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PARENT CONNECTION PARENT COACHING SERVICES

WHAT IS A PARENT COACH?
Parent coaches are professionals with years of experience who listen with compassion to a parent’s concerns. We help you sort through conflicting advice and minimize information overload, while supporting proven, effective strategies to find clarity with your parenting.

Many of us grew up with parenting approaches that don’t fit with the parenting challenges of today. With our own children, we want to find a better way to parent. We know that parenting situations are often emotionally charged; coaching can help a parent find calm in the chaos and stay focused on what is most important, the parent-child relationship.

COACHING CONVERSATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO:

  • Create age-appropriate, brain-based strategies which address the child’s unique challenges.
  • Build parental strengths and draw on the parent’s inner wisdom.
  • Encourage self-care practices that can be woven into daily life.
  • Expand a parent’s self-awareness, confidence, and competence, with realist progress that leads to sustainable positive change.
  • Provide support so that more satisfaction, peace, and enjoyment is experienced.

Coaching is available to anyone in a parenting or caregiving role.
Coaching services are confidential and provided at no cost.

CONTACT US TO GET STARTED:
San Luis Obispo and the Coast 805.543.3700
North County 805.904.1411
South County and Spanish County-Wide 805.462.7135

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Michele Gordon Johnson provides free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person in San Luis Obispo.
She can be reached on the Parent Connection Resource Line at (805) 543-3700, or mgordon@sloparents.org

Bill Spencer provides free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person at The LINK in Atascadero.
He can be reached by calling the Parent Connection HelpLine at (805) 904-1411, or b
spencer@sloparents.org

Ximena T. Ames provides free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person in Arroyo Grande and Nipomo.
She can be reached on the Parent Connection Coaching Line at (805) 462-7135 or, x
ames@sloparents.org

Intercesoras para padres contestan sus preguntas por teléfono o si Ud. prefiere, puede hacer una cita para una charla en persona.  Ud. recibe sugerencias y consejos para solucionar lo que le preocupa o el problema que se le presenta con la disciplina.  También se le puede guiar a los recursos que se ofrecen a traves del Condado de San Luis Obispo.
Ximena le ofrece una consulta gratis y confidencial por teléfono o en persona.  Ud. puede llamarla a la linea de Intercesora Para Padres, (805) 462-7135 o por e-mail a xames@sloparents.org

MICHELE GORDON JOHNSON

Michele has been teaching Early Childhood Studies and Family Studies courses including: Infant & Toddler Development, Child Development, and Parenting for Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College and Cal Poly for more than 20 years. Additionally, Michele is a certified Parent Educator in the following programs: Active Papgordonj@calpoly.edurenting, Positive Discipline, Parent Project and the Nurturing Parenting Program. Prior to teaching the adult learner, Michele taught preschool for 12 years.

Michele is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her Master’s Degrees in Education—with an emphasis in Early Childhood Studies—at Sonoma State. Currently, Michele teaches parenting classes for families of young children (specializing in birth to age 5) and provides parent coaching. She lives in San Luis Obispo, where she and her husband, a teacher at San Luis Obispo High School, raised two children. Learn more about Michele at navigateparenting.com

Michele provides free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached on the Parent Connection Resource Line at (805) 543-3700, or mgordon@sloparents.org.

BILL SPENCER

Bill SpencerBill has worked as a teacher, counselor and principal in the public schools for over 30 years. He is a Certified Positive Discipline Associate Trainer providing workshops for both teachers and parents. He works with schools throughout the state helping them develop safe school plans to create a more positive school climate. As a parent coach, Bill offers support and encouragement while helping individuals meet the demanding job of being a parent in today’s world. Bill’s hope is to assist parents through their journey of parenthood and help parents create a plan to meet the needs of both parent and child. Bill is married to a first grade teacher and they have two grown daughters.

Bill provides free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person at The LINK Family Resource Center in Atascadero. He can be reached by calling the Parent Connection HelpLine at (805) 904-1411 or by emailing bspencer@sloparents.org

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XIMENA T. AMES

14143580tXimena T. Ames, M. A. has taught parenting classes both in Spanish and English through San Luis Coastal Adult School and South County S.A.F.E. for the past two years. She is currently a Parent Coach serving south county and Spanish speaking parents county-wide. Ximena has over 30 years of experience having worked as a therapist both in Colorado and Texas. She also has experience working as a Mediator for Superior Court in Santa Maria, helping parents to peacefully discuss and decide how to share custody of their children. Ximena is fluent in Spanish and English, has a Master’s degree in Depth Psychotherapy and is trained in NeuroLinguistic programming, a proven method used to reduce conflict. Being a parent herself, she recognizes the challenges parents face and enjoys helping parents to resolve discipline problems with simple but effective strategies.
Ximena provides free and confidential parent coaching (English and Spanish) on the telephone and in person in the South County. She can be reached on the Parent Connection Coaching Line at (805) 462-7135 or xames@sloparents.org

Ximena T. Ames, M. A. trabaja como intercesora para padres y madres a lo largo del condado de San Luis Obispo. Ella tiene más de 30 años de experiencia, tanto como ocho años de educación profesional. Ximena trabajo como sicóloga en Colorado y Texas y como intercesora en Santa Maria, ayudando a padres para llegar a una solución justa sobre la visitación con sus hijos después de un divorcio. Como madre, Ximena entiende los problemas que se presentan en criar a niños y mantener la paz y tranquilidad en el hogar. Ximena puede atender por teléfono o en persona en Arroyo Grande y Nipomo. Para hablar con ella, Ud. puede llamarla a la linea de Intercesora para Padres, (805) 462-7135 o xames@sloparents.org y hacer una consulta gratis y privada.

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