How do you say your name?
Not Megan or Meegan- it's Meg...Anne- like Joanne, but with a Meg and a capital A.
My Mom was just as stubborn as I am. She wanted my name pronounced properly, so she spelled it to ensure that.
Funny enough, my older siblings call me "Megan." They swear that before I was born, that was supposed to be my name, so they are just as stubborn.
I have been MegAnne my entire 34 years. Sibling grudges are real.
How many kids do you have?
I have spent my entire adult life working with children and parents inside a classroom and in their homes.
My number one hobby in life is people and connecting to people.
That's my secret sauce.
I coach both parents and children through big emotions.
I support you in finding the right solutions for your family.
Are you a therapist or counselor?
No, I am a coach. I help you define a clear goal. Then, it is my job to help you reach that goal.
The best coaches are the ones that allow the athlete (or parent) do what they do best. All while nudging them to see the big picture and look ahead.
Coaching is a wonderful complement to therapy and counseling. I have many referring partners in my network. We are like siblings to each other. All unique, special, and with your success at the forefront!
*I will ALWAYS be open and honest with my clients when a therapist/counselor would best serve them. I will always make a referral.*
Where can I ask my questions?
I model for you C.L.E.A.R. and Kind boundaries, and I could talk about positive parenting and relationship building all day.
I would recommend joining my free online community on Facebook.
In the community, I hold space for beginners alongside VIP members. I post daily prompts to start the conversation and places to ask your questions.
Did you create the C.L.E.A.R. Method?
C.L.E.A.R. came to me in the car after participating in a business coaching class and listening to Brene Brown saying, "clear is kind."
Learn more about the details in the podcast episode - The C.L.E.A.R. Method.
C - Connection
L - Limits
E - Empowerment
A - Accountability
R - Recovery
Why a coach?
A therapist friend of mine explained the difference between our roles perfectly.
As therapists, they help you unlock the past to understand your present.
As a coach, I am helping you define what you want in the future so that you can create it in the present.
There is a place for both.
What is positive parenting?
I will let you know what it is not.
- 24 hours sweet voice
- Madotory special time
- Kid focused tactics
- Quick tips & tricks
- Sense of urgency
Positive Parenting is a researched methodology and philosophy that helps parents remove fear-based punishments and begins improving relationships. Positive Parenting can be learned with conscious practice and intention.
I am ready to learn, I just don't know how.
You are in a safe place to be a beginner.
Imagine watching a child learn how to walk; from across a room, you can hear cheers of excitement, "You are doing it," and "You almost got it."
I bring that enthusiasm to all of my parenting channels. You will fall and make mistakes, and I will be there celebrating that you got back up with determination to figure out how these "legs" (tools) work.
Good places to start:
Get inspiration from other parents on the testimonials page.
My kid is neuro-divergent...
This program serves people. Neuro-Divergent children are people. These children deserve to be seen and heard. Those are the tools that I teach. If you have any questions, please reach out to me with either a phone call or email. I will be happy to give you any information that supports you in making the right decision for you and your children.
Where do I start?
First- If you are ready to start the work, I recommend joining my online community, "Positive Parenting with MegAnne Ford." Once you have entered the group, you will get FREE access to the Understanding Us series.
Next- Once you are a part of the group and have worked on the "Understanding Us" email series, you can move on to the 3 video series, "Raising Respectful Kids." That will lead into a 6 part video series, "Positive Parenting Class Pass."
Final Step- Joining the VIP Kindsquad. This is where you get to join parents who get it. There are multiple forms of support and connection. This is a lifetime offer.
What is the difference between each step of the journey?
From your side You will be going deeper and be able to navigate big emotions with yourself and your kids. Your relationship with your kids will grow stronger with each step. You will become more comfortable parenting authoritatively, a.k.a Positive Parenting.
Tools provided Each step of the journey provides increased coaching and community. The programs have live group coaching calls periodically where you can bring your questions.
- Weekly coaching calls, bring all of your questions and frustrations. Work through the problems from top to bottom in a loving environment.
-Marco polo - Video chat, Voice Chat, Text your immediate struggle and let the #kindsquad support you! Sometimes just venting to people who listen helps you navigate the big outbursts.
Is it truly lifetime? Why?
Yes, once you join my VIP Kindsquad, you are in for life. Any improvements or new material you will have access to.
I can tell you that many business coaches think I am crazy for allowing lifetime access.
My belief is the work will always be there. My wish is that you pay for the program and immediately watch the videos, and write in the workbook. Armed with positive parenting tools and knowledge, I know you will grow an amazing long-term relationship with yourself and your kids
BUT, I know that life happens. Kids get sick, jobs are lost, and pandemics hit. All of the things that are seemingly out of our control get in the way.
So, yes, lifetime access because the work will always be there for you to pick up if you choose to do so, and I will be there to celebrate you.
What is the C.L.E.A.R. Method?
C.L.E.A.R. is a mnemonic acronym.
mnemonic acronyms (nɪ'mɒnɪk - akrənɪm) pronounceable phrases or words where each letter represents an item that has to be remembered in the order given by the phrase
C.L.E.A.R. is the method I coach parents to follow in challenging times and practice in easier times.
Connect You ask yourself, "Are we both calm and connected?" This results in both parties being able to say, "I see you. I hear you." or "I feel seen. I feel heard."
Limit You ask yourself, "Is there a defined limit and boundary?" This results in you saying, "I respect you," and the child feeling respected.
Empower By you providing choices allows you to ask, "What is the choice or decision made?" This results in you saying, "You are capable of making a decision." The child feels empowered to make a decision.
Accountable Once a decision has been made, now we ask,
"How can I follow through?" This results in us saying, "Mistakes are opportunities to learn." This gives the child the power to learn from their choices without shame or punishment.
Recovery Once the situation has passed, look back and ask, "How am I going to reconnect or repair?" Results in use communication that we want to, and it is normal to repair, reconnect, reassess and try again.
I am a very private person...
All of these programs have a group coaching aspect. I run these on ZOOM. Most calls are recorded but only available to those with access to that program.
On the zoom calls, you can show up how you feel comfortable with the Camera on or off, with only voice, or with only chat.
Group coaching is my favorite part, and I treat this space with the utmost respect, this is an expectation and boundary that I hold firm to.
If this has not answered your question, please email me.