Hello, I’m Monica.
Welcome to “Home Is My Happy Place.”
I’m a coach who began working solely with kids over 5 years ago. About two years ago, I started focusing on the parents and working primarily with them because I saw a need for it. And this blog is just a way of sharing many of the common issues I see with kids and parents as well as the parenting concepts that can help you deal with many of them.
I’m a certified life coach, I have an associates degree in psychology and currently working on my bachelors, and I’m great with people. That’s my special talent! It really is. I get people, I’m empathetic of their situations and needs, and I see both sides of a story; which helps me understand all parties involved.
What I Do
I coach parents on concepts that’ll help them have a better relationship with their children, I present on parenting concepts in schools, and I hold classes to teach these parenting concepts.
Throughout the 4 years that I worked soley with children as a coach, I had the chance to hear about their…
- Favorite part of the day
- Least favorite part of the day and how they would like to change it
After noticing repeated answers and common factors, I felt I had to switch my focus to PARENTS. I realized that the parent is the one who needs to make the change first!
Why I Do It
Many years ago, I lost a three-month-old baby boy. I loved him like you love your child. After his death, the realization that a child is a blessing could not have been clearer to me. Since then, it became important to me that parents and children enjoy their years together by connecting in a loving and respectful way.
Reason for This Blog
I want to help you because I love doing it!
So many parents thank me for reminding them of or for teaching them about these simple parenting concepts. And I want to share the same things with you. Many of you know this stuff and that’s awesome. But are you applying it? Do you know the why behind the importance of implementing these concepts? If you do, wonderful! But if you don’t you and your children (your entire household) will benefit from these simple to apply parenting concepts. Even if my blog only serves you as a reminder, that’ll be a great thing.
What You’ll Find In This Blog
I’ve learned that the concerns, wishes, and thoughts of our children are often very simple. They want love and quality time from their parents. So I’ve put together and now share with you, ten simple parenting concepts that can make a world of difference in the relationship between you and your children.
Along with cool places to visit with your kids and projects to do with them. And some of my personal experiences.
Home Is My Happy Place
I’m a big advocate of creating a Happy Home, Not a Perfect Home. This means a space that’s filled with:
- Love and support.
- Parents who take care of their overall well-being and their own relationship.
- Kids who spread happiness throughout our home and are receiving the love and support they need to thrive.
Your home is a space where you can welcome anything that lights you up. For me, it’s great relationships with my family and friends, love, respect, kindness, fun and yummy food:)
From a wife and a mother of two, I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting.
(Listening to: Oh Yoko! John Lennon)