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About Erin Leyba

I provide an accepting, encouraging space in which you can explore thoughts and feelings and get clear about next steps. With support, you can feel at ease and take time for yourself to heal from difficult circumstances, reflect on transitions, honor emotions, or take positive steps toward a more joyful, peaceful life. I am warm and compassionate and have a sense of humor, which many people appreciate. A trusting relationship, careful listening, genuine feedback, and solution-focused strategies are important to me. My relationships reflect a deep commitment to being fully present. I love what I do and learn from every person I meet. I admire the way my clients use the process to care for themselves, grow, and be proactive about their lives.

9 12, 2017

Not Naughty: 10 Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren’t

By | December 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here are 10 ways kids may seem like they’re acting "naughty," but really aren’t. When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own actions, it lets us respond proactively, and with much more compassion. 1. Not controlling impulses. Ever say to your kid, “Don’t throw that!” and they throw it [...]

11 02, 2017

7 Research-Backed Ways Parents Can Build More Joy in 15 Minutes or Less

By | February 11th, 2017|Bonding, Joyful Relationships with Children|0 Comments

Joey hasn’t practiced his piano yet this week. Suzy has to finish her homework. Have to change the baby’s diaper and Carlos better take his bath before bed. Better find that library book that's due. Need to send that work email too. And load the dishwasher and fold the laundry, of course. If they’re not careful, parents can start to feel pushed [...]

28 01, 2017

5 Ways to Get Young Children to Cooperate with a Task

By | January 28th, 2017|Bonding, Mindfulness|0 Comments

One powerful tool to get toddlers or preschoolers to do things with more  and ease is to use “relationship before request” – connect with your child for a few minutes before you ask them to do something. Not only does this make your day go smoother, it also lets you build warmth and strengthen bonding. Need to [...]