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Hi, I’m Melissa!


Are you feeling exasperated, exhausted, or even hopeless?  
Let me help...

I've been working with children and families for almost 20 years, and have helped over 1,000 parents feel more confident, in control and connected to their children. In my private practice,  I  specialize in working with parents of 1-10 year olds because these are foundational years in both a child's and parent's development!  Most parents are just winging it as they go along. I help parents become more intentional about their parenting and make the process simple and easy, so that families can focus on having fun together while fostering relationships built on mutual trust and respect.  

As a parent of two I've experienced first hand over the last 15 years how frustrating it is to raise young children. I know how confusing it can be with so many different philosophies and approaches. Even though I am a Licensed Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator and Positive Discipline Facilitator I take a very eclectic and blended approach to parenting young children. I have done all of the reading and training so I can make it easy and simple for you to create the family you want. I help make family life easier and happier. My programs provide new perspectives and strategies for contemporary parents that inspire independence and foster ease in modern day life with children.  

 It doesn't require months of classes or years of therapy for you or your child. 

I'm on a mission to prove that you can have the confidence and skills needed to stop the yelling, conflict and nagging, and instead
have peace, calm and cooperation without spending
tens of hours or thousands of dollars!

Why  Melissa & the Childproof Parent Approach?  
Quite Simple:  She has been teaching it for years, and parents like you are seeing results!

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 "As parents we childproof our environment to make the world safe for our child.  We do this because our children don't know what they don't know about how to keep themselves safe, physically, mentally and emotionally. 

This principle applies to the parent in the same way.  We get to be safe too.  In the parent's case, we get to ensure that our whole self is cared for, even though we now have children.  We also get to shore up on the skills needed to help cushion us from what our children bring us.

CHILDPROOF PARENTS simultaneously empower and preserve themselves as individuals while raising happy, healthy children.  

Being a CHILDPROOF PARENT is about you and you as parent!"

       - Melissa Benaroya & Robin Dowdy
          Co-authors, The Childproof Parent

Parenting expert for the media....

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