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Online Parent Coaching and Consultation

Your Trusted Partner As You Navigate Parenthood

Get effective positive parenting tools and answers to your questions from a pediatric expert.

 Affordable, Expert Parenting Support When You Need It!

Offering Online Parent Coaching &  Consultations 

We serve parents across the U.S. and English-speaking clients worldwide.

No long-term commitment. Only pay for what you need. 

50 minutes - $125

Affordable payment options available. Click here to send us a message and we will send you more information.

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Here's what you can expect.

Support you can trust, without the wait.

This means you'll have guidance from a pediatric parenting specialist (see coach info. below).  It's easy to schedule your video session and simple to sign up. Whether you’re at home or at work on your lunch break, schedule a time that’s convenient for you. Appointments available usually within 2 business days.

What We Offer

Parent Coaching 

Tackle common parenting challenges and tough topics.

Parent coaching is your go-to resource for quickly getting specific strategies and skills to handle various parenting situations. Whether you're facing challenges with communication, boundary-setting, screen-time or homework battles, school issues, behaviors, or empowering and supporting your child through a current situation, we can help.  

Based on the principles of positive, mindful, and connected parenting, our parenting coaching sessions are a great way to elevate your parenting and add to your parenting toolkit. You'll come away from our sessions armed with mindful tips, scripts, and effective strategies and solutions to confidently understand and resolve common parenting struggles. You'll be able to apply them right away, in your everyday interactions with your child and begin to welcome more joy and harmony intro your parenting journey.

Parent Consultations

When you're feeling stuck or you want a new perspective.

Parent Consultations provide quick, problem-focused solutions. Gain targeted support for a specific parenting challenge or question. Consultations are ideal for getting resources, or for gaining quick insights on particular issues, guidance on finding services, determining what help your child or family might need, getting expert feedback on how you're addressing a particular issue, or help on preparing your child for something new.

Not sure which one you need?  

That's okay, just schedule your appointment and we can figure it out together.

Let's meet.

We're here to support you. Let's connect and get started.

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Meet your parent coach. 

Michelle Rigg, LCSW, RPT

Parent Consultations and Parent Coaching sessions are scheduled with Michelle Rigg, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. She has over 30 years of experience working with kids, teens and their families.  She has held diverse roles, including Social Worker, Caseworker, Play Therapist, Psychotherapist, State Adoption Director, Vocational Rehab Worker for youth/adults with disabilities, Residential Treatment Director, Parent Educator, and Parenting Coach.  She has guided hundreds of families through a wide array of unique circumstances and challenges. 

How to Get Started


First, contact us HERE to schedule your session.

In preparation for your initial session, we'll send you a questionnaire you can fill out online to help us learn more about your needs.


Next, we'll meet virtually at your scheduled time.

During our 30-minute online session, we'll discuss your questions and provide you with support for your parenting concerns.


Schedule additional sessions as needed.

If you want to meet again, it's super easy! We love working families and helping them meet their parenting goals.

Discover Ways To:

Increase cooperation

Strengthen connection with your child and in your family

Encourage strong emotional skills

Cultivate resilience

Lay the foundation for good mental health

Weather the storms when times are tough

Talk about tough topics with your child

Foster mindfulness in your child and your parenting

Nurture your child's self-esteem, navigate tantrums, foster empathy, and more!

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Common Parenting Concerns

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Here's some of the questions we get from other parents.

Parent consultation sessions can help you figure out things like:

  • How do I know if my child needs therapy (or OT, PT, ST, psychiatry, psychologist, etc.)?
  • How do I find the right type of service for my child? Where do I even start?
  • How do I talk to my child about starting therapy?
  • How do I use my insurance for services?
  • How do I talk to my pediatrician/school/therapist/provider about ___________________?
  • What do I do if my child's development doesn't seem to be on track?

Parent coaching sessions can support you on issues related to:

Decreasing Challenging Behaviors

Find ways to improve cooperation with your child or teen. Learn practical techniques to handle tantrums, defiance, and communication issues. Receive easy-to-follow guidance on building better relationships and reducing conflicts at home.

  • "How do I handle my child’s tantrums and outbursts?"
  • "What can I do when my child refuses to listen or cooperate?"
  • "How can I talk to my child/teen so they understand me better?"
  • "How can I get my child to do what I ask without a fight?"
  • "What should I do when my child gets really mad or aggressive?"
  • "Could something else be causing my child's negative behavior?"
  • "How do I keep calm when my child is acting up?"
  • "How can I set limits for my child over screen time without always causing arguments?"
  • "How do I get my child to do other things besides playing video games/watching tv?"
  • "What should I do if my child becomes resistant or defensive when I try to limit their screen time?"
  • "I struggle with setting boundaries for my child. How can I establish clear rules and consequences, especially when we are starting with none?"
  • I'm feeling stressed about my child's behavior.  How do I decrease/increase/get my child to do ________________________?

