Work with Me
Programs for For parents of emotionally intense, strong-willed children
January – JUNE 2024
You’re in the right place if:
✨ You dreamt about becoming a parent— but life doesn’t feel like a dream.
✨ You love your child(ren) but often feel like you’re failing them.
✨ You listen to parenting podcasts, read all the books and blogs but still go to bed at night feeling badly about how you handled the day’s challenges.
✨ Your marriage is falling apart because your partner won’t listen to you (or listen to the podcasts, read the books, etc.)
✨ Your work performance is suffering because your home life is sucking up all of your energy.
✨ You want to be a better parent to your child(ren) than you grew up with… if only you knew how.
✨ You feel like you’re failing your family and yourself.
“Hi Melissa!!! Thanks so much for Sunday! It went much better than I anticipated. My husband was reluctant but he came out with an open mind. My daughter already asked me if she can do meetings with you privately. I’m so glad she likes you, I think it’s probably nice to feel like someone gets her. Thanks again!”
“Melissa, I will always be grateful for the way you helped me understand my wonderful, sensitive son. I had a personal awakening.”
“Melissa, thank you SO much!! My daughter and I are doing much better. I am much more aware and understanding of her sensitivity, and have learned to “let go” and trust she makes choices and reacts the way she does for her own survival. After our conversations, I have come to terms more with the fact that what I see with her is merely a sketch of the full portrait of what is to come and to just trust it will be fantastic. My perspective has been changing, and that is the best anyone could ask for. To be open minded and free of anxiety to let her grow to her full potential. Thank you for giving me the confidence to understand that! I know the road ahead will not be smooth, but the final destination will be worth it, I know it!”
“Melissa, so much has been moving forward. Our conversations and your encouragement and heart has been so beneficial to my parenting. Sending you lots of love and appreciation!”
“Melissa, thank you again for your time and all your helpful advice. You helped me see my daughter through new eyes.”
“Melissa, your insight has been amazing! Thank you for being a guiding light for my husband and for me.”
Monthly Zoom Calls
Twice each month we gather on Zoom where you’ll receive personal coaching from Melissa Schwartz in every group call to help you identify hidden blocks, implement customized strategies and become the parent you dreamed of being.
Calls are Mondays or Thursdays, 9:00am-10:30am or 4:00pm-5:30pm Pacific Time (Melissa lives in California) starting January 15th or 18th.
You will be assigned to your group in early January.
Yes, all of these calls are recorded for you.
Each participant is gifted a 60-minute private coaching session with Melissa to take a dive deep into anything that feels too vulnerable to express in a group setting and/or help you meet your goals for our work together.
on call nurturing
You will have daily access to Melissa in our private Facebook group Monday-Friday to keep you supported and moving forward.
You’ll get access to the content of any live programs I run during the 6 months (as well as all of my past programs) so you can take a deeper dive into any area that speaks to you. (These programs are a $1,200+ value!)
Plus! Special surprise guest workshops!!
About Your Coach
Melissa Schwartz was born an intense, sensitive, empathic, power seeker. She is a respected expert in the field of Highly Sensitive Children and brings clarity, personal experience and compassion for parents raising HSCs. Her intuitive ability to decode misbehavior and her passion for giving a voice to the legitimate needs of children naturally evolved into becoming the co-creator of Leading Edge Parenting and co-author of Authentic Parenting Power and Rico the Race Car: Rico’s Bumpy Week. She is an internationally acclaimed author, coach and public speaker bringing new perspective based on current research to transform the field of child development.
As three time host for The Shift Network’s “Sensitives, Intuitives and Empaths Summit”, Melissa has taught over 200,000 people how to reparent their inner highly sensitive child, to identify (and heal) their core wounds and why trauma may be more intense for sensitive people than others. She has spoken at 50+ professional conferences and helped over 1,000 families around the world shift their sensitive children’s challenging behavior from “too much, too intense and too reactive” to uniquely, boldly perfect.
Melissa and her family (including highly sensitive dog, Maggie, and flock of chickens) live in Southern California. She is a Stanford University alumna and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this effective for children that are strong-willed or defiant? My child was diagnosed with ODD.
YES! These programs are perfect for parents with persistent, strong-willed, firey children. You’ll learn the secrets to get them to cooperate without dimming their spark or using threats, punishment, shame or guilt.
What ages of children do you work with?
Melissa’s work is for parents with children of all ages. The concepts you’ll learn will work for toddlers to teens and you’ll get customized application and specific tools for your child(ren.)
Melissa works directly with children aged 7+.
Does my spouse need to participate?
If your family is in crisis, your spouse does need to be an active participant.
If you are in maintenece mode, or looking to enrich your own toolbox and deepen your personal understanding, it is not necessary for your spouse to participate.
I've tried everything and nothing has worked. How will this be different?
Melissa has been coaching families of emotionally intense, strong-willed, highly sensitive children for over a decade on 6 continents. Her approach has changed the lives of thousands of families!
You’ll have her holding your hand as you address immediate concerns, create and implement a family plan and gradually make changes to achieve longterm shifts to have the family dynamic of your dreams.
Congratulations! This is a most wonderful investment in your family and in your child’s future. You are choosing to create a healthy emotional legacy for generations to come!
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