Welcome to Dare to Parent,
your resource for support and strategies
for your family's success. 

Being a parent and/or stepparent...

is the hardest job in the world with the least amount of training. 

Each stage has challenges and there is no "one size fits all" manual. 

One thing is for sure...

You want to do your best in this crazy journey called parenting.

Dare to Parent strategies help couples strengthen
their parenting partnership by:

* Creating a shared and unified family vision, values, and goals

* Blending your parenting styles

* Enhancing your confidence and consistency as the leaders of your family


* Improving your communication as partners in parenting

These strategies work for nuclear, blended, and co-parenting (from dual households) parents. They are also effective for engaged couples to ensure they are on the same page for their future family -- it's never too early or too late to build a strong family foundation! 

f that's what you're looking for, you are in the right place!

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What is parent and stepfamily coaching? 

You had an idea of what family life would be like but ...this isn't it.

You've read the books and listened to the podcasts, but you're just not sure how to apply it to your family!

This is where coaching comes in! 

A coach helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, working with your strengths and integrating new strategies that are designed for your unique family!

As your coach, I will help you...


  •  Create a strong family foundation based on your family vision and values

  • Build an effective discipline plan 

  • Improve your communication as a couple and with your children

  • Guide you through parenting and stepfamily challenges

  •  Help you implement your new plan of action

Hi, I'm Amy,

I am a dual certified parent and stepfamily coach and mom of 3.

I specialize in guiding parents from confusion (and stress) to confidence in their parenting journey. 

​Instead of reading a book and trying to fit it to your family, wouldn't it be easier to have someone guide you towards solutions specifically selected for your family?

I help you design a plan of action that will take the guesswork out of discipline and improve your family's communication.

What could be better than having your own personal coach to help you through the hard parts of parenting? 

So, if you're interested in reducing your stress and putting some effective strategies in place, 

let's chat!


I give you tools for your parenting toolbox! 

What parents are saying...

Amy has real-life experiences that give her insights that helped us come up with
ideas to deal with our family's issues.
She is a listener, then a healer.
A consummate professional. We highly recommend Amy. 

~ Greg and Mary R. 

One of the most common questions I receive is,
"How can we set boundaries without battles? "

The trick is to communicate instead of dictate! 

In my new parent guide, Kids and Tech, you will discover the best ways to lead family discussions
and create rules that fit within your family values.

Best of all, you get 2 printable done-for-you family contracts!
If you are tired of fighting with your kids about technology, you need this guide!