Home Parent Coach
Ana Edelson is a home parent coach with over 35 years of experience working professionally with children and families. Having experience in pre-natal through high school settings, Ana is a certified teacher with qualifications in play-based education, child development, Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum, domestic violence training, nonviolent communication for children and families and parenting through First 5 home education in California. Ana has lived in various cultures and understands that no one choice fits all families and each family is unique. She has accomplished all this while raising six children who, now adults, have each chosen their own distinctive, caring and successful paths.
As an in-home parenting specialist, Ana’s unique method and years of experience can help to improve your skills as a parent and communicator, working with you as a team to find solutions to boost your parenting skills and decrease problem behavior to reestablish better relationships. Ana coaches parents in the comfort of their own home environment, practicing new skills to overcome barriers, and help you become the parent you want to be. You will see immediate behavioral results that will help you and your family get through this challenging time, building on your strengths and unique relationship with your children. Some areas of support and education, which Ana specializes in, include:
- Court Certified and Bilingual
- Prenatal Preparation
- Understanding the various stages of child development
- Coaching and modeling of parenting techniques, including developmental expectations and behavior management
- Teaching effective techniques for discipline
- Setting loving limits with your children
- Speech and Language Development
- Separation Dilemmas
- Teaching healthy methods for your child to express their feelings
- Assistance in establishing family structure and roles
- Dealing with Teenagers
- Understanding the effect of separation and divorce on your child and methods to help your child adjust
What to expect when the child is born and how to care for an infant.
Keeping your baby safe in your home. Identify the areas of your house that might pose a threat to your baby and make sure they are adequately secured.
Understanding your baby’s needs, including baby development, proper nutrition, bottle feeding, breastfeeding, crying, colic, diapering, digestion, essential baby gear and sleep training.
Toddler diets, sleeping schedules and appropriate interactions with other children and aggression: how to deal with hitting and biting. Additionally, we equip you with strategies for handling when your toddler says “no” or begins to tantrum. We also explain techniques for promoting family bonding when a second child comes along.
- School-age Children
Help your children cope with stressful moments during the day, bullying, poor social skills, food battles, school lunches or homework issues. Learning effective techniques dealing with power struggles with your child.
Strategies for dealing with when your teen seems to hate you, communication skills, staying out too late, or hanging out with crowds you don’t like.
Traditional; Single-Parent; Divorce; Cross-Generational; Adoptive/Foster; Never-Married; Blended; Grandparents as Parents; Same-Sex Parent.
- Parent Helpers and Nanny Training
Consistently having the same philosophy as an extension of the parent’s hopes and dreams is critical and we will teach you why and how.