Guest Speaker- May 2012
Have you lost your mojo?
You’ve struggled with child behavior problems long enough and you want to know how to handle the problems with effectiveness and compassion. You worry that the ADHD diagnosis, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, or giftedness is getting in the way of positive parenting. You want answers now.
n. self confidence, self-assuredness. Belief in ones self in a situation.
Have you ever considered working with a parent coach? Perhaps you’re interested in becoming a parent coach. This month’s guest speaker is Tina Feigal, a former school psychologist who offers coaching in Present Moment Parenting. I met Tina at a local parenting workshop and invited her to speak a bit on what it means to be a parent coach. Tina considers herself a purveyor of hope … even for kids with extreme behaviors! She specializes in placing the healing of behavior directly into the hands of adults who care for the children. Empowerment of parents, teachers, and child care providers is Tina’s passion … she brings out the best in adults, so they can bring out the best in children.
Tina is the founder of the Center for the Challenging Child, LLC, in St. Paul, MN, where she shares highly successful techniques to transform challenging behavior in children of all ages. Her book, The Pocket Coach for Parents: Your Two-Week Guide to a Dramatically Improved Life with Your Intense Child which includes the CD, “60 Minutes with Parent Coach Tina Feigal” has earned five-star reviews on amazon.com.
Tina has been featured as NBC affiliate KARE 11 TV’s resident parent coach in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She has also been featured on WCCO TV and WCCO radio in the Twin Cities, along with FM107 radio. Tina has appeared on Sioux Falls, SD’s KELO TV and the Mary Hanson Show via a Twin Cities metro cable TV station, and Mary Treacy O’Keefe’s online radio show. She speaks regularly for a wide variety of conferences, school, community education, church, and service organizations, including Sylvan Learning Center, LearningRx, Prevent Child Abuse America, Miracle Distribution Center, MN School Counselors’ Association, Prevent Child Abuse in Missouri, and MN Association for Children’s Mental Health. She also schedules independent parent coach trainings, available to people throughout the U.S. and other countries via teleconference. Tina is a faculty member at Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN, where she trains future parent coaches, school counselors, and therapists.
Listen to Tina’s message about parent coaching HERE. (Remember to scroll down to her name)