A mother of two; a marriage of 22 years ending in divorce; a new marriage; years of struggling raising two children in this technological age…
Hi, my name is Sue DeCaro.

 

While these descriptors have defined my past, today they are just a part of my journey.

Today, I define myself as a conscious parent, parent coach, educator and conscious living ambassador. Now, you may be asking yourself what do those titles mean, and how did I get there?

As parents, we face great obstacles. From advancing technology, social and academic pressures, drugs and alcohol, and more, the obstacles are endless.

Throughout the years, I was faced with many challenges as a parent. I had two children, both whom were completely different and required different parenting styles.

I had a hard time (as many parents do) knowing what was the “right” thing to do in each situation. The ambiguity was stressful. As the years went on, the struggles grew. What I wanted for my family and what I was doing to get us there was definitely not working. As my oldest daughter hit her teens, I was underwater, constantly trying to swim against a very strong current and getting nowhere. Going from one therapist to another, I kept searching for the answers and a different way to parent, but not finding any solutions.

Having exhausted many home options, I enrolled my oldest daughter in a therapeutic boarding school to help her learn skills and coping strategies to manage life’s challenges. While she was there, I attended parenting weekends. During one of the meetings, I heard about parent coaching and something clicked inside of me.

As time went on, I learned more and more about parenting and myself. I began to focus on who I was and what I was bringing to my daily parenting practices as opposed to how my children were behaving. I was slowly learning that parenting was about me – my behavior, my reaction and non-reactions, not my children. Then I learned about The Parent Coaching Institute. This was my opportunity to go back to school to earn a Masters Level Certification in Parent Coaching through the PCI and Seattle University, an intensive year long learning process.

The schooling offered me a greater chance to look within. I was able to focus on myself, my own triggers, and the unresolved issues from my childhood. These patterns were unconsciously being repeated and not benefiting my children. I began to change these patterns, communicate in a more thoughtful way, remove judgment from my behavior, accept my children for who they are, not who I wanted them to be.

Being a more conscious parent has taught me so much about myself as well as offered me an opportunity to change and grow to be the parent that each of my children needs to mature. I am thankful that I now have the opportunity to support parents as they face life’s every day parenting challenges.

Sue Decaro : Bio

As a PCI Certified Parent Coach® who has obtained Parent Coaching Certification®, Sue DeCaro works with families helping them navigate through life’s daily parenting challenges.

She assists parents in creating more harmony, connectedness, boundaries, discipline, and confidence through her coaching expertise. Sue’s support enables parents to discover what it is they want and guides them in how to get there.

Sue has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware. She is a PCI Certified Parent Coach®, having completed extensive training in the graduate level certification program offered through the Parent Coaching Institute in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University.

As the parent of two daughters, Sue has experienced problems similar to those many families face today. As parents, we and our children are faced with many obstacles including, endless technology, social and media pressures, academic pressures, drugs and alcohol, sibling rivalry, discipline issues, and family time.

Sue has worked with families whose ability to function is somewhat jeopardized by one or more of these challenges. In each case, she has helped families take advantage of their strengths to reshape family interactions in a positive way. Sue’s training as a parent coach combined with her own family’s experiences enables her to approach every client with empathy and to craft a tailored approach to achieve their goals.

Sue’s mission is to help bring more laughter, love, and enjoyment to your home life.

Education & Credentials

– PCI Certified Parent Coach® – The Parent Coaching Institute

– Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware

If you would like to discuss how we can work together, please contact me today

**free initial consultations are available