“Fairly Certain” Meets “When Harry Met Sally”

My friend Bill and his wife were both showing horses in a Texas competition, one of their many friendly rivalries. Although Bill had one of the best performances of his career, to his surprise he failed to place even in the top ten. His wife, on the other hand, was named champion after what he felt was an ordinary ride. He withstood her good-natured ribbing until he had had enough.

Close the Gap Between You and Your Daughter

Disconnected Girl

That Was Then… This Is Now 

Remember when your relationship with your daughter was all hugs and giggles? Is it still that way, or has a vast gap been growing between you and your precious girl? Are you unsure how to handle the eye-rolling and door-slamming behaviors that seem to be a characteristic of teenagers? What if you could receive professional help that would improve your mother-daughter relationship? How about a few parenting tools and techniques that would help you reconnect with your daughter? 

Parent Coaching Helps You Reconnect With Your Disconnected Daughter 

My name is Deborah Ann Davis and I’m eager to help awesome moms like you. As a mother and a teacher, I’ve gained parenting tools and techniques that I’m eager to pass on to other moms. You don’t have to have a B.S. in education, a M.Ed. in Supervision, or a W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer certification like I do. You just have to be motivated to make things better, and you need support.

That’s where I come in. I’ll help you emphasize what’s already working, and address the needs specific to your relationship with your daughter. 

The Gap Between You And Your Daughter Isn’t As Big As It May Seem

While from your perspective it may appear as though your daughter prefers isolating herself behind her bedroom door, the truth is she’s longing for a loving connection with you, too. That closed door may seem like an insurmountable obstacle – but, with a little help, you can overcome it. 

Parent coaching gives you additional tools and techniques to help you overcome the barriers you feel are between you and your daughter. They help you to establish the deeper mother-daughter connection that both you and your daughter want. 

To find out more, book your free Clarity Consult today so you can start sorting things out. 

Bridging The Gaps Between Mothers And Daughters With Expert Support 

I’m excited by the prospect of helping you put happiness back into your parenting relationship. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years, and I can’t wait to use my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit you and your child.  

You basically have two choices. You can interrupt the negative pattern between you today, and learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship.

Or, you can change nothing, and let the gap between you grow.

But, ask yourself this. If things continue the way they are, where will your relationship be this time next year?

Your anxious daughter needs you to figure it out ASAP. Every minute you wait to seek the parenting support you need only serves to prolong your child’s feelings of disconnection and turmoil.  

Questions? Don’t wait. Contact me today to learn more about the services I provide. Or, just go ahead and book your free Clarity Consult today.

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!

A Smoother Holiday Season with Parent Coaching 

Parenting During the Holidays

Merry Meddling, and Happy Holidays to ALL You Awesome Moms Out There 

As Deborah Ann Davis – Meddling Mom, I’d like to wish Merry Meddling and a Happy Holiday Season to all of you!

I’d also like to invite you to take a deep breath, step back, and let it all go. There’s no reason to take it all too seriously while the rest of the world is cranked up to a frantic pace. If you calm it all down, your family will follow your lead… and that will make you feel calmer!

As Deborah Ann Davis – Parent Coach, I wish you Happiness and Success in Your Parenting Relationships. If you need some extra support, I have a ton of tools and techniques in my arsenal. I’d love to share what I’ve learned as a coach, teacher and a mother to help you improve your mother-daughter relationship, and reboot your sense of awesomeness.

Awesome Moms Seek Help Through Professional Parent Coaching 

Mama, you don’t need to struggle to be a perfect mother. I wouldn’t wish perfection on my worst enemy! You’re better than a perfect mom – you’re an awesome mom!

Awesome Moms:
> create opportunities
> seek and implement knowledge
> make mistakes
> correct (most of) their mistakes
> and try, and try, and try.

They collapse on the couch in exhaustion… then, get up and try again.

All awesome moms need support. You don’t have to parent on your own, and a second pair of eyes on your relationship may be just what you need to sort things out. That’s what seeking the help you need through professional parent coaching is all about.  

Give Yourself the Gift of Strengthening Your Mother-Daughter Relationship 

Moms have always been coached… by their moms, and their in-laws, and their friends and their neighbors.

But today’s world is different.
Schooling is uncertain.
Socialization is a mess.
Anxiety in children is off the charts.
This is new territory for everyone.

Hey! Here’s a stressful idea! Why not add the approaching holiday season on top of it?

I’m sure many moms are knee-deep in holiday planning. As you go over your travel preparations and gift list, why not consider a gift that keeps on giving? Participating in parent coaching will bring clarity and purposeful intention to your parenting, and help you reclaim your control of your motherhood. It’s as much a gift for your daughter as it is for you. 

