I am delighted that you are visiting. It is my hope to be a resource for you and to inform your parenting in the way that best meets your needs.
Parenting is hard work, but it is also the most rewarding work when we feel equipped to do the right thing and supported in our decisions. I offer a variety of services designed for varied needs. If my offerings do not seem to match what you are looking for, please consider reaching out to me. I know we can find a solution that is right for you.!
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Self Care First.
Not unlike when the airline attendant reminds us to "place your own mask over your face before helping your children," we parents MUST remember to care for ourselves in order to best care for our children.
Caring for the "self" can take on many forms and will differ from parent to parent, person to person. Self-care is any activity that renews, refreshes, and refuels. Practicing self-care regularly, is our best defense against common parenting crises. In addition, having sensory reminders at the ready, aids us in those moments when we need quick relief in a parenting crisis! ...
In her role as Director of St. Mark's Cathedral Preschool, Lauren led the school with a special awareness of whole family needs. While the children were at the center of the work, Lauren established an environment and focus that helped families meet the challenges of preschool years--from working with the school community to finding various resources to coping with a death in the family. Whether an issue related to scheduling, Kindergarten applications, communications, some hilarious, unexpected turn of events, or other, Lauren was a real partner and friend in teaching us to stay aware, laugh, and take care of ourselves. Thanks, Lauren!
Lauren is a rare gem who has dedicated her life to those of our children and in accordance with that now brings her expertise to the benefit of parents, teachers, coaches - anyone working with children - to help us be the best we can in looking after our future. If you've a need or opportunity to learn from Lauren, do not hesitate to call upon her services. It is bound to be one of the best moves you could make on behalf of you and your children.
- J. Gargiulo