Kathy Whitham, RN is a Parenting Coach who believes that children thrive when their parents thrive! When parents are at the end of their rope with their child's behavior problems, she provides personal support and concrete, positive parenting tools to help overcome them.
These tools are part of her unique No-Yell Parenting™ model, which involves teaching parents how to speak the language of their children and use love-based solutions, informed by brain science, when behavior problems arise. The parents she’s worked with, who practice No-Yell Parenting™, enjoy fewer power struggles, better relationships and more peace at home.
In 1993 Kathy went through a divorce and found herself a single mom of three children, ages 3, 6 and 12. What she learned along the difficult and bumpy road that followed has led to the incredible relationship she now has with each of her grown children. They were and remain her inspiration for creating Parenting Beyond Words in 2008.
Kathy’s multifaceted coaching style builds on over 30 years as a registered nurse, holistic practitioner and artist, as well as having imperfectly raised her three children to happy, successful adulthood.
According to Kathy, "Connection matters more than perfection!"
Her work is deeply informed by the following :
The Stress Model of Dr. Bryan Post
- A Family Constellation Approach as facilitated by Suzi Tucker and based on the work of Bert Hellinger.
- Additionally, Kathy has done extensive self-study on the impact and effects of stress and trauma on brain development, behavior and emotional regulation.
Kathy's credentials include:
Registered Nurse since 1986 with experience in maternal-child, pediatrics and special needs pediatrics
EFT Level 1,2 & 3 from Carol Look, EFT Master, New York City
Yoga teacher training certification in 2000 from Alison West of Yoga Union
In addition, she has a background in breath work, dance, prenatal fitness and childbirth education.
Parenting Beyond Words celebrates family diversity
and welcomes LGBTQ parents.