St. Joseph Home


Experience the Child in Bloom approach. We start with what is working in terms of your parenting and teaching and then design a plan to help you add positive behavior and learning supports.

Through conversation and observation we establish goals and a plan for parenting or teaching success.

Specific Services:

  • Large Group Presentations
  • Couples Workshops Part 1 or 2
  • Couples Workshops Part 1 or 2
  • Private Couples Workhsops
  • Parenting Party
  • Call Package (great for out of town families!)
  • Book Club
  • Book Talks
  • Recreational Sports Coaches’ Clinic


Who Uses Child in Bloom Coaching:

Families: coaching & observing in your home (including families who have special needs or are gifted)

Churches: designing programs and supports for families

Schools: training and supporting through observation and consultation

Businesses: offering programs for lunch and learns and work balance supports

Child Care Providers: training and supporting through observation and consultation

Single Parents: offering a second perspective and channel of support

Divorced Couples: syncing up your parenting between two homes, observing and teaching in your home

Grandparents: offering support and guidance as to how to help your adult children and their children

Home School Parents: offering training & support in your homeschool setting (education and behavior)

Families from Outside the Midwest Area: phone coaching and possible in person visits

Pediatricians: offering training for physicians, programs for families & info to refer patients to CIB

Moms Groups: offering talks and presentations in large and small group formats

Child Psychologists: offering in home support for families that line up with with their clinical supports



Contact us to find out more details and rates of service. Please do not let finances hold you back from getting the support you need.  We are very willing to make a plan that works within your budget.

Initial consult ($300) training and personalized action plan write up

Initial observation ($300) including: training on the spot, observation of home/family life, family meeting and/or action plan write up

Follow Up Appointments ($100) including: phone or in person coaching sessions (time for write up will be billed at hourly rate)



Speaking Fees:  determined by group/size/corporate or non profit status (Please call for rates and to determine a plan for programming)

Speaking Topics

Overview of Child in Bloom

Look into the various styles of parenting from authoritarian and bossy to permissive and polite and learn how to live Blissfully with your parenting making it balanced, controlled and a garden of all good choice making. Parents will take away some specific tools and ideas that work. Learn what it takes to have children and parents who bloom. Parents will also learn how to peg the behaviors that they want to vanish and begin a process to teach model and practice replacement and new behaviors.

The Child in Bloom Toolbox

Learn several specific tools that teachers use all the time in their class settings and begin to transfer these good ideas to your home life. You will walk away with many ideas and an action plan to implement the ones that make the ones that make the most sense in your life right away.

Remote Control Kids

Help your child and yourself regulate by using the visual reminders straight from your remote control… Fast Forward, Rewind, and more tips and tools to help parents learn to regulate their responses and model and expect this kind of regulation from their children as well.

The ABC’s and Science of Parenting

If you’ve been trying to change a child’s behavior without success you will be glad to know that there is actually a science to behavior and with a little knowledge you can begin to see big changes…Learn what are the most common causes of behavior, what you can do before and afterwards to change the behavior.

Little Kids with Great Big Emotions

Parents will learn how to help their child regulate their emotions, read other peoples expressions and decide upon socially appropriate ways to express and deal with their emotions. We will talk about all those things that get kids all emotional… siblings, friendships, transitions, and overwhelming senses.

Social Skills and Sibling Rivalry

In this talk we will discuss great books and ideas on how parents can get brothers and sisters and their friends to get along and to focus on the love instead of the hate in their love/hate relationships.

The Tech Effect

We will talk about play and move beyond screen time to get our kids out there experiencing their world. We will discuss how to set rules around technology and boundaries around our own model for using tech so that our children know we are always” present” in our parenting. We will also cover parts of a great book we love called The Big Disconnect and discuss how tech is changing our families…

Development… Ages and Stages:

Learn about the best resources out there for parents on their young child’s developing mind and body. We will compare toddlers to tweens and everything in between and we will talk about developmentally appropriate parenting practices across the developmental timelines.

Organizing Play Spaces for Positive Behavior Support

We will pass on everything great teachers know about setting up organized and engaging play spaces. Then, we will share behavior guidelines needed to help support the play.


Learn specific strategies on how to shift kids from event to event and task to task without whining, tantrums and all out brawls.

Social Skills

How do we get along with friends, make friends and keep friends… We will work on teachable lessons for kids on friendship and all the things we assume they know but don’t.

Preschool Behaviors

We will discuss what is typical for Toddlers to PreK kids and how teachers and parents can set up learning situations that foster postive behaviors at home and school.

Best Books for Parents Part 1

We will focus on some of the greatest most popular parenting books out there. Parents don’t need to read the books just listen and chime in to the discussion as the Child in Bloom coach summarizes the best parts and connects it all back to what we already know about Children in Bloom.

Best Books for Parents Part 2

There are so many great books out there for parents but if you read them all you might get overwhelmed… We will help you weed through the best of the best one more time with this talk and you’ll walk away ready to decide which one really matches your needs and parenting style.

Best Children’s Books to Support Positive Behaviors

We will share over 60 of the best picture books for kids in this talk… You’ll walk away with multiple lists of books on feelings, friendships and everything else that stands in the way of good choice making. You will learn how to use books to support your parenting.

Coaching Rec Coaches on how to get teams to behave

Coaches will walk away with real tips and tools to help you teach, model and practice sporting skills. When it comes to making good choices on the field or court your team will be heads above the rest because you first taught them how to behave!

What’s all the fuss? Special Needs, Sensory, ADHD, Dyslexia, and More

This conversation helps parents dig through all the buzz out there on meeting childrens’ special needs. You will not only find out about specific learning and behavior needs but the hoops you might need to jump through to get your child services and support.


Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Pre-12th PTO

Madeira City Schools: Preschool, Elementary and Middle School

Summit Country Day Early Childhood Symposium

Xavier University Families with ASD Symposium

The Learning Through Play Conference

Bethany School

Cincinnati Country Day School

Reading Central Elementary

Fort Thomas Independent Schools

St. Gertrude School

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic School

All Saints Parish Parent Group

Creative Tots Preschool Madeira

The Growing Room Preschool, Madeira

Prince of Peace Preschool, Loveland

Hyde Park United Methodist Preschool

Cincinnati Familly Enrichment Center

MOPS groups around KY and OH

Twins & Multiples Groups around KY & OH

Columbus Dads’ Group

Hyde Park Parent Exchange

St. Barnabas Parish Parenting Workshops

Upper Arlington MOPs Group

Mocha Moms Group: Columbus

The Sanctuary Church Columbus Ohio Parenting Workshops

Balanced Family Columbus

Indian Hill Church

Christ Church Cathedral

Immaculate Heart of Mary School (Anderson Township Ohio)

Young Presidents Organization (Miami, FL and Cincinnati Ohio)

International Nanny Organization (Washington DC)

Heritage Christian Preschool

Friendship United Methodist Preschool

Mount Washington Preschool and Presbyterian Church

MOPs groups all over the Midwest

St. Xavier High School

Mother of Mercy High School

McAuley High School

St. Bernard Catholic School

John Paul II

Trent Montessori (Newport KY)

Proctor and Gamble Young Parent Support Group

Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori

The Gifted Parenting Fair/ Hamilton County Educational Services


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