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.