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Hello and welcome!

My name is Melissa and I am a certified Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Instructor and Parenting Expert.

You have just taken the first step towards exploring YOUR BEST parenting techniques.

You are already fantastic parents because you are searching for how to continually improve your parenting style!

I am not here to judge you.

I am here for you.

I am here to present research-based parenting strategies that have continuously proven successful over the years.


Please reach out to me for questions regarding my services and how I can help you.

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Home Schooling
Father and Son Playing
Mother and Daughter Having Fun
Grocery Shopping
Happy Baby
Doing Homework
Father and Son in Bed

Who is Melissa?

I’m Melissa, a certified P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training) Instructor and Parenting Expert. I am also a bilingual speech pathologist with over 25 years of experience helping children and their families. I am passionate about coaching parents, and helping them get in touch with their BEST PARENTING. You can feel confident, successful, and maintain a strong relationship with your child while, at the same time, creating safe boundaries to allow your child to grow and thrive.

Your best parenting starts here!

I was raised by parents who learned and followed these P.E.T. skills, and instilled those skills in me (and my 3 siblings). I am raising my own two kids the same way. I can show you how to use effective, peaceful, and compassionate parenting skills that will positively impact your family for generations to come.


What is P.E.T.? (Parent Effectiveness Training)

P. E.T. is an 8 session parent-training program that teaches you how to communicate effectively with your children, and offers step-by-step skills and techniques to resolve family conflicts and meet the needs of all family members. These techniques will show you:

How to avoid being a permissive parent
How to listen so your children will talk to you and talk so that your children will listen
How to teach your children to “own” their problems and solve them independently
How to apply the “No Lose” method to resolve conflicts

Children Don’t Come with an Instruction manual.

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers proven communication skills that work. When you use these skills, you will have a family/home environment with less fighting, fewer tantrums, and no need for punishment. 

Created by three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Thomas Gordon, an award-winning psychologist, the P.E.T. program has stood the test of time.

You will learn these communication and conflict-resolution skills to create a nurturing family environment where everyone thrives!

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Comparison of P.E.T. and the most well-known parenting programs available.

Parent Feedback

"Melissa has helped us understand how to respond to our daughter’s needs in a better way. P.E.T. training has helped us to avoid many tantrums. We can’t wait to guide our little girl to become an independent adult using all the great strategies we have learned from Missy." 


- Alyssa and Bhanu Kamal

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