We Help Overwhelmed Parents Create Happier Homes

Our tailored programs are for parents with children ages 3 to 15 who have:

  • strong-willed personalities

  • defiant behaviors

  • learning differences

  • social & friendship challenges


 

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The training made an extraordinary difference in my parenting and relationship with my son. Truly life-changing.
Single dad of 12 year old boy

At a Glance:
What Makes Us Unique

  • Tailored Trainings

  • Specialized Experts

  • Created With Parents

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  • Proven Results

  • Lasting Change

  • Supported by Science

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Specialized Help:
When Parenting is Really Hard

Our expertise is helping parents who:
Feel

  • frustrated

  • alone

  • guilty

  • hopeless

  • resentful

  • regret

Struggle

  • with a "differently wired" or "difficult" child

  • to find solutions
     

Experienced

  • difficult or traumatic childhoods

  • unhealthy family relationships

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Parent Story:
Mom of two boys, ages 10 and 12, shares how Parenting by Design helped change her life and find joy again.

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Our personalized guidance will help your family even when other programs haven't worked. 

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Our Outcomes:
Proven Results, Lasting Change

  • Healthier ways to resolve conflict

  • Cooperation without bribing, shaming or nagging 

  • Less yelling and threatening

  • Replacing frustration with patience and empathy

  • Less rage and defiance

  • Stronger relationships

Why Choose Us >

What Inspired Me to Create
Parenting by Design . . .

I'm a mom that has been where you are right now -- feeling overwhelmed, guilty and frustrated. 

No one trains us for the most difficult job in life: being a parent. I personally understand the struggle of having a difficult childhood myself and having kids who are both super strong-willed.

As a Certified Parent Educator with a Masters of Art in Teaching from Brown University, I have the privilege working with a lot of families. With every family facing unique challenges, parents need personalized help.

My professional experience, along with being a mom and an elite athlete, helped me understand the power of learning techniques from multiple disciplines. As a coach, my approach is to help parents weave best practices from diverse specialties into their daily lives.

I was inspired to create Parenting by Design to help struggling parents become thriving parents. Our time as parents is limited but our impact lasts a lifetime.

 

I'm excited to help you. Let's get started!

With much love,
Laine

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One-on-One Guidance

One 90-minute session via Zoom

each week, for 12 weeks:

  • One-on-one private help

  • In-depth advice for your unique circumstances

 

Ask questions answered by your dedicated parent expert 

Customized assignments with feedback to practice what you're learning


Tailored mini-tutorials each weekday with practical tips & tools

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All-Inclusive Guidance

Three 60-minute sessions via Zoom

each week, for 12 weeks:

  • One-on-one private help

  • Small group parenting sessions

  • Specialty expert training
     

Ask questions answered by a parenting or specialty subject matter expert

Be supported by caring parents with similar challenges

Tailored mini-tutorials each weekday with practical tips & tools

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Parenting by Design
Tailored Programs

We designed two accelerated programs to help you achieve sustainable change.
Many of our clients notice positive changes starting the first week.