Amy grew up in NW Indiana and moved to Central Ohio after marrying her husband, Mike, 30+ years ago. Together they raised three kids, Kaytee, Nick, and Joey, all of whom have successfully launched into adulthood and careers.
She is a parenting and stepfamily coach, specializing in stepcouples coaching. After many years as a stay-at-home mom, she discovered her passion for coaching and teaching parent workshops through the Worthington Schools. Amy became a dual-certified Active Parenting facilitator (K-5 & Teens) and a certified Stepfamily Help coach.
To fulfill her love of coaching stepcouples she recently became a recognized SMART STEPFAMILY therapy provider. This allows her to share even more "support and strategies for your stepfamily's success!"
Amy credits her parents, Joe and Elaine, for being her inspiration and role model for strong parenting partnerships and parenting with intention. It serves as the basis for all her coaching programs. She can be reached at www.daretoparent.com.
The Stepfamily Reset
“If I had only known, I may not have signed on for this stepfamily life!”
Time and again, stepparents say they had absolutely no idea just how challenging blended family life would...
The beginning of a new stepfamily is rarely a smooth transition. In fact, for each member of the stepfamily the journey begins well before the stepcouple ever meets. Everyone comes into a stepfamily with...
The topic of discipline is a "hot button" issue for many stepfamilies. It can be the catalyst for chaos and power struggles between stepparents and stepchildren as well as the couple themselves.