I live in Massachusetts with my husband and two children (ages 10 and 12) and work as an educator. I joined GPS in 2017 after it had become clear that I was in way over my head with parenting and all the free internet content I was cherry picking wasn’t working for me.
As a new parent, GPS helped normalize many of my parenting struggles. It also helped me see the damaging effects of shame, and to find enough gentleness for myself to transform shame into insight and empowerment.
The support and community that GPS provided helped me to see that our children give us exactly what we need to finish growing ourselves up. What might feel beyond our capability or seem even disastrous parenting-wise, is, with the right tools and support, part of a powerful process of healing and transformation. Needless to say, I had a lot of growing up to do.
Becoming part of the GPS community was like being re-parented. It taught me to see that there really are no mistakes, only learning. It also convinced me that even if we have regrets, we truly did the best we could with the tools we had and that it’s never too late to transform our relationships with our children.
GPS truly changed my life and the life of my family and since gaining Parent Coach certification in 2022 I am committed to helping others find greater ease and joy on their parenting path. Being a GPS member continually informs my parenting and keeps it a living, evolving practice.
It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot