Fighting too much?

Has the balance of power gotten mixed up in your house and you feel like you are giving in and then feel frustrated that no one listens to you? Does it feel like the inmates are running the asylum? Chances are you are raising kids not adults.

Struggling with chaos?

Do you feel like no matter how hard you try you are not getting your head above water? Are you over scheduled, Over tired and just plain over it? We are guessing that you may even feel powerless. 

Disharmony with your partner?

Do you and your partner feel like you are on different teams? How much of the friction between the two of you stem from behavior and discipline issues? If you answered that you are raising kids rather than adults that is indication that your relationship with your partner has taken a back seat.

It doesn't have to be this hard!

We fall in love, couple up, have a baby and then something goes wonky.  Somewhere between late night feedings and peanut butter in our hair, we forget that we were once hot lovers and that we actually liked being in the same space together. We allowed parenthood to reduce our standards and we become convinced that this is "just how it is" until they get older. The problem is, they get older. That idea makes life feel like a chore for a very long time.

What if someone handed you a magical key?

We have the key! We have worked with families for years. Families just like yours. We know what works and how those keys can unlock peace in ways you might even find surprising. We help parents discover that peace at home is not just obtainable, it is SIMPLE when you put key systems in place. 

Take Our Quiz

Is Parents in SYNC right for you?

  1.  Are you embarrassed by your children's behavior? How often?
  2. Are you getting into disagreements with your partner about your children's behavior? How often?
  3. Do you often feel guilty, sad, or disappointed in yourself about your kids behavior? 
  4. How often are you relying on caffeine to get through the day?
  5. Do you use the TV, iPad, You Tube, etc. to get a break from your kids?
  6. When was your last meaningful conversation with your partner?
  7. Does bedtime feel like war? And do you feel terrible afterward? Or angry?
  8. Do you know what you are eating for dinner?
  9. Do you have to yell to be heard? And even then they don't listen?
  10. How happy is your home?
  11. Is your life in chaos?

We have updated this program!

Parents in SYNC core curriculum

Module 1 - Time

  • Wrangle time. For real. We will teach you how to do things you didn't know would be possible once you learn where your time really goes.
  • We'll teach you how to reduce fighting and feel more connected through our simple techniques of holding the space. 
  • Employing simple menu planning that will get everyone on board.
  • Sleep!  If bedtime is a nightmare we will help you look forward to it as much as we do!

Module 2 - Connection

  • Learn how a weekly family meeting can change your world! Even with tiny children.
  • Remember what dating your partner was like? We'll work to get your spark back. 
  • Tame that media monster! Screen time can be a tempting babysitter but it can come at a price. Learn how to use it or not, in a way everyone wins.
  • Learn the importance of goal setting and some simple things you can do to make plans that stick.

Module 3 - Self

  • Understand your temperament and why it is important. 
  • Understand the importance of mindset and how it affects everything you do.
  • Learn how to consciously plan your personal rhythm to get things done!
  • Harnessing the power of SLEEP. Yours and theirs! Learn techniques for bedtime that will not have you feeling drained or mean.
  • Learn how to hold the space and stop sibling squabbles in their tracks!
  • Learn the power of consistency.

Coaching included!

Group coaching is a big element to this program. The tools are great, but having someone to help when you are in the weeds is what really counts! There will be two group coaching calls each month and there is a support group for parents as well.

Why can we help you?

You might not know us from Adam, so let's see what justice we can give in a paragraph.  We are Erik & Melisa Nielsen. Melisa has been a life coach for over 15 years. For the past 5 years we have been coaching families together. Raising a family is no easy task and with so much conflicting parenting advice, it helps to have someone to cut through the BS and give you tangible techniques that can change your home life. 


We are also the parents of five children. Three are adults, two are at home. Two of the five have special needs. Our oldest is an adult with ASD and our youngest child has sensory processing disorder. We have worked with children and adults with anxiety as well as other struggles.  We maintain that the tools we teach will help ANY home arrive at a more peaceful foundation. 

"I think our struggles as a couple were common ones that others can relate -- a husband who is overly dedicated to his job and isn't home enough, a wife who is tired and overwhelmed. After years of this scenario and disconnect, we were not talking, connecting and living as a couple. Melisa and Erik would listen to our struggles, offer genuine and honest feedback and then help us set goals to achieve before our next session. Melisa and Erik helped give us the tools we needed to communicate better with each other. We gained insight on how to understand each other's temperaments and how our different temperaments lead to much of our misunderstanding as a couple. They helped us to see each other in a new light. "

Kalin and Jason T.

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