What is parent coaching?
Parent coaching is responsive support that will help you identify your family’s strengths, understand your parenting challenges and develop tailor-made solutions for your situation. Sessions are less expensive than therapy, can be structured around your schedule, and focus on providing immediate, clear, practical strategies to help you and your family thrive.

Who needs it?
Anyone who is having trouble coping with day-to-day parenting or who needs to address specific parenting challenges.

How will it work? What will it look like?
You can call or email me for a FREE CONSULTATION about my services and /or to set up a telephone coaching session or a home visit. Together, we can determine what type of support is best suited to your needs. In some cases, it may be a one-time “issue specific” session; in other cases, it may be three or more 1-hour sessions to help you clarify your parenting goals and develop healthy strategies to attain those goals. For the first session, I recommend a 90 minute session (at a cost of $135.00 for an in-person visit) so we can exchange relevant information about your child and start working on strategies together right away.

How much will it cost?
$90 / hour for a home visit within a 25-km radius of Ottawa’s centre or $75 / hour for a telephone coaching session. Please arrange telephone coaching sessions in advance by email.

What types of payment are accepted?
Cash, cheque, bank transfer or paypal.

Parent Coaching Sessions

Contact Joanne

My name is Joanne Boyd and my goal is to connect with you and support you in your parenting journey. I’m a Registered Early Childhood Educator / Parent Educator with a Bachelor of Science degree and 20+ years experience in the child and family sector. I can provide mobile in-person services with a 25 km range of Ottawa Centre. Beyond the 25 km range, I charge extra for mileage but am happy to try to accommodate you. I am also available for phone or zoom sessions. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your parenting challenges at 613.793.6618.