Elisabeth Stitt is the author of Parenting as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Joyfully Navigating the Trials, Triumphs and Tribulations of Parenthood (https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Second-Language-Navigating-Tribulations-ebook/product-reviews/B01CEU5R7E/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent) and the founder of Joyful Parenting Coaching. Before that she was a teacher in the Redwood City School District (Redwood City, CA) for 25 years–mostly English and Language Arts to mostly middle school students. In addition to her interactions with thousands of students and parents, Elisabeth is the the mother and step-mother to three adult children.
Known for her wisdom and warmth and sheer love for all things kid, Elisabeth is especially gifted at getting parents to tap into their own inner child, so they can do more than just go through the motions of parenting. After reflecting on the shift in parents over the last twenty-five years from more or less confident they were doing okay to isolated and anxious, Elisabeth founded Joyful Parenting Coaching (www.elisabethstitt.com) in 2014.
Elisabeth’s mission is to support parents in getting the skills they need to restore their confidence as parents and their enjoyment in the role. Parents think they should just know how to parent naturally, but that is just not true: Parenting has always been taught in social/family groups. People not only had to help with childcare when they were young, they had lots of people around “speaking the language of parenting” to provide models when they became parents themselves.
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