Tackling Tough Topics

Get essential parenting guidance to navigate challenging conversations with your kids. Whether it's addressing anxiety, bullying, divorce, grief, or other sensitive subjects, we're here to provide the support and resources you need. You'll learn effective strategies for communicating with your children about difficult topics and meeting their specialized needs with confidence and compassion.

  • "How do I talk to my child about _____________ (bullying, divorce, etc.)?"
  • "What's the best way to help my child who's feeling sad or anxious?"
  • "How can I explain difficult topics like death or illness in a way my child can understand?"
  • "What if my child asks me something I don't know how to answer?"
  • "Are there books or resources that can help me explain tough topics to my child?"
  • "How do I know if my child is ready to talk about a tough subject?"
  • "What if my child gets upset during our conversation?"
  • "Is there a way to make these conversations less scary for my child?"
  • "How do I show my child I'm here for them no matter what?"
  • "What if I'm feeling overwhelmed or unsure about talking to my child about a tough topic?"

Boosting Your Child's Mental Health

Discover tools for nurturing your child's mental wellness. From cultivating a growth mindset to practicing mindfulness, you'll have resources that promote resilience and help your child or teen develop good mental health. During your sessions you can learn how to equip your child with the skills and mindset needed for strong mental health and overall well-being.

  • "Does my child need therapy?"
  • "How can I help my child feel more confident and positive?"
  • "Are there things I can do to reduce my child's stress and worries?"
  • Our family is going through a major transition (such as divorce, moving, etc.). How can I help my child adjust?
  • "What's the best way to teach my child to work through it and not give up when things get tough?"
  • "How do I encourage my child to think positively and believe in themselves?"
  • "Are there activities or games that can help my child relax and stay calm?"
  • "What can I do to support my child's mental health every day?"
  • "How can I tell if my child is struggling with their mental health?"
  • "What should I do if my child seems sad or anxious?"
  • "How do I talk to my child about their feelings and emotions?"
  • "Are there resources or programs that can help my child build good mental health habits?"

Nurturing Parent-Child Connection

Building a strong bond with your child is essential for their mental health, emotional well-being and your relationship. Discuss practical strategies and techniques to nurture and strengthen the parent-child connection. From fostering open communication to creating meaningful rituals and special, playful moments together, you'll find ways to understand your child's needs, validate their emotions, and create a safe and supportive environment where they feel valued and understood. Build a deeper connection with your child at any age-from infants to toddlers, teens and in-between. 

  • "How do I get closer to my child while still keeping rules?"
  • "How can I connect with my child/spend more time with them, especially with our busy schedules?"
  • "What are some ways to get my child to open up and share their thoughts and feelings with me?"
  • "Are there specific activities or games that can help us bond as a family?"
  • "What should I do if I feel like my child is pulling away or not connecting with me?"
  • "How can I make sure my child feels loved and valued even during challenging times?"
  • "Are there daily routines or rituals that can strengthen our bond?"
  • "What can I do to build trust and understanding with my child?"
  • "How do I show my child that I'm there for them, no matter what?"
  • "How can I improve communication and connection with my child?

Supporting Sibling & Family Relationships 

Family and sibling relationships play a crucial role in a child's development, shaping their social skills, emotional intelligence, and sense of belonging. Parent coaching can provide you with the tools and guidance you need to nurture thriving relationships among your children and within your entire family. We will help you cultivate strong and harmonious connections within your family.

  • What are some ways to respond when my child complains that things aren't fair in our family/with their sibling?"
  • "How do I help my kids get along better and care for each other?"
  • "What can I do when my kids seem to be constantly fighting or arguing?"
  • "How do I make sure each of my children feels loved in our family?"
  • "How can I get my kids to work together?"
  • "What if one of my children feels like they're not as important as their siblings?"
  • "How can we create fun things to do together as a family?"
  • "What should I do if my kids can't solve a problem on their own?"
  • "What do I do if one kid feels jealous or left out?"
  • "How can I make sure everyone feels happy and respected in our family?"
  • “How can we build strong relationships between step-siblings/or with my stepson/daughter?"
  • "How do I navigate differences in parenting styles between myself and my partner or ex-partner?"
  • "What are some way to help my child bond with me as their foster or adoptive parent?"
  • "How can I address questions or concerns my child may have about their birth family? How do I handle sensitive topics related to adoption or fostering with my child?"
  • "How can I handle (behavioral challenge) related to my child’s past trauma/experiences?"
  • We are going to adopt/foster.  How should we prepare our kids and ourselves for this big change?
  • How can my partner/ex-partner get on the same page about our child?
  • How do I help my child transition from their other parent's home with different rules after a visit.

