About Sharon Youngman, M.Ed., C.L.C.

I am a par­ent, teacher and author of the book; “Strengthen Your Parenting Muscle.” I can relate to the nor­mal frus­tra­tions of par­ent­ing. As a teacher I was able to observe var­i­ous par­ent­ing styles in an objec­tive way, learn­ing from each. When I enrolled in a class designed to help teach­ers facil­i­tate respon­si­bil­ity in their stu­dents I had an “aha” moment. It lit­er­ally changed my life because of the impact it had on my fam­ily. I was able to imme­di­ately uti­lize these new skills and saw dra­matic changes. In time par­ents saw the dif­fer­ence in their stu­dents and began talk­ing to me about par­ent­ing issues. There was a great sense of sat­is­fac­tion know­ing that I was now able to extend my influ­ence from the class­room into the home. As the years passed I found myself increas­ingly engaged in the sub­ject of par­ent­ing and how lit­tle we knew when we first became par­ents. I became a cer­ti­fied par­ent­ing and life coach and have been hap­pily sup­port­ing fam­i­lies ever since. Some par­ents  want to smooth out the wrin­kles of par­ent­ing while oth­ers have press­ing con­cerns. I have found that even the most crit­i­cal issues can be eased with a lit­tle expert atten­tion.

There are some explicit skills that under­score the fun­da­men­tals of improved fam­ily rela­tion­ships. Active lis­ten­ing is a skill that any­one can learn. In my opin­ion, it is prob­a­bly the most impor­tant skill in the area of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The appli­ca­tion of nat­ural con­se­quences is another crit­i­cal con­cept. Whether it is applied to desired or unde­sired action, it can fos­ter a life­time of respon­si­ble behav­ior. Using these strate­gies now will help  your child avoid the trou­bling teenage years as they will trust and respect your feel­ings and point of view.

I like to equate hir­ing a par­ent­ing sup­port coach with a per­sonal trainer. You may be in good shape but you want to be in the best shape pos­si­ble. I think we can all agree that being the best par­ent we can be is far more impor­tant than an improved ten­nis game or stronger abdom­i­nals, yet most peo­ple don’t real­ize that ele­vat­ing their par­ent­ing skills can be eas­ily accom­plished with tremen­dous rewards. If you are read­ing this then you have taken that first step. Congratulations.

As we work together I will lis­ten care­fully and respect your unique fam­ily sit­u­a­tion and assist you in mak­ing the changes you want to make. My exten­sive back­ground in fam­ily dynam­ics and child devel­op­ment will pro­vide a foun­da­tion for pos­i­tive growth. As your par­ent­ing skills grow you will see your child’s per­sonal respon­si­bil­ity grow in the home, school and com­mu­nity.

I am com­mit­ted to the growth of happy, kind and suc­cess­ful adults. Unlike other par­ent­ing resources I am able to per­son­ally work with your fam­ily in flex­i­ble envi­ron­ments that best suit your needs. Getting to know you and your chil­dren will enable us to make the most sig­nif­i­cant changes in a short amount of time. I am located in San Diego, California. Let’s work together.

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