A parent's hopes and dreams are shaken when they receive negative news about their child or they feel disconnected from their child.
Working with Funari Parent Coaching will help you regain hope as you will be attending to what matters most ~ your child.
What is Funari Parent Coaching?
Funari Parent Coaching - offers guidance and support for parents who are feeling lost or hopeless. Whether your child is struggling in school, socially or with behavioral challenges or you feel disconnected from your child, I would be honored to coach you. I will help you gain clarity about your parenting style, needs and core values while also discovering your child's strengths and needs in the current situation. I will share my knowledge about positive parenting skills and strategies to inspire you to grow. Together, we will decide where to apply and practice positive techniques to build your child's self-esteem, sense of responsibility, and respect for self and others. I will also encourage you to take care of your self so you can be at your best as a parent. My goal is to empower you to create the relationships and home environment you truly desire for your family.
I am a passionate advocate for parents and believe they have the most challenging job in the world. Being a parent means your heart is forever connected to your child's heart. When your child is struggling, you experience fear and constant worry. When your relationship with your child is strained, you feel a profound loss. No matter what obstacles stand in your way currently, I strongly believe there is always hope for a better future. There is tremendous power in the parent-child bond of love. Parents often tell me they have read books about raising children and received plenty of advice from well-meaning friends and relatives, yet they question the right direction to take with their family. I offer parents a personalized, positive approach based on their core values and their child's age and stage of development. When we are closely connected with our children, we can have the greatest impact as parents. The positive changes we make around our attitude, values and priorities serve as powerful models for them to emulate. As we grow, they grow.
I offer clients compassionate listening skills, supportive inquiry-based coaching, proven positive parenting skills and strategies, and a collaborative approach for reaching your goals for your family. I believe parents, who keep hope alive, know their children’s strengths and needs, and work collaboratively with the school and other key people in the child's life, can position their child to achieve great things. I have felt the joy that comes when a parent and child share a close connection based on mutual respect and a desire to grow to one's full potential. As your coach, I want you to find this too.
You don’t have to go it alone.
Funari Parent Coaching is here for you.
Mary Wills Funari
Founder, Funari Parent CoachingView Biography
What Clients are Saying...
mother of four, Pennsylvania
"My husband Mike and I now walk into those “dreaded” IEP meetings with the utmost of confidence, armed with the inspiration and knowledge Mary has provided us. She has empowered us to fight for our little boy and make certain he gets what he deserves and what is rightfully his. Previously we had hired someone to do this for us, assuming she had what it took to get the job done. To our dismay, we left that IEP meeting feeling helpless—like someone had just “punched us in the gut” (and someone else had emptied our wallets in the process). Mary gave us the resources and power to do what no one else truly can for our kids, and we can’t thank her enough—she has been such a blessing to our whole family"
Remote Coaching Available
Receive coaching from the comfort of your home
Coaching sessions are conducted via phone or Skype, as well as through in-person sessions in northern New Jersey, allowing you to get coaching that works with your schedule, location and preferences. Features include:
- Free meet the coach session
- Individual, couples and group coaching services
- Flexible scheduling
- Follow-up email with key points and next steps between sessions
- Monthly packages and group rates available