The Mother-Daughter Relationship is the most important female bond in your daughter’s life. You need to figure out how to strengthen your relationship for her sake, and yours. You have to learn how to overcome the teenage angst that creates a wedge between you from your daughter. You can do it all on your own, or you can turn to professional support to help you reconnect, and bring about the close loving relationship you’ve been yearning for. 

Learn how parent coaching can help your situation when you book your free Clarity Consult

Bridging the Gaps Between Mothers and Daughters with Expert Parent Coaching 

I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and as your Parenting Coach, I’m eager to help you put happiness back into parenting. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years, so why shouldn’t you take advantage of my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit you, too?

Improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Your child has a better chance at becoming a successful adult if she reconnects with you in a positive way. Every minute you wait allows the downward spiral to continue. She needs you to figure it out, so let me help.  

Have questions? Contact me today. Don’t forget to book your free Clarity Consult

How To Track Progress (part 1)

100 Mile Challenge

Visuals To Help You Track Your Progress


A new beginning can mean a Rebooted You. We all think about it as one year comes to a close, and another unfolds before us.

What would you like to change?

You do realize, of course, that actually forming a new habit is the same thing as a lifestyle change… no matter how (in)significant the habit is. That’s why it’s so challenging (but definitely doable)!

When you want to change your lifestyle, you’re actually talking about changing your habits. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing your own success. With that in mind, keep yourself accountable by tracking what you do.

New Habit = Lifestyle Change

Progress Trackers show two types of Wins:

FREQUENCY: How often did you do the desired behavior?
CONTINUITY: How many days in a row did you do the desired behavior?

Both components are important.
Frequency shows your return to your goals on those occasions where you slide back into old habits. (Don’t worry about that. It’s all part of the process.)
Continuity, on the other hand, reflects the number of days in a row that you practiced the new habit.

Once the Frequency and Continuity start to match up, you’ll be well on your way to turning this new behavior into a new habit, and thus, changing your lifestyle!

DIRECTIONS:
1. Print out the Progress Tracker and post it somewhere visible.
2. Inform your family that you are attempting to improve an aspect of your life, and that as part of that process, when they have time you’d to share an idea with them. That way you’ll be able to start immediately, and capitalize on the initial enthusiasm your desired habit generates.
3. When you do sit down to talk, have a copy of the Progress Tracker with you. (You don’t have to share the characteristic that you’re tracking if you don’t want to. They’ll see your progress regardless.)
4. Ask your family members for their support. Mention any typical family/individual behaviors that will inadvertently sabotage your efforts, and ask them to not do them.
5. Shade in every day on the Tracker that you do the new habit.
6. Celebrate your wins!

It takes a while to form a new habit. Research has shown that starting and stopping, and starting and stopping, ALL count toward your progress, and as you know,

Any and All Progress – Even Tiny Progress – Is Real Progress.

Choose the style chart that speaks to you. Marking these charts will help you track Frequency (how often you performed) and Consistency (how many times in a row you performed). Your objective is to increase both of those numbers, and in the process, you will develop a new habit for yourself over the next year.

If you post your chart in a public place in your house, you’ll have the added benefit of accountability!

Progress Tracker #1- 100 Mile Challenge

Are you on your feet all day? Why not get a pedometer and track how far you travel in your daily activities? Here is a fun way to visually track your progress when you’re counting your steps. Color in a circle for every mile you travel during your day. FYI…

1 Mile = 2000 Walking Steps

1 Kilometer = 1250 Walking Steps

10,000 Walking Steps = About 5 Miles

Click on image to download your free copy.

100 Mile Challenge

This is the first post of a 3-part series. Part 2 and Part 3 have different types of Progress Trackers. Download the chart that best suits your goal, and post it where you will see it every day. Then take it one day at a time.

And, don’t forget to share this with your kids. They are midway into their school year. Visual Progress Trackers are a fun way to boost the mid-year enthusiasm sag as they return to school (and exams?) after the holiday break.

I’m always looking for more content to share with you. If you have any queries you’d like me to address, reach out at info@DeborahAnnDavis

More soon.
Wishing you health and happiness,

Deborah
Parenting Life Coach


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Connect To Your Daughter With Parent Coaching

Coaching Mother and Daughter Relationships

Are You Having Trouble Connecting With Your Daughter? 

Mothers, do you feel disconnected from your daughters? Do you feel like her closed bedroom door is an insurmountable barrier between the two of you? Do you worry that you’ll never be able to improve your mother-daughter relationship? The good news is that you don’t need to overcome these obstacles on your own. They help you need to improve your mother-daughter relationship is within your grasp. 

