Mighty Oaks Parenting
Parent Coaching & Support


My work follows the basic principles of Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach: 

  • Strong emotions are healthy. Children learn regulation when adults stay calm in the face of tantrums and meltdowns, and welcome all feelings. We put bounds on behaviors, never on emotions.

  • Respect is the foundation of happy, healthy relationships between adults and children.

  • Children thrive when encouraged to be their authentic selves.

  • Trust in a child's innate competence empowers them to be an initiator and explorer, one who is confident in their actions and decisions.

  • Sensitive observation is the key to being present, slowing down, and truly knowing how to meet a child's needs.

  • In the early years, caregiving time is quality time. These precious moments allow for intimate connection, cooperation, and mutual enjoyment.

  • To maximize learning and growth, children need a safe, appropriately challenging, predictable environment.

  • Refueled by quality caregiving moments, children flourish when given time for uninterrupted play, and the freedom to explore, move, and interact with other infants and toddlers.

  • Consistent rules and routines set us up for success, children and adults alike.

informed by Dear Parent by Magda Gerber, and RIE.org’s Basic Principles.