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Rebecca Wolfenden, 1-on-1 Coach

Rebecca Wolfenden is a loving Momma to her son and a dedicated 1-on-1 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.

Don’t Panic! Help for Parental Anxiety

It's late. No matter how hard you try, sleep won't come. Each time you close your eyes, your mind wanders… He's disorganized and unmotivated...how will he keep a job? He treats me like dirt...how could he possibly handle a relationship, or start a family? ...and the list goes on. When battling behavior problems, it's easy to think a... Read more »

Make Chaotic Mornings Easier

Are your mornings chaotic and disorderly, despite your best efforts to keep a calm, orderly household? I’m a mom and I know how frustrating and defeating it can feel when a hectic morning leads to you being late — again. If you’re constantly helping your child find his shoes, complete "forgotten" homework or get out of... Read more »

“Teen Proof” Your Home

Do you suspect your child might be using tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, or worse? And if they're too young, or you don't suspect drug use, how do you prevent your child from using in the first place? As an Empowering Parents 1-on-1 Coach, I speak with many parents who struggle to free their children from addiction. Their... Read more »

EP Round-up: Top Blog Posts of 2014!

It’s that time again—where many of us stop and reflect on the year that was, and look forward to the year ahead. 2014 was an interesting year and our bloggers tackled multiple topics, from how to handle entitlement and lack of motivation in kids, to honestly discussing the emotions experienced by parents in tough situations. For our... Read more »

How Scary is Too Scary?

My younger sister and I frequently stayed at my grandparents’ house during the summers of my childhood.  We were watching TV one rainy afternoon, and a commercial appeared advertising a miniseries based on the book “IT” by Stephen King.  I wouldn’t have paid much attention except that it was starring Jonathan Brandis—my childhood celebrity crush. ... Read more »