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Ally Parenting provides you with 22 years of my parent coaching expertise in an easy-to- follow, step-by- step guide toward greater parenting confidence and success.

Organizations and Theories

  • Parents Place in Palo Alto and San Mateo, California offers full services for parents. These include parenting classes about infants through middle-school aged children and parent/child activity groups. To views their wide range of additional services they provide to parents and the community, such as social skills groups, bullying prevention, and child and family therapy, visit their website at
  • Hand in Hand founded by Patty Wipfler ( Parenting by Connection. Patty has written numerous booklets about listening and connecting with children and adults in a way that is not described in other resources. Her approach with children is supported by brain research compiled by Daniel Siegel, M.D. in The Whole Brain Child. Heart to Heart Programs presented by Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. This informative, humorous and lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important topics. Join us for a two-part class developed by Julie Metzger, RN, and Rob Lehman, MD, both from “Great Conversations” in the Seattle, WA area.The classes are either for boys and a male adult or classes for girls and a female adult. Here is the website to find out about these amazing classes. They get booked months in advanced so don’t wait to register.
  • Active Parenting by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. (
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen (https:/
  • The Enneagram– A personality typing system. A fun beginning book is The Enneagram Made Easy by Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele.
  • Multiple Intelligences Theory developed by Howard Gardner who is a Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (
  • Thomas Armstrong has extensively studied this theory and written numerous books based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences (

Support Services for Parents and Children