Welcome to Mindful Parenting.
About Francine Ronis, Licensed Professional Counselor, Parent Coach/Consultant, Mindfulness Trainer
I have been a child and family therapist and Parent Coach in the metro DC area since 2000. For the ten years prior, I was a teacher, preschool director, child advocate and consultant. I have Master’s Degrees in Counseling, and Early Childhood Education. I am licensed by the Virginia Board of Counseling.
I specialize in helping families live more joyful lives by facilitating parenting classes, and meeting one on one with parents and families. My unique approach to parenting involves the whole family and focuses on the positives, enhancing relationships, and developing bonds that keep kids connected to their parents through tough times.
I use a model that facilitates behavioral and emotional changes that enrich childhood and the family experience as well as introducing practical real life skills to enhance daily life.
My work with schools helps create a cooperative environment where students are active in their learning and teachers can be present and collaborative with their students. The Mindful Student program works with students, teachers, parents and administrators to help combat the stress and pressure that students face today both in and out of the classroom.
I coach parents on Mindful Parenting, Positive Discipline, Meditation, and Attachment Parenting and more. I teach adults and children Mindfulness, and offer workshops in schools, churches, PTA's, mothers' groups and for professionals.