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Adrian Kalikow, White Plains
PCI Certified Parent Coach®
M. Ed. Early Childhood
Individual, couples, and group coaching
(914) 861-2004
Adrian Kalikow

Is Parent Coaching Right for You?

Are you:

  • Exhausted from getting no sleep?
  • Unsure whether your decisions are right for your child?
  • Frustrated from repeating yourself umpteen times?
  • Resentful because you're finding no time for the things you love to do?
  • Sad because your relationship with your child just isn't what you thought it would be?
  • Angry at yourself for yelling, but you just can't seem to stop?
  • Perplexed because you just don't understand why your child acts the way he does?
  • Wondering whether you are really cut out for this parenting job after all?

Parent coaching can help you through all of these dilemmas and more. Together we can make your dreams for your family a reality.

What is Parent Coaching?

Parent coaching is a transformational process! Together, we develop an honest and open relationship. Through a process of discovery, you uncover all that is already working within your family, as well as areas that need some change. You explore your dream for an ideal family life, and design steps that will help you realize that dream.

As you experience success, that success is celebrated, and there is a chance to reflect upon the positive changes within your family. We decide together whether there is more work to do as a team, or whether you are ready to move on toward a preferred future with your newly acquired parenting skills. As you move on from the parent coaching relationship, it is with a greater sense of yourself as a parent, and a stronger belief in your parental abilities.

Who is Adrian Kalikow, M.Ed?

Adrian Kalikow, M.Ed., PCI Certified Parent Coach®, has been involved with the education of young children and parents for over 30 years. She has a Master's degree in early childhood education, and has completed a certification program in Parent Coaching through the Parent Coaching Institute in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University. With a belief that parenting is the most important job anyone can do, Adrian began running parent groups for parents of babies and toddlers in the late 1990's. She has a private parent coaching practice, in which she helps individuals, couples and groups deal with parenting challenges and move toward a better place in their parenting relationships. Adrian is the parent of three grown children, and sees that experience as her best qualification for her current work, helping parents become the best they can be for their children and themselves.

Marlena, Schaeffer, New York
PCI Certified Parent Coach®
Coaching for Transformation Certified Life Coach
B.A., Brandeis University, magna cum laude
J.D., Hofstra University Law School
Maelena Schaeffer

I'm passionate about supporting mothers in befriending and nourishing themselves, sharing their gifts, and being the mother they aspire to be. Our time together feels like a sanctuary where you will be enveloped in peacefulness and presence and supported in turning toward your higher wisdom. Our sessions are a safe and fun space to explore, see new choices, and decide on authentic, meaningful action. The choices you make will be well informed, connected to your values and higher self. You'll enjoy the journey.

I have been married for twenty years and am the mom of a teenage daughter. I care deeply about connection and compassionate communication and share this with my clients.

Benefits of our time together include:

  • Cultivating personal acceptance and love
  • Creative physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care
  • Trusting your higher wisdom
  • Channeling energy into connection, productivity, and sharing your gifts
  • Raising children with love, trust, and empathy
  • Turning conflict into connection
  • Honoring your values and creating momentum for living a dream that is authentic and meaningful

Please contact me at to schedule a complimentary session. I look forward to hearing from you.

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