I believe things happen for a reason.
I'm so glad you are here.
Let's build a relationship.
Here are some free resources for you
Download my guide on why spanking is wrong, the get visual graphic that shows the difference between punishments and discipline.
15 Keys to Effective Communication
With this booklet you'll be able to improve your communication with your kids, elicit cooperation and build a strong parent child relationship.
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I will hold your hand and guide you through the process, give you tools, new knowledge, skills and support you on every step of the way.
You will be empowered to empower your child.
You will move from daily challenges...
Frustration by your child's behavior... resentment and lack of patience toward your kids...
power struggles with your kids... loneliness and having no support
your triggers... issues with your parenting partner... overwhelm...
difficulty regulating your negative emotions.... feelings of guilt... yelling...
defiance, acting out, back talk... battle with excessive screen time
sibling rivalry... picky eating... biting, hitting and aggression... bedtime struggles...
Let's Work Together
Parenting is a relationship. Your relationship with your child's is very special-it's her first one. It serves as a blueprint for future relationships. There are no tricks or quick-fixes.
It’s about connection, cultivating empathy, giving acceptance, honoring emotions, trust, perspective taking, effective communication, personal growth, changing your mindset about behavior and growing in peace. Together.
Your Childhood Shapes How You Parent
My approach is rooted in attachment theory, latest discoveries in brain science, developmental psychology and mindfulness. I bring a trauma-informed view. While you can't change what happened to you-healing is possible. Your past doesn't have to be your destiny.
To learn more about trauma-informed parenting, follow and listen to my podcast.
I'm a strong advocate for non-punitive discipline. I'll help you to move from traditional, authoritarian (control, fear-based, punishment-heavy) approach into a more conscious, and peaceful one. You'll learn to set limits with firmness and kindness. Punishments damage your child's brain and your relationship. I will teach you effective alternatives to punishments.
Partner is not on board with conscious parenting? No problem. Leave that to me.
In my work I identify and work with six basic emotional needs. They are: safety, connection, acceptance, respect, autonomy, and significance. I'll help you to become better at understanding your children's emotional needs and meeting them effectively. Unmet needs lead to challenging behaviors.
My 4-step powerful formula for staying calm in the moment
Because yelling doesn't have to be part of your parenting toolbox. You CAN become a more patient, less reactive, and calm parent.
By taking a few moments before reacting to calm our nervous system is key in handling those difficult moments mindfully.
Your children deserve that!
YOU deserve that!
Put your right hand on your heart and breathe. You got this. This is not an emergency.
Assess your arousal level. How activated do you feel in this moment?
Use your one sentence mantra that you created ahead of time to help you get grounded.
Engage your senses. Feel your body. Feel your feet on the ground.
Never resort to yelling.
Never resort to spanking.
Never resort to rewards and punishments.
"When we control our children, we lose our influence."
I don't use that word. I think it's punitive, disrespectful and useless.
There is only behavior.
Your child's behavior is a powerful form of communication.
I will teach you how to decode your child's most challenging behaviors, uncover the underlying reasons root causes and hidden factors and elicit cooperation.
We all face the same challenges but our stories and journeys are different.
I want to help you to be the best parent you want to be.
It all starts with a conversation. I'd love to hear your story.
See how authentic parenting changed lives
Anna is an unbelievable teacher! She's taught so me so many things and different ways to interact with my son. Everything she's taught me has worked exceptionally well with him and he responds really well with everything I've learned. Not only is she a great teacher, but she's also really passionate about it and takes a genuine interest in you and your child. I can't thank her enough for all the help! I'd recommend her to anyone
Anna Seewald's wisdom has changed the way I approach parenting after just one session with her. I've been able to see my toddler's behavior in a new light and spend more time enjoying his company.
Anna is AMAZINGLY TERRIFIC!!!! On my CO-parenting journey she was dedicated to eliminating most of my frustrations I was experiencing at the time. She offers great professional advice, and is very knowledgeable with the techniques she provides to use in coparenting conflicts. Her patience and personality helped to build solutions that helped fit into my need as a co-parent. She is always punctual, and flexible and will often work around your schedule. I give Anna 5 stars, I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone struggling in their union as parents.
Anna Seewald at Authentic Parenting is absolutely amazing. If I could give her 10 stars, I would! Anna is knowledgeable, insightful, kind, and really helped me become a better parent. I was in the middle of a very messy divorce and Anna made it easy to satisfy all the requirements while providing invaluable insights and counsel. It was difficult finding a professional who offered exactly what I needed, although I hope this review helps others make the decision to go with Authentic Parenting—Anna truly is that good.
I am a loving and caring father going through a bitter divorce, and have a quite unique situation where as visitations to build shared parenting and bonding time with my toddler – located on the opposite side of the country – would be quite difficult to accomplish. After having weekly 1 on 1 meetings with Anna, using her coaching strategies, along with the key parenting resources that she provided, enabled me to better cope with and focus on building a stronger relationship with my son. I would highly recommend having at least a session with Mrs. Anna Seewald, before going anywhere else. Her schedule, is your schedule. She’s the Best!!! Thank You!!!
Anna was great. Not only did she teach me different ways about thinking of parenting but she also let me speak my mind and ask questions. I learned a lot from her. Anna is a great and wonderful person.Thank you so much Anna...