Marissa Stephens, Parent Coach

Marissa is a proud mom to two boys, age 12 and 8. She earned her degree in Sociology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and has been a 1-on-1 Coach since 2011. Prior to coming to Empowering Parents, Marissa gained experience working as the House Manager of a group home for teenage boys, as a Children’s Mental Health Case Manager, and also spent several years working on the Children’s Unit at a Psych. Hospital.

If you speed, you get a ticket…

By Marissa Stephens, Parent Coach


We talk a lot about "natural consequences" at Empowering Parents, but what does it really mean? Doesn’t it mean I’m a bad parent if I let my kid fail? No! You’re a great parent because you’re teaching your child valuable life skills. Parents ineffectively prepare kids for adulthood by not allowing them to face the natural consequences of... Read more »

3 Phrases to Motivate Your Kid

By Marissa Stephens, Parent Coach


Now that school is back in session, are you feeling the weight of trying to motivate your child to get out of bed, do homework or study? Perhaps the more you nag, bribe or scold, the more resistant your child becomes? You’re not alone! It can be very difficult to respond to kids who appear to... Read more »

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