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Is Your Child Overstimulated?

An overloaded nervous system is the root cause of so many challenges that come along with parenting a Highly Sensitive Child. This quick guide is designed to help you know what to look for and understand how to help. It includes a checklist of signs to look for, and detailed steps you can take to support your child in developing the skills they need to manage their experience independently.

Five Phrases That Will Change the Way You Relate to Your Child

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”
– Peggy O-Mara               
What we say matters, but our language choices are often so deeply ingrained. It can be hard to see how we could improve on our patterns.
That’s why I’ve created this free cheat sheet. These five phrases are an awesome starting point for anyone wanting to upgrade the way they communicate with their children.

Five Reflective Writing Prompts for Parents

Having a daily writing practice can help take your parenting to the next level. It’s a powerful tool for reflection, cultivating compassion, and gaining traction on your own personal growth journey. But actually starting a writing practice can feel overwhelming. Partnered Path’s free writing prompts can help jump-start the process.


Single Parent Sanctuary

I am so excited to announce a special project I’ve had the opportunity to partake in with @KateFurnish! She has created the Single Parent Summit, designed to help all those solo moms and dads out there. If you’re a single parent in need of a little recharge and direction join us by signing up
at https://singleparentsanctuary.com/juliamcgarey/

Featured Blogs

Elmo Vs. The Professor

Many parents go overboard with teachable moments. When it comes to explanations, we need to step off the podium and remember that simple is better.

Let’s face up to the consequences.

How do you teach a child without punishments and rewards? When is it appropriate to use consequences, and what kind of consequences are best?

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About Me

Hi! I’m Julia. As a certified Leading Edge Parenting Coach, I pay particular attention to the challenges of parenting Highly Sensitive Children. I’m a Highly Sensitive Person myself, so I can see both the beauty and the challenges of raising a child who feels things deeply, notices everything, and commits to their plans with unmatched persistence. I also have a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Education from the University of Colorado at Denver.

My first priority is giving parents the tools they need to understand their child’s most challenging behaviors. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them move beyond punishment. I lead parents to non-violent, nourishing, and effective ways of meeting their children’s needs. I believe in empowering parents with the knowledge they need to be their child’s most powerful advocate as they move through school and into adulthood.

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