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  • "I'm so frustrated with her attitude and the eye rolling...and I'm overwhelmed and don't know how to manage her behavior" 


  • "He's so moody since he started middle school and refuses to get off his screens!"


  • "I don't know how to manage these ages as a single parent, it was easier when they were it's so hard!"
Yes, I need some help making changes in our family

I've been there myself and I know how it feels to feel frustration and stress, and most worried about my relationship with my child.
I can help
Hi, I'm Tess (aka Therese') Parent RESET Coach,
Single Mom to a teen boy

Through my 20 + years of work as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist and parent coach...and trial and error (in my own home) I have created some simple RESET plan for you to:

  • Build greater connection with your child
  • Create practical strategies and systems that work in your home
  • Learn the specific skills and language to be a more effective parent
  • Be on the same page with your co-parent about parenting
  • Have a happier home life

My parenting coaching practice is unique and specific to you and your family's needs.

I believe YOU are your greatest resource and the best parenting skills can be found right inside of you!
Join my "Email Family" here to get tips, strategies and offers to support you and your family!

"What we are teaches our children far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become."

Joseph Chilton Pearce
"Tess has a strong capacity to help guide other parents with ways to bond and develop a trusting relationship with their child(ren). She understands these relationships take time, but through the use of conscious parenting strategies can have a huge impact on the quality of your relationship with your child."
Lynne Solarz

Sound like you?

Michele, single mom of two teens was struggling to provide them with everything that they need, not getting the support from the other co-parent and she felt alone. They were both working but she was absolutely overwhelmed with her son in middle school and daughter in high school. The oldest had some significant challenges with her mental health and learning and needed a lot of her attention yet her son was started to withdraw and get moody and irritable. The voices were getting raised at home with both parents trying to do the best they could but needed to find a path...a plan to get their family back on track. 

Michele and I worked together initially to find a way to care for herself, then worked with her to develop a "reset plan" for she and her family to start shifting the dynamics that had taken ahold of them over the past couple years. 

We connected every other week to review and refine her action steps, I provided strategies for her to use with her kids and most importantly for her to have an understanding of her different kids develop and WHY they were behaving a certain way so that she could begin to know the shifts in her way of being with her kids. She now has a handle on:

  • HOW to talk with her kids
  • HOW to manage her own frustrations

.....and has an amazing connection with both her teenage daughter and tween son!

"I really liked how Therese listened to my problems and helped me come up with concrete ways of improving communication and connection with my tween. I also found very valuable the scripts or language that she gave me to use in particular situations. I also appreciated the simple, do-able changed that I can make in the family routine. Now, I feel like I have the tools to model positive intentional communication with my daughter."


Melinda Nakagawa

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on Raising Tweens and Teens


Are there days you wish you could push the reset button and start over with your kids that day? Do you ever wish you had a plan of how to start to make a shift with your kids? Someone to guide you along your parenting journey as you make adjustments and has the strategies and the knowledge to help you implement these changes?

That’s what I love to do, support single parents with resetting along this path of parenting.

The Single Parent Reset Show is all about resetting; making shifts and changes both big and small in your family’s life.

Episode 143:

How Does Your Past Shape Your Children’s Future?

Join host Tess Connolly, LCSW, in a thought-provoking conversation with Kevin Baker, a Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in empowering teenagers. Today, they delve into the topic of parenting baggage.

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Episode 142:

Building Resilience with Teens

Join host Tess Connolly, LCSW, for an enlightening conversation with Nina Sossaman Pogue who is a sought-after speaker, two-time best-selling author, and podcast host.

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Episode 141:

"How Do I Hold the Line with my Teen?" Strategies For Standing Your Ground With Your Children

Join host Tess Connolly, LCSW, in a thought-provoking solo podcast about holding the line with your teen. In this episode, Tess explores strategies for setting boundaries, enforcing rules, and maintaining a strong connection with your teenager. Learn how to understand your teen's perspective, set clear expectations, communicate effectively, and build trust.

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"I can teach you any parenting strategy and we can follow any parenting book but I believe the BEST parenting "skill" is right inside of you....the connection you have with your tween or teen and the relationship you have with them is their foundation in life....

Let's build that together"

Tess Connolly, LCSW
"Therese is a thoughtful, consistent, compassionate mother and coach.  Her tools on practicing and teaching gratitude with my children and daily rituals that support having a strong connection have improved my relationships with my kids. In her Consciousness Raising Group she has supported and introduced ways for us to dig deep in learning about ourselves as parents, supporting our journey to become more authentic, accountable and compassionate to ourselves and with our family."


Dr. Robbin Rockett,

Marin Wellness Counseling

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