Wildroots Parent Coaching
If you are a parent looking for help with a parenting challenge you've come to the right place. Through support and guidance, parent coaching can help you discover a solution that works for you in the challenges you're facing.
What would I talk to my coach about?
Building Meaningful Connections
Boundaries and Consequences
Kids with big feelings/tantrums
Sleep, Siblings, Food
Helping with transitions (big and small)
Baby, Early and Middle Childhood, Puberty and Adolescence
About Wildroots Parent Coaching
What is Parent Coaching?
The Short Answer...
"Parent Coaching is a relationship where a coach supports, collaborates with, and facilitates client learning by helping a client to identify and achieve future goals through assessment, discovery, reflection, goal setting, and strategic action."
~ Dr. Brenda Wilkins
The Long Answer...
In our sessions, I aim to deliver parenting ideas and inspiration to the places you feel stuck with humor, steadiness, and empathy. In the sessions, you bring what's on your mind and your heart regarding parenting. We start by digging into the strengths of you and your family. Next, we collaborate to look for solutions to what you came to coaching for. We name the areas where you want to grow as a parent and create a vision together of how your ideal situation looks. Now we have a road map and can get to work looking for new approaches. Then you give the new strategies a try. Throughout the process we take time to reflect as positive changes unfold. In our final session we look back at the changes you have created in your family and look ahead to what's next for you on this journey.
Sessions are1 hour in duration via phone, Zoom, or in person.
Meet with me individually or with a co-parent weekly or bi-weekly
Free 1 hour Introductory Session
5 sessions $200, 8 Sessions $320, or 10 sessions for $400 packages available (with the flexibility to find a set of packages that work for you). Limited Time Introductory Pricing (good through June 1, 2023)
Please contact me using the form below.
*Parent coaching is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. If you have a medical or mental health emergency please contact 911.
Meet Your Parent Coach
My name is Emily Erkkila, Certified Parent Coach
I am the founder of Wildroots Parent Coaching. I am a Parent Coach Institute Certified Parent Coach with over 100 hours of coaching completed. In addition, I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 15 years, most recently at a parent cooperative preschool. I love my work, my family, and adventuring in the great outdoors. I bring my professional background as well as my own experience as a mom of two fantastic and lively kids to our coaching sessions. I get the joys and struggles of being a parent and I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you!
Parenting books and classes can be helpful but aren’t made for every child or parent, working with Emily provided tailored guidance to improve everyone’s life in the family. Thank you Emily!”
"Coaching with Emily gave me the insight I needed to make some life-long changes in my parenting style. I'm forever grateful for her guidance."
Emily has a special way of connecting and communicating, and listens in a sincere and thoughtful way. She is insightful and creative when helping find solutions. I intend to look to Emily for parent coaching in the future as life brings new challenges and adventures to me and my kids.