One-on-one coaching is tailored to individual situations. Discipline tools and encouragement techniques are shared with the parents. The sessions will explore the stages of a child’s growth, and discover how needs change over time. Parenting skills for elementary age children, for parents of teens, single parents and blended families are all available.


Parent Talk Sessions

Curriculum used in the “Parent Talk” sessions include:

Loving Solutions

A curriculum designed for parents of early elementary aged children. It gives many practical examples of how to use discipline effectively. Each session is focused on the balance between love and control while setting clearly defined boundaries. This program has special application to ADD and ADHD issues, and was written for the parents of more difficult children.

Parent Project

This parenting skills program is specifically designed for parents with strong-willed or out-of-control children. We provide parents with practical tools and no-nonsense solutions for even the most destructive of adolescent behaviors. This program is geared toward parents of upper elementary and teenaged children.

Parenting is Heart Work – National Center for Biblical Parenting

This resource from the National Center for Biblical Parenting emphasizes that parenting is not just managing behavior. To effectively raise children who have character, parents need to shape their heart as well.

Boundaries with Kids – Dr Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Authors Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend help us focus on how healthy boundaries grow healthy children. We all need boundaries, adults as well as kids.

The Smart Step Family

Resources from author Ron Deal, a specialist on step/blended families, equip step-parents with useable solutions for everyday living and discipline. The materials help parents balance their extended roles. Special emphasis is given to blended families and their specific needs.

Outside Resource People may be used in the sessions to bring focused experience regarding particular issues such as discipline in blended families or help for single parents as they balance their extended roles.

One-on-One or Couple to Couple coaching is highly recommended. All Parent Talk Sessions are typically two hours in length and the number of sessions will vary with the needs of the parents. Fee is $20 per session.
Call 740-485-5408 for details.

Sessions are located at 107 West Gambier Street, Mt.Vernon, OH 43050

Dale & Janet Anthony

Dale & Janet AnthonyDale and Janet have been surrounded by children in one way or another for over 35 years…and enjoyed it. They added to their own three biological children by adopting two out of foster care. As therapeutic foster parents, they parented 27 children over a period of 6 years, receiving training for severe behavior and anger management, dealing with learning disabilities and helping kids and families work on their relationships. Janet served as children’s director at her church for 10 years and currently works with KidZ at Heart International, teaching leaders how to effectively teach kids according to their developmental skills and their learning styles. Dale teaches elementary children at church, has worked as a school aide and currently works at Mount Vernon Developmental Center. Their free time is spent enjoying their eight grandchildren who give them more opportunities to keep their parenting skills sharp.


“Without discipline, children lack the tools necessary to navigate relationships and challenges in life such as:

  • Self-discipline
  • Respect for others
  • The ability to cooperate with peers”

— Katherine Lee