Parent Discussion Groups

There are so many great books and resources available for parents today, but it’s often hard to find time to read them, discuss them, and apply their good ideas. As a former English and social studies teacher and experienced group facilitator, I love reading books and facilitating discussions among people of all ages.

Come join us to read and discuss the following books and topics. You can join us for one or more, as you wish. If you see a book you’d like to explore with a group, set up a Clarity Call and we’ll make a plan together. Explore other books available for discussion groups in Resources.

Upcoming Book Discussion Groups:

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham

The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Working one on one with Amy has been invaluable to our family. With her help, I have become more firm, clear, and confident in my parenting. Before I worked with Amy, my stress level about parenting was on the high end. As a result of working with Amy, my stress level has decreased to a more manageable level. My family routines have greatly improved and I’ve learned to make a more concerted effort in nurturing all of the relationships in our family. I highly recommend Amy Behrens as a parent coach.
Maura, mother of boys ages 6 and 2 in Roslindale, MA
Parent coaching with Amy was a great success for me. Amy has a personality for it: positive, sensitive, and loving with “you can do it” attitude. I was able to speak freely and openly which led to discovery of who I really am, who my children are, and what can we do to make us a more loving and peaceful family. Amy helped me to understand that my children are my little angels present in my life to help me grow and change! I was looking forward to every session after which I had tools in my hands (and my mind) to make small steps towards better relationships within my whole family.
Olga, Newton Parent of 7 & 3 years old
Through the whole coaching process, Amy was the very definition of committed. She was completely focused and engaged, took copious notes, asked highly relevant questions, engaged in dialogue for the sake of discovery and clarification, and then took the time to compose a very detailed and thorough email summary of every single session. I felt supported, heard, and understood every step of the way.
Paul, Father in Brookline, MA