About Tia Slightham:
Tia is a teacher, business owner, best-selling author (You’ve Got This Mama, Too), and is a mom herself. She is the founder of The Parenting With Purpose Method and Tia Slightham- Parenting Solutions. She works with parents to teach parenting strategies and positive ways to decrease the daily struggles we encounter as parents. As a result, parents learn to save time and energy to live a high-quality life.
Tia has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Ed., is certified in Positive Discipline, and has worked with kids and families for over 16 years. Tia works with parents to tailor a plan to remedy parenting struggles. Her positive solutions will be practical, long-lasting, and will help you and your child to reconnect.
1. What ages do you work with?
I generally work with parents who have kids 0-12 years of age. I work directly with the parents to shift their parenting approach, which simultaneously will turn your child’s behaviour.
2. What are the most common challenges you see?
The most common challenges I see are parents feeling frustrated by their kids not listening or dealing with ongoing, defiant behaviours (not sleeping, not going to bed, not doing what asked, needing to yell to get kids to listen, tantrums, and power struggles)
3. What are the modalities of care we use?
I work virtually with parents via zoom sessions (I do not work directly with your child). I also see parents inside Kidcrew with select office hours.
4. What are the main ways we improve behavioural challenges?
I work under the Positive Discipline umbrella. More often than not, parents use punishment tactics (time-out, yelling, empty threats, taking things away), which cause more unwanted behaviours and weaken your parent-child connection. This is not done on purpose, but instead, parenting is a learned skill that parents have to take time to learn.
I support parents to learn positive discipline tactics, which will ensure you connect with your child and teach life lessons in a firm, fair, and respectful way—all free of yelling, anger, and guilt. You are helping your child learn to trust and respect you and your boundaries.
5. What service options do you have?
I work 1:1 with parents in a variety of ways.
- 1:1 via zoom or in-clinic sessions. I also have a variety of 1:1 packages with added email support.
- Signature Program – The Parenting With Purpose Method is a 12-week program giving you flexibility, support, and accountability with a hybrid model consisting of 12 online modules (audio lessons and downloads) and daily and weekly support/coaching to get all your questions answered along the way.
6. How do I know which option is best for my needs? Do I need to follow a particular parenting style?
The best way is to book a 30-minute, complimentary discovery call so we can discuss your challenges and next steps to find the right fit for you. We can review your parenting style and some parenting strategies I utilize, focusing on positive behaviours and minimizing disruptive behaviour.
Free Parenting Guide: www.tiaslightham.click/guide
Children’s Book Corner: https://tiaslightham.com/book-resources-children
Children’s books are a fantastic tool to help your child learn appropriate behaviours through developmentally appropriate language and content. Visit the Children’s Book Corner to browse, click, and ship books on topics of your choice; potty training, picky eating, not listening, bedtime battles, hitting, and much more!
The Parenting With Purpose Method: details about the program can be found here: https://tiaslightham.com/services/parenting-coaching-small-group
Free Facebook parenting community: Simple Parenting Solutions with Tia Slightham