RebeccaW, Parent Coach

Rebecca Wolfenden is a loving Momma to her son and a dedicated EmpoweringParents Parent Coach. She earned her degree in Social Work from West Virginia University and has been with Empowering Parents since 2011. Rebecca has experience working with children and families in home settings and schools, and has extensive practice working with people of all ages who have survived significant emotional and physical trauma.

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Do You Stay Mad at Your Kids and Hold a Grudge When They Misbehave? (How It Can Backfire on You)

By RebeccaW, Parent Coach

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“I am SO angry right now!!!  Why should I give my child another chance, when he’s just going to do it again?!” You're not alone if you find yourself feeling frustrated, angry or hurt by your child’s repeated heart-piercing statements or inappropriate actions.  As parent coaches, we hear about everything from huge curse-laden screaming matches, to lies about homework... Read more »

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Are Grandparents Undermining Your Parenting?

By RebeccaW, Parent Coach

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Do you have a well-meaning (or not so well-meaning) relative who constantly undermines your parenting? I wrote a blog about grandparents, and the positive role that they can play in your child’s life.  What happens, though, when the opposite happens --when grandparents or other relatives try to negate or undermine the limits you set on... Read more »

Would You Confront Your Child’s Bully?

By RebeccaW, Parent Coach

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Would you -- and should you -- confront your child’s bully? There have been multiple stories in the news recently of parents dealing with their child’s bully and taking matters into their own hands. Recently, a woman in New Jersey was charged with criminal trespass, simple assault and making terroristic threats for boarding a school bus... Read more »

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