Guidance for School-Related Issues

Find assistance for various school-related challenges, including motivation, low academic performance, difficult behaviors in the classroom, homework battles, and school refusal. We offer practical guidance and strategies to help your child thrive academically and socially. Explore our resources to empower both you and your child to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

  • "How can I motivate my child to do better in school when they seem disinterested or unmotivated?"
  • "What strategies can I use to help my child improve their grades?"
  • "How do I handle complaints from school/teachers about ________ (difficult behaviors) my child is exhibiting at school?"
  • "What can I do to decrease our homework battles and make homework time less stressful for us?"
  • "How do I support my child who is refusing to go to school?"
  • "How do I find help for advocating for my child's needs with their teachers and school staff?"
  • "How can I help my child make friends at school?"
  • "What resources or additional support services available to help my child succeed in school?
  • "How do I know if my child is being bullied at school, and what should I do?"
  • "What can I do to help my child cope with the effects of bullying, such as low self-esteem or anxiety?"

Skill-Building to Prepare Your Kids for Life 

We are empowering parents with the knowledge and tools to raise resilient, capable, and independent children. Intentional parenting goes beyond just meeting the immediate needs of your children; it involves equipping them with essential life skills that will serve them well into adulthood. Discover practical strategies, proven techniques, and expert guidance to foster skill-building and independence in your children. 

  • "Is it okay to allow my children to stop doing activities they've started if they're not enjoying them or don't want to continue?"
  • "At what age should I start assigning chores to my child, and how do I determine age-appropriate tasks?"
  • "What are the benefits of giving my child an allowance, and how much should I give?"
  • "Should allowance be tied to completing chores, or should it be separate?"
  • "Am I expecting too much/too little from my child?"
  • "What specific life skills should I focus on teaching my child, and at what age should I start?"
  • "How can I help my child develop effective communication and problem-solving skills?"
  • "How can I encourage my child to take initiative and responsibility for their own tasks and decisions?"
  • "What role should I play in guiding my child's exploration of interests, careers, colleges, etc. as we think about life beyond high school?"
  • "How can I encourage my child’s independence while still setting boundaries and providing support and guidance?"
  • "What should I do if my child seems resistant or uninterested in learning life skills?"
  • "How can I monitor and track my child's screen time to make sure they are safe?"
  • "How much screen time is too much for my child, and how can I set reasonable limits?"
  • My child is leaving the nest and I'm struggling.  How can I prepare him/her and myself?


Enhancing Social-Emotional Development

Social-emotional skills are essential for building healthy relationships, managing emotions, and thriving in various life situations. Find resources, actionable strategies, and expert advice to help your child develop strong social skills, emotional intelligence, and resilience. From fostering empathy and communication to teaching self-regulation and coping strategies, we can provide the tools and techniques to support your child's holistic development and prepare them for success.

  • "How can I tell if my child is having a hard time with their feelings, and what can I do to help?"
  • "What are some easy ways to teach my child about feelings and how to talk about them?"
  • "How do I help my child make friends?"
  • "How can I help my child learn to share and get along?"
  • "What should I do to help my child when they're upset or mad?"
  • "How can I help my child feel comfortable talking about their feelings with me?"
  • "How can I help my child/teen who is having problems with other kids at school/in the neighborhood/on the bus, etc.?"
  • "How do I help my child learn how to be a good friend?"
  • "How do I make sure my child knows they can always talk to me about anything?"
  • How do I support my child through _________________________?

Taking Care of Yourself

We're committed to supporting parents in prioritizing their own well-being amidst the demands of parenthood. As a parent, it's easy to prioritize the needs of your children and neglect your own self-care. However, taking care of yourself is essential for maintaining physical health, emotional well-being, and overall happiness. Parent coaching can help you identify practical strategies, and receive expert guidance to help you prioritize self-care, manage stress, and nurture your own physical, emotional, and mental health. From establishing healthy boundaries to practicing mindfulness and practicing self-compassion, to managing anxiety, and reparenting, parent coaching sessions can provide the tools and techniques to help you thrive as a parent and role model self-care and mental wellness for your children.