Seek Parent Coaching Today 

Merry Meddling, mothers who are new to my blog! Mothers, you may not know it yet, but you are an awesome mom. My name is Deborah Ann Davis, and I’m eager to help awesome moms like you through my parent coaching services. Armed with my B.S. in education, my M.Ed. in Supervision, my certification as a W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer, and my personal experience as a mother and educator, I’m prepared to offer to professional help you need. 

If we were working together, for example, I’d tell you something like this excerpt from 6 Steps For Improving Your Relationship With Your Daughter:

Step # 1 – Learn and practice conversation starters.

  • Prepare a list ahead of time.
  • Use the examples in “How To Keep Your Daughter From Slamming the Door” or make up your own.
  • Ask other moms how they engage their daughters.

Your Daughter Is Waiting For A Connection, Too 

Although the reclusive habits of your teenage daughter may make it seem like she doesn’t want a strong mother-daughter relationship, you should know that the two of you are more similar than you might think. In my role as a teacher, I offered guidance to a wide range of students who all wanted, without exception, the unconditional love of their parents. Your daughter wants your unconditional love the same way you long for the unconditional love of your child. Through parent coaching, you can learn the tools and techniques you need to connect with your daughter and show her your unconditional love. 

Don’t wait to start strengthening your mother-daughter relationship. Book your free Clarity Consult today. 

Bridging The Gaps Between Mothers And Daughters With Expert Parent Coaching 

I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and as your Parenting Coach, I’m eager to help you put happiness back into parenting. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years, and I’m prepared to use my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit you.  

Learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Every minute you wait to seek the parenting help you need only prolongs the isolation your child feels when disconnected from you. She’s waiting for you to figure it out.  

Have questions? Contact me today. Don’t forget to book your free Clarity Consult

 Parent Coaching Gives You New Parenting Tools 

mom-daughter-tools

Embrace Being An Awesome Mom Through Parent Coaching 

Mothers, do you find yourself worrying that you’re failing your daughter if you aren’t a perfect mom? Do you worry you can’t improve your mother-daughter relationship? Do you wonder if your daughter even wants a good mother-daughter relationship with you?  

You aren’t alone in these concerns. In fact, many mothers feel the same anxieties. Many mothers worry that they need to be perfect mothers or else they’re failing their children. In truth, mothers should focus not on being perfect moms, but awesome moms.  

Parent Coaching Helps Awesome Moms Like You 

Welcome, awesome moms! If you’re new to my blog, Merry Meddling, my name is Deborah Ann Davis. I’m eager to use my experiences as an educator and a mother to help awesome moms like you. The truth is, awesome moms need support – and as your parent coach, I can provide that support through coaching you toward improving your mother-daughter relationship. 

Here’s a clip about one of the Mother/Daughter Retreats I held:

Parent Coaching Gives You New Parenting Tools And Techniques 

Do you ever wish a parenting handbook came with your kid? That sure would beat feeling like you’re making it up as you go along. With professional parent coaching services, you can get the creative guidance and support you need.

The purpose of parent coaching is to build upon what you already do right, by providing the parenting tools and techniques you need to strengthen your mother-daughter relationship. 

Broaden your arsenal of parenting tools today. You can start by booking your free Clarity Consult first. 

Bridging The Gaps Between Mothers And Daughters With Expert Parent Coaching 

I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and as your Parenting Coach, I’m eager to help you put happiness back into parenting. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years, and I’m prepared to use my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit you.  

Learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Every minute you wait to seek the parenting help you need only prolongs the isolation your child feels when disconnected from you. She’s waiting for you to figure it out.  

Have questions? Contact me today. Don’t forget to book your free Clarity Consult

Parent Coaching: Breaking Negative Patterns 

mom-daughter-negative patterns

How Can I Improve My Mother-Daughter Relationship? 

Has your relationship with your daughter become strained, especially since she’s reached her teenage years? Do you find yourself struggling to connect? Mothers, you’re far from the first to struggle connecting to a teenage daughter. We all know that the teen years can come with heightened emotions, door slamming, eye rolling, and other behaviors that make it hard to reach out to your daughter. You don’t have to let these things prevent you from having a good mother-daughter relationship, however. You can learn the tools and strategies you need to connect with your daughter through parent coaching. 

Parent Coaching Helps You Get Past The Teen Angst 

Merry Meddling, to all those new to my blog. I’m Deborah Ann Davis – an educator, a mother, and a parent coach. On the other side of all that teen angst, your daughter is longing for that mother-daughter connection as well. I can help you reach her. Utilizing my personal experiences, my B.S. in education, my M.Ed. in Supervision, and my certification as a W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer, I help mothers like you. 

Improve Your Mother-Daughter Relationship By Breaking Negative Patterns 

One of the keys to improving your relationship with your daughter is to break negative patterns. How often do the two of you get into an argument only for her to retreat to her room? How often do you feel as though you cannot reach your daughter beyond that closed door? On the other side, your daughter wants to stop fighting with you as well. Neither of you knows how to break the negative patterns you’ve fallen into. 

