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This group is an extension of my mission as the founder of Parent From The Heart.  It has been created to encourage like-minded, wholehearted moms and dads to gather for parent education and support through reflective dialogue, sharing helpful tips and tools along with personal challenges in a non-judgmental environment. We can meet for an "adult-only" discussion in the evening at a private home or public location. We can also gather at a "family-friendly" venue where child care is available in a well-supervised setting during the day.

My overall goal is to create an open, honest forum to promote awareness and mindfulness relevant to nurturing children of all ages with unconditional love, compassion and respect. I hope to inspire both men and women to develop a realistic vision for their family and gain the clarity and confidence needed for implementing this vision.  It does take a village to raise a family.  Growing together and evolving as a couple is a lifelong journey!  Let's recognize the raw feelings and inevitable conflicts as well as the joys and rewards of transitioning to parenthood. It's a life-changing and transformational event!

Over the past decade, I have extended and enhanced my career with additional training and professional development in the areas of family studies, social behavior, positive psychology, mindfulness and relationship counseling with specific attention to the transition to parenthood and it's effects on couples and marriage. Research has shown that there are concrete ways to prepare properly and positively for family life. This will, in turn, create a healthier and happier home environment in which to raise children.

Please share any questions, thoughts and suggestions.  Your feedback is essential to the success of this group!  I do offer FREE phone or Skype coaching sessions so that we can connect and get to know each other better.  Group support is terrific and productive on many levels.  Some may prefer working privately.     

Looking forward to meeting YOU soon!

Warmly, Erika

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