Mary began her work with children 35 years ago when her first son was born. Since then she has parented or co-parented over 100 children.
She will tell you her greatest education, and career in childcare began after the birth of her second son. When her children were older she graduated summa cum laude earning a degree in Psychology with an emphasis on early childhood. Recognizing that what she was taught in school did not quite line up with her real life experience, Mary set out to find continued education that felt more authentic. That is how she became a certified strategic intervention coach, and promoter of Dr. Shefali’s conscious parenting concept.
Being on the front line of the child/parent dynamic has provided Mary with a unique insight, and understanding into that dynamic. Her ability to intuit and connect with the child or inner child is exceptional!
Relating to others is a natural process and Mary always seems to be in the flow:
“Recently I was de-boarding from the back of a flight with two young sisters in the long line in front of me. As everyone was busy collecting their carry on bags, the youngest started to push the older sister. Knowing that a battle would ensue, I quickly validated what each of the girls was feeling, gaining their complete attention. With some strategically planted ideas, soon the older sister was considering that her role as older sibling included modeling patience and empathy; while the younger was considering that biting her sister was counter productive to what she really wanted. When I made eye contact with the mother she pleaded, “Will you travel with us all the time? “ When she thanked me I could feel her sincerity!”
Meeting people where they are, and showing them the way forward is at the heart of what Strategic Intervention is about. It helps people understand the basic needs of all humans, and how to fulfill those needs in a health “full” way.
Excited by the exceptional children that are coming into this world, Mary is available to show you how to connect with the important people in your life free of conflict, shamming, blaming and guilt!!