This is where parent coaching can help. Parent coaching identifies the needs of your relationship, then gives you the tools and knowledge you need to make the change. Don’t wait – book a free Clarity Consult today. 

Bridging The Gaps Between Mothers And Daughters With Expert Parent Coaching 

I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and as your Parenting Coach, I’m eager to help you put happiness back into parenting. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years, and I’m prepared to use my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit you.  

Learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Every minute you wait to seek the parenting help you need only prolongs the isolation your child feels when disconnected from you. She’s waiting for you to figure it out.  

Have questions? Contact me today. Don’t forget to book your free Clarity Consult

Awesome Moms And Awesome Daughters 

awesome moms and awesome daughters

Do You Worry About Not Being A Perfect Mom? 

Are you anxious about your ability to be a good mother? Do you worry you’re messing up your daughter’s life by not being a perfect enough mom? Believe it or not, you’re far from the only mother to ever feel this way. In fact, many mothers are anxious about parenting. 

How Do I Overcome My Anxieties About Motherhood? 

Hi, I’m Deborah Ann Davis. If you’re new here, Merry Meddling! If you’re eager to overcome your anxieties as a mother, consider seeking professional help through parent coaching. As a mother and an educator, I know quite a bit about the struggles that come with mother-daughter relationships. Let me use the experience and knowledge I’ve gained to help you identify the needs of your mother-daughter relationship and help you improve it. With my B.S. in education, my M.Ed. in Supervision, and my certification as a W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer, I’m well-equipped to help mothers who feel uncertain and anxious. 

Awesome Moms And Awesome Daughters 

Moms, you don’t have to strive for perfection. You’re not a perfect mom, you’re something even better – you’re an Awesome Mom with an Awesome Daughter. The both of you may make mistakes, but you try every day, and that’s what matters. Don’t give up on improving your mother-daughter relationship. As hard as it seems to reach her, your daughter wants that connection too. 

You can take the first steps towards improving your mother-daughter relationship today when you book a free Clarity Consult. See how parent coaching can help you! 

Bridging The Gaps Between Mothers And Daughters With Expert Parent Coaching 

I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and as your Parenting Coach, I’m eager to help you put happiness back into parenting. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years, and I’m prepared to use my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit you.  

Learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Every minute you wait to seek the parenting help you need only prolongs the isolation your child feels when disconnected from you. She’s waiting for you to figure it out.  

Have questions? Contact me today. Don’t forget to book your free Clarity Consult

Mother-Daughter Relationships And The Holidays 

Mother-Daughter Relationships And The Holidays 

Is Tension Putting A Strain On Your Mother-Daughter Relationship? 

Mothers know that being a parent is hard – especially when your children reach their moody teenage years. As your daughter becomes a teen, you will likely find yourself experiencing a lot of door-slamming and eye-rolling. How can you reach out to your daughter when she seems so distant? How can you improve your mother-daughter relationship? 

Improve Your Mother-Daughter Relation With Professional Help 

Merry Meddling to all the newcomers to my blog! Deborah Ann Davis, a parent coach. Through years as both an educator and a mother, I’ve learned a lot about mother-daughter relationships. Armed with this knowledge, as well as my B.S. in education, my M.Ed. in Supervision, and my certification as a W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer, I seek to help mothers through professional parent coaching. Together, we can identify the needs and priorities of your relationship with your daughter so you can improve your relationship. 

The Holiday Season Brings On Even More Family Stress 

With Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the holiday season just around the corner, you may be anticipating even more family stress than usual. While the holidays can be a joyous time, the stress of preparation, travel, and simply having more people in one place than usual can cause tensions to run high. 

While there’s never a guarantee you can avoid holiday family stress, you can undercut the tension between you and your daughter now by seeking out parent counseling. Remember that you are not the only one longing for a connection. Your daughter doesn’t want to fight with you, either. By seeking professional parent counseling now, you can identify the needs of your particular mother-daughter relationship and work to improve it. 

For example, if we were working together, I’d share things like half dozen hints how to minimize eating damage during the holidays if it pertained to your specific situation. Let’s get started today. Book a free Clarity Consult

Bridging The Gaps Between Mothers And Daughters With Expert Parent Coaching 

I’m Deborah Ann Davis, and as your Parenting Coach, I’m eager to help you put happiness back into parenting. I’ve helped hundreds of families over the years bridge the gap in their relationship, and I’d really like to use my experience as an educator and a mother to benefit your particular situation.  

Learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Every minute you wait to seek the parenting help you need only prolongs the isolation your child feels while disconnected from you. Help is just a click away.

Have questions? Contact me today. Don’t forget to book your free Clarity Consult