During 15 years of teaching, I saw a range of maladaptive behaviors (both minor and severe) cause stress in homes and classrooms.
Setting kids and families free of inappropriate behaviors is my passion. There’s nothing I love more than having parents tell me how much happier their homes and routines are after implementing simple, positive behavior modifications.
I became interested in behavior while working in the Early Childhood Programs at the Emory Autism Resource Center in Atlanta in the late 1990s. I provided both in-home client training and school-based interventions for kids with autism and their typically-developing peers.
After earning a Masters of Science in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine, I honed my behavior modification techniques working with students with a variety of exceptionalities such as autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome, emotional behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities. I am certified in early childhood education and behavior disorders, and I am trained in Applied Behavior Analysis.
I left the school system in 2014 to spend more time with my young daughter. Then in 2015 my husband and I launched Boss Parent to share what I’ve learned working with hundreds of children. I want to help kids and parents manage behaviors that impede progress toward becoming functional, independent, and (most importantly) happy.
Through Boss Parent I want to support as many families as possible. But I also provide child behavior consulting to a limited number of clients.