“In-Sync”: The Power of Tribe – A Perspective on Giftedness

This piece was written as a part of IG's Writing Month, and will appear in the upcoming IG Writing Month Compilation: Embracing the Gifted Quest   An Outside-the-Box Definition of Giftedness Mothers of gifted “plumb the depths of the gifted experience” (to borrow...

No Fear Parenting

I am the mother of two adult gifted daughters as well as a social worker and parent coach….and I’ve recently conducted a study of mothers of gifted daughters, interviewing 43 mothers and 20 adult daughters. As part of this study, I’m trying to stay current with the...

Positive Parenting Disintegration

The speaker at the Mothers’ Symposium at Stanford University in 2009 touched a nerve. Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen, stated that her whole life seemed to start shortly after her daughter was born but the one word that stuck in her mind after giving birth...

Hello & Welcome…

I’m so happy we have found each other!

 
My name is Lea, and I’ve worked with families for over 30 years as a social worker, parent coach and researcher, but my most rewarding and challenging job EVER was raising my two daughters (now in their 30’s). As a mother of gifted children, I felt like I was basically “flying blind” trying to meet their unique educational, social and emotional needs. It is now my mission to let you, as a parent of a gifted daughter, know that you’re not alone, that parenting gifted girls is an incredibly special experience and can be very fulfilling but also, at times, extremely challenging, and that, working together, we can achieve your parenting ideals. My goal is to empower you as a parent, create more joy on your parenting journey, and, through our collaboration, help your daughter thrive.

I invite you to learn more About Me and the work I do, how we can work together, and read some (hopefully) helpful information and resources that I share on my blog. If you would simply like to reach out and discuss an issue related to parenting gifted daughters, I’d be happy to schedule a free 20-minute conversation. Thank you again for stopping by, I look forward to meeting you!

~ Lea

Services

Individual Coaching

Parent coaching involves developing a supportive relationship in which we collaborate to help your parenting goals become a reality.

Small Group Coaching

For small groups of parents of gifted children who can gather either in person or over a Telebridge line for a 60-minute group conversation.

Presentations & Workshops

Presentations or workshops are available for groups of parents (and/or professionals serving gifted individuals) upon request.

Praise from Parents

“Lea’s coaching was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself as a mother. Her presence is like having a fairy godmother for the parenting journey, except she’s a fairy godmother with some very practical real-world suggestions to go along with her support of her clients’ personal growth. Without her influence, we would still be wondering why our highly gifted child (IQ above the 99.9th percentile) was struggling to fit in within a traditional academic setting. Lea set me on an amazing journey of discovery in navigating the landscape of parenting a bright, creative, spirited daughter.”

 

~ Mother of 9 year-old daughter

“I wanted to thank you again for all your support and love especially during the trying times of my cancer treatments. You came into my life to practice your coaching skills and you helped keep me afloat during one of the most difficult times of my life. I will never forget the joy and laughter we managed during those sessions. You have been an inspiration and tear catcher. I will always be grateful to you.”
 

~ Mother of two young adults
Maui, HI

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking me on as a coaching client. You helped me do some soul searching to decide who I wanted to be as a person as well as a parent. You guided me along through many rough spots and always were a sympathetic ear when I described my many problems and issues. I believe you truly have a gift..you are a great listener and offer very sound, constructive advice.”
 

~Mother of two elementary school age children
Menlo Park,CA

No Fear Parenting

I am the mother of two adult gifted daughters as well as a social worker and parent coach….and I’ve recently conducted a study of mothers of gifted daughters, interviewing 43 mothers and 20 adult daughters. As part of this study, I’m trying to stay current with the...

read more

Positive Parenting Disintegration

The speaker at the Mothers’ Symposium at Stanford University in 2009 touched a nerve. Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen, stated that her whole life seemed to start shortly after her daughter was born but the one word that stuck in her mind after giving birth...

read more