Barb Hatfield

: Certified Life Coach

Expert Overview

As our child grows, it seems like parenting gets harder - it doesn't have to.   I help parents make the transition necessary for raising their emerging adult.
It’s not just our child that is evolving.  A change in the way we parent is needed too as our child gets older and we prepare to launch them into the world.

Sometimes it's just not possible to discuss your struggles with friends or family.   Coaching with me will provide 3 things – (1) a place to completely unload all your struggles and speak openly and honestly without any fear of judgment; (2) sort out the drama from the facts so you know exactly what needs to change; (3) learn how to take your parenting to the next level and build a lasting relationship with your child.

Let your transformation begin. The first step to change is just a phone call away.



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Having launched two children into adulthood, I’ve experienced this too.  I used to find myself  wanting to go back to those "easier" days when I felt in control.  I remember thinking, "it will be so much easier when…."   I noticed the pattern of having new worries that replaced the old worries that I had mastered.   I felt like I was the only parent with these struggles.

For me the high school and college years were filled with even more worry.  I was trying to teach them everything, and prevent them from experiencing any of life’s lessons that I had already learned.  I see now that I was trying to be in control of their life.  I was faced with older children who had their own thinking brains and who learned by doing, not just listening.  I found that my emotional day depended upon how my child was feeling.

I see now that a shift in the way I was parenting was needed.   I didn’t know who I could turn to for an honest, open discussion of how I was really feeling since I felt I couldn’t possibly say my frustrations out loud.   I can help you manage your stress of raising emerging adults; we can make a plan so you can focus on your life too.