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4 Steps to Your Best Summer Ever

 Want Your Best Summer Ever?


I can help!

Imagine a summer without...

“Mom! I’m bored,” “Why do we have to...? I don’t wanna...”

Nagging the kids to get off their electronics.

Playing referee 24/7.

Sound too good to be true?

It’s not -- when you know what to do.

Click Below for


You’ll learn how to

Create a joint vision so everyone’s on board

Create order out of chaos with a family calendar visual that tracks it all

Establish summer rules and expectations for happy, harmonious days

Have family meetings so everyone has a voice

So how would it be if …

•your kids wake up every summer morning knowing what to do

•your kids have on-going projects they’re excited about

•your kids have (non-electronic) activities they want to dig into


•you have time for yourself … your mate

•you have fun times spent together as a whole family

•you can slow down and savor the season

CLICK BELOW to find a day/time that works for you.

I’ve tried making a summer plan for my kids before. Your tips for getting kids’ buy in makes me realize that that is probably where I failed before.”
— Katherine C.
I appreciate the practical, real-world things we can easily try out.
— Brad O.
I love the idea of kids learning to be cooperative not for rewards but because ‘Families work together.’
— Antonia O.
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Elisabeth Stitt

Author and award winning parent educator Elisabeth Stitt founded Joyful Parenting Coaching in 2014 to give parents the skills they need to be confident and joyous. Over the course of her 25-year teaching career in the Redwood City School District (California), Elisabeth saw how parents were becoming increasingly isolated and at the same time were coming to parenting with little or no actual hands on experience with kids. Whereas parents used to turn to family and neighbors for models in how to parent, today they have to seek out information and support from professionals.

Through in-person workshops, one-on-one coaching and online webinars, Elisabeth helps parents establish harmonious households so they can have the warm, loving relationships they desire with their kids.

Elisabeth’s book, Parenting as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Joyfully Navigating the Trials, Triumphs and Tribulations of Parenthood, uses anecdotes from her own experience as a mom, single mom, stepmom and teacher to show parents how to use warmth and empathy to stay connected to their kids even when they make the inevitable mistakes we make as parents. The exercises for self-reflection in every chapter give parents an opportunity to parent purposefully with the long view in mind rather than parenting by the seat of their pants, slogging through from day to day. Dr. Denny Coates of Strong for Families praises Elisabeth as “a wise, compassionate woman who [is] one of the most knowledgeable voices among parenting coaches.”