How may we help you?
Things I help parents with:
Kids not listening
Lack of motivation
Fostering independent play
Parental anger/rage issues
Bed time battles
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about working with me!
On The Fitrah
Aslamolaikum! I'm Maryam and I'm so glad you found me!
I can't wait to join you on your parenting journey and help you raise kind and confident children AND become the parent you always wanted to be!
You see, I had my first son after many tears and years of infertility. When you spend that long fantasizing about having a baby, nothing quite prepares you for the reality of actually having one! When I found myself repeatedly frustrated with my sweet little boy; losing my cool and feeling helpless over his big feelings, I knew there had to be a better way to do this!
That’s when my journey of leaving behind the old ways of timeouts and thinking up random punishments began. Since then, I’ve had three more beautiful children alhamduLilah (and an identical set of twins, imagine that!) and needless to say, life has gotten chaotic. But amongst the gorgeous mess of having a big family, I can honestly say I truly enjoy my kids and they know they’re loved and cherished. And I owe it all to the joy of respectful parenting.
Since this way of parenting has brought so much peace and closeness to our family- I HAD to share it with other parents and so The Parent Empowerment Project (TPEP) was founded! I especially wanted to start TPEP in 2018 because I got tired of all the judgement parents get. I realized that what parents need is gentle guidance and support. I've never met a parent who wasn't trying their absolute best. It’s been an honor for me to be able to become a part of so many parents’ journey!
I'm now a certified parent educator from Positive Discipline Association of U.S. and I also have a background in psychology and engineering, AND I'm currently doing my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I'm also obsessed with neuroscience and how the basic understanding of children's brains allows us to have more compassion and empathy for children. In that way, I'm really proud of my work being different from other parent coaches in that I can help you understand your children better by knowing what goes on in their heads- literally!
Since this way of parenting has brought me so much joy, I HAD to share it with others.I’m so glad you found me... I hope I can also help you and your kids enjoy and understand each other better inshaAllah xoxoxo