  • "There’s always so much to be done. How can I prioritize taking care of myself without feeling guilty about taking time away from my children/home?"
  • "What are some practical self-care activities I can incorporate into my daily routine, even with a busy schedule?"
  • "How do I set boundaries to protect my own time and energy as a parent?"
  • "Are there strategies for managing stress and preventing burnout while juggling so many demands of parenthood?"
  • "How do I navigate feelings of overwhelm and anxiety as a parent?"
  • "What are some mindfulness techniques I can use to stay present and reduce stress?"
  • "I’m really hard on myself. How can I overcome feelings of guilt, regret, or inadequacy as a parent?"
  • "How do I take care of my own mental health while parenting a child with mental health needs?"
  • "How can I model healthy self-care habits for my children and teach them the importance of prioritizing their own well-being when we are all so busy?"

Have More Questions About Parent Coaching or Consultations?

Check out the FAQ section below or contact us.

Can I bring my child to parenting coaching sessions? 

The type of coaching provided is designed to work with parents directly and promote positive behavioral change while nurturing a strong parent-child connection. As such, these sessions are usually not meant to involve your child but to help you cultivate practical, successful strategies that you can use with your child or teen at home and school. 

Can I use parent coaching or consultation time if my child or myself are in crisis?

Parent coaching and consultation is not for dealing with emergencies or a family crisis. Instead, it's about giving parents tools to handle everyday situations better, promoting ongoing growth and strengthening the family. For mental health emergencies, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

How is coaching different than therapy? 

Coaching provides solution-focused support on specific issues and is present problems and solutions for the future. Therapy addresses mental health concerns and may focus on exploring present emotions regarding past events, and typically addresses symptoms related to a mental health diagnosis. If it's determined that you or your child would benefit from therapy, we can offer you referrals to therapists in your area. 

I’m worried that even if parent coaching proves effective now, my child's behaviors will regress down the line. 

Life is an adventure, filled with twists and unexpected turns. While you and your child or teen can get better at managing new challenges and experiences that come your way, you cannot predict the challenges you may face in their future. It is not possible to anticipate the most effective means for helping with every potential situation. Many families find that “check-ins” or “booster” sessions down the road can help them to adapt as their family's needs evolve as their child(ren) grow and encounter new challenges. We are here to support you as your child gets older and will work with you to target issues that may develop over time. 

What is the commitment? 

During your initial call we will talk about what's going on in your family, and what you're hoping to gain from your session.  We will explore the ways in which we may be able to help.  There's no obligation to continue. 

The cost of this 50-minute virtual session is $125.  If we decide to continue meeting, then you can schedule future coaching sessions in 50 minute increments. Payment is due at the time of session booking. Fees are non-refundable. Interested, but concerned about the cost? Click here to send us a message and we'll send you a link with affordable payment options.

How many sessions do I need? 

Everyone is different. While the tips and strategies can be instantly implemented following a single session, most parents we work with tend to experience significant growth and improvement following several meetings, especially for more complicated situations, such as parenting an anxious child, adoptive cases,  blended families, or significant behavioral challenges. In these situations, more sessions may be needed. For parents interested in 5+ parent coaching sessions, please ask us about session bundles and discount offerings. 

How frequently would we need to meet? 

If you choose to do more than one session, then you decide what frequency works best for you. It could be every week or every other week, or even once a month, depending on the extent of the issue and how much implementation time you want to have between sessions. In our experience, every week or every other week works best when you’re just getting started with coaching. 

Can I use insurance for parent coaching or parent consultations? 

Parent Coaching and Parent Consultations are typically not covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider for more information.

Can I use my HSA card to pay for Parent Coaching or Parent Consultations? 

Potentially. Every plan is different, so you would need to ask your provider directly. If you have an HSA, check with your provider to confirm if your HSA account can cover coaching costs. 

Is parent coaching completely confidential? 

Yes, we would only give out information if you specifically authorize us to do so or if there was a safety concern.

Do you offer parent coaching services in specific locations?

We offer parent coaching and consultations nationwide across all 50 states. 

International coaching available in English.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

How do I prepare for a virtual parent coaching session? 

Find a quiet/private place - ideally not at work.  Don't be driving in a car, confirm a stable internet connection, and bring your questions. 

Meet your parent coach. Michelle Rigg, LCSW, RPT

Currently, all Parent Consultations and Parent Coaching sessions are being scheduled with Michelle Rigg, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. She has over 30 years of experience in social work, psychotherapy, and play therapy. She has guided hundreds of families through a wide array of unique circumstances.

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