I am fortunate that Noël is my sister. I watched as she developed the Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting and Teaching programs and was very impressed by the effectiveness of these methods. I trained in all aspects of her work, earning my certification in 1978.
As a member of Noël’s team in London, I coached parents in the Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting methods through group trainings, private parent consultations and family learning sessions and eventually served as Deputy Director of the Centre, collaborating with Noel on the development of course materials and resources. Much of that material was later incorporated into Noël’s books, published by Barrington Stoke in England.
In 1991 I founded The Family Learning Center in Arizona, and for the past 20 years I’ve continued to use the “Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting and Teaching” methods in the Southwestern United States and internationally.
I work with parents as a coach and facilitator and with teachers as a trainer and advisor. I tutor students of all ages (from nursery school through graduate school) with a wide range of learning and behavior issues, including special needs. The Family Learning Center offers parent consultations (in person or by telephone), family sessions (at the Center or in the client’s home), academic evaluations, tutoring and school observations. I also continue to work with Noël, especially in California (Los Angeles and the Bay Area).
As part of my commitment to helping young people achieve their potential, I volunteered with Youth at Risk, an international charity for troubled adolescents, and became a course facilitator on staff. I currently volunteer at Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT), which provides equine-assisted therapy for children and adults with a range of disabilities.
I also teach the principles and strategies of organization to parents, students and teachers through my Helping Hands Organizing Service. One popular program is “Organizing for Children and Teens” (room, schedule, backpack, binders, etc.) It has proven highly successful in motivating students and teaching them important life skills.
Before shifting my focus to education, I attended art college. I continue to use my fine arts training to create artwork embodying the high value I place on order, attention to detail and beautiful presentation. My teaching and my parent coaching reflect these ideals as well.
What Noël is for me: sister, trainer, mentor, employer, colleague – inspiration!
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