I have been working with young people and families for over 10 years. In 2017 I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University with a focus on, you guessed it, Family, Youth, and Children.
I came to Social Work as a way to expand my work with young people, families and their support networks. I have worked with multiple families across the US and in Australia with children 5 months- 18 years old. I believe that we all do better when we work together and what that looks like is specific to a family's needs and strengths so I tailor my role to meet the needs of each family I work with. As far as child raising philosophies go I believe in being consistent, thoughtful and compassionate. I believe amplifying a young person's ability builds self-confidence and responsibility. if they can complete a task I should don be doing it for them, my role is to support the things they are yet to master, from big emotions to safety, to navigating social situations. Beyond that, I am here to support you to raise your children so I will take my lead from what your family values.
I am happy to create, imagine and explore with your young one or share my social work experience, including school systems/ IEP’s and mental/ behavioral health resources if that would be helpful to your family.
My approach to nannying is a whole family support. For example, if doing your child’s laundry reduces your parenting stress and allows you an extra 30 minutes to engage with your child I am happy to take on that task. Cooking stress you out? How about your 10-year-old and I learn some recipes the whole family like to eat? Something they can cook without you or me!
I have a special ability to get things done and help families find routines reduce resistance and work for them.
I believe that sleep is one of the best gifts you can offer a family and so bedtime is a specialty of mine.