Kristen's Blog

Backpack and Supplies for Kindergarten
Your child’s school supply list may include a large backpack.  As a parent you may be wondering, “why in the world does my five year old need a large backpack?”  You would...

Routines for Kindergartners
Set up a routine for your child even if you’ve never really had one before.  The sooner you do, the easier everything will fall into place.  Stick with the plan even if...

Teacher Notes
Read all newsletters and notes that the teacher hands out, as well as news from the school within 24 hours if possible.  This is important to follow all year long.  You don’t want...

Kindergarten Ideas: Schedules and Routines
Be prepared:  reduce anxiety by registering your child as soon as you can, get all of your paperwork turned in, get a supply list and attend any orientations or open houses offered.  Attend...

Students with Divorced Parents
In light of the recent announcement of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin’s break up, I thought I’d go in a slightly different direction this week.  I thought I would...

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?
This appears to be a popular question among parents. Every child appears to develop at a different rate and pace. I’m definitely an advocate for preschool.

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"Kristen's coaching style is one of relaxed confidence.  When coaching with her, I felt she understood the problem and honed into it by asking helpful thoughtful questions that eventually lead to many aha moments.  I found Kristen to be very easy to talk to and really appreciated her unhurried style as this allowed me to relax and process information."

Anne Debutte
Retired nurse, author
and energy practitioner

"Kristen’s style is both gentle and direct.  She coached me during a period of uncertainty in my life, and her compassionate listening and suggestions helped me to feel calm and take positive actions to increase my happiness."

Writer and Business Consultant

"Kristen’s voice is so soothing and grounded.  My experience with her coaching has moved me to commit to meditating every day.  Now I have a new beneficial habit, for which I am ever grateful."

Dhyanis Carniglia