Lisa Krause Certified Parent Coach
_ As my husband and I raised my children, we found that were many times that we could have used the support and insight from someone looking from the outside in. We didn’t need family therapy; we needed someone to remind us we were good enough parents with lots of strengths. We needed to know things like how to survive potty training, picky eaters, sleepless nights and middle school. We found comfort in learning that two year olds throw tantrums, five year olds want their independence, teenage boys are moody and high school seniors that act as if they hate their parents are really scared. In other words, we found comfort in learning what is normal development?
As parents of children dealing with early childhood trauma we also found that our parenting skills were stretched. The “good enough” parenting spectrum narrowed for us and our parenting needed to become much more intentional. Through this parenting journey, and research supports, that healing does not start in a therapist’s office. It starts with parents understanding and supporting their individual child’s needs and behaviors. Changing how one parents, and at times going against cultural and extended family norms can be a lonely and hard road.
I knew there were a lot of families out there in need of the same insight and support. Life is busier and faster paced than ever before and parents need support working through complex on- going issues such as single parenthood, dual income families, divorce, and adoption. Because of time and other restraints, traditional support and education classes are no longer meeting the needs of many parents. My mission to create parent education formats that meets the needs of today’s parents. Parent coaching is one way I do that.
I work from a strengths based philosophy believing that all families have strengths and that the parent is the expert on their child. I help parents recognize strengths, define goals and values and then provide resources and education to help parents reach those goals.
Lisa Krause is married, and has two young adult daughters, and a teen aged son. Lisa is a certified family life educator, certified parent coach, is a teaching assistant in the Parent Coaching program and the Masters in Family Life Education Program at Concordia University. She trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention© at Texas Christian University, and is trained teaching “How Much is Enough?” overindulgence curriculum. Lisa’s professional experience began in early childhood education as a preschool teacher, and most recently as the founder and leader of the adoption and foster care ministry at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley where she provides support groups, parent education and youth development programs for adopted and foster care youth. Lisa’s particular passion is the effects of adverse childhood effects. How that effects development, and how to improve child outcomes both at home and in the schools.
Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Cloud State University and her Master’s degree in Family Life Education at Concordia University.
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