parents.

Mary Beth G.

In my first coaching session with Samantha, I was very impressed with how she was able to quickly hone in on the essential questions that needed to be asked–questions that were initially obscured. She is a professional supportive guide. I recommend her highly.

Lauren H.

There are so many approaches that are child focused and parents are left to figure it out on their own, which if I could have done, I would have. I appreciate that Samantha made me feel heard and helped me establish new habits.

Erin Z.

The gift Samantha shares is PRESENCE. While I talked about very personal issues she was non-judgmental and insightful.

Nicole B.

Samantha’s biggest strength is an excellent ability to understand your concerns even when you are having trouble expressing them.

Susan O.

Kari & Eli

Watch Kari and Eli as they share what was needed to shift from
“totally out of control” to confident and re-connected.

Michelle B.

Watch Michelle as she shares her personal
life coaching experience with Samantha.

Julie & Ira

Jenn & Craig

Parent coaching has brought very positive changes in our family’s energy. More happiness, less frustration, less anger and less extreme ups and downs. Before working with Samantha things that were normal everyday events such as getting dressed and leaving the house would frequently turn into out-of-control events full of negative emotional energy which would impact the rest of the day.

With our new parenting tools we have been able to defuse and move on from situations that were once uncontrollable, overwhelming and all-consuming. With the Mad to Glad Blueprint guiding us we are now able to have more fun together, enjoy daily life and be the family we want to be.


“When our twins were born we were shot out the parental cannon and launched into reality. Life went from zero to sixty in nine short months. Three years later my youngest daughter was born with multiple medical issues, and our “cannon” again blew us into the stratosphere–a level for which I felt completely ill-prepared. I went into autopilot–literally survival mode—as we traded medical fragility for challenging behavior (our youngest is as strong-willed as they come). On the advice of a friend we sought the help of Samantha who helped us discover the key to unlocking our daughter’s brain. We didn’t need to fix HER anymore. We needed to fix our broken parenting, which Samantha helped us through easily by spoon-feeding us specific measures to change the family dynamics ASAP.”


“Samantha’s insight and depth of experience helped us identify our kids’ needs and improve relationships within our family. She gave us concrete steps that quickly eased a lot of the tensions we were experiencing with our kids and helped us as parents to be on the same page when handling our most difficult situations.  She provided us with a framework for building a healthy, happy family and brought back the joy of playtime!”  ~Karie & Drew

“Before parent coaching I was going through a very rough period of self-doubt about being qualified to be a mother. My older daughter did not like to follow any instructions, I would get upset and yell at her.  All I could think was “I need help, I can’t fight with them every day.”  As Samantha coached us we learned we have enormous power over our kids’ behavior, and as our behavior changed, so did our family dynamics.”   ~ Anka & Ryan

“What I have learned that best supports my daughter is the importance of managing my own responses to what is happening.  I am feeling more connected to my daughter, I enjoy spending time with her more, and I am feeling more confident as a parent.” ~ Katy M.

“The Mad to Glad Blueprint completely transformed our life at home.  We still have our spirited little 5 year old, but there is a wonderful feeling of CALM instead of walking on eggshells waiting for an explosion.”  ~ Katie T.

Parent coaching gives you:

  • Relief from guilt and frustration
  • Greater confidence
  • Less stress
  • More peace at home

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