Shelby Leigh Milford
: Rediscover Purpose & Connection Coach for Estranged Parents
I help devoted parents to cultivate a closer relationship with their children, while clearly defining & honoring their own loving boundaries. Whether you are estranged, alienated, or just feeling like you are, I help you to rediscover connection with your (maybe not-so) little darlings.
I also help target parents to re-imagine and rebuild their lives following domestic abuse and/or the experiencing the effects of pathogenic parenting. I show them that it's entirely possible to live a purposeful & meaningful life, even while experiencing the grief of missing out on milestones and moments in their children's lives.
If any of the above sounds like you, then I want you to know that you are not alone. Feeling emotionally distant and/or living apart from your child can feel agonizing. Debilitating, even. This is a far cry from what you imagined parenthood would look like. I GET IT.
To add insult to injury, there is a stigma associated with not having a "good" relationship with your own kiddo. This alone has the potential to cause a great deal of shame. Not knowing how to respond when someone asks about your kiddos can often lead to you turning down event invites -- which only compounds the issue -- because now you're lacking connection with your kids and your network!
The story you're telling yourself will determine your level of connection with your child. I work with my clients to become aware of the embedded thoughts and beliefs that are no longer serving their needs, and help them to cultivate and implement a new, more useful narrative.
So whether the current tension is as a result of a loyalty conflict with the other parent, or if this is simply due to a fallout between you and your child, I've got you.
If you are in active litigation, I offer support by helping you to prepare for depositions and custody hearings by becoming poised, direct, and crystal clear in your testimony; delivering your message with purpose and integrity.
Work with Me
You've got options! I currently offer: a.) 1:1 private coaching b.) a monthly membership program c.) a self-study course. I can't wait to meet you!