Hi! I’m Jesse Nattamai. So nice to meet you.
I know what it can be like somedays. One minute we’re in our groove, connecting with our kids and feeling blessed (we’re super amazing like that). The next we’re feeling overwhelmed, and resorting to threats, bribes - or self sacrifice to make things work.
It’s easy to feel stuck in a routine that isn’t working for the long run of parenting. We’re told to try new strategies that helped someone’s else’s family, yet it just doesn’t feel right for us.
I know because I’ve been there too. I’ve struggled and felt lost, and have come out the other side shining bright. Together, let’s pave a new way that helps you shine bright too.
I can help you become the calm, confident leader in the family that knows how to feel her own bliss too.
I’ve worked as a school teacher and family social worker, and have thoroughly enjoyed my training in the RIE® respectful parenting approach.
My practical and positive approach has supported many parents in the Bay Area and around the world through virtual and in-person coaching.
I also find a whole lot of joy in being a stay at home mom.
This is my story, if you'd like to read more...
In 2013, while exhausted and nursing my baby in the wee morning hours (and facing some doozy anxiety in my days), I scrolled my phone and stumbled upon a parenting approach that truly opened my eyes.
It's called the Educaring®Approach (RIE) which was founded by Magda Gerber, a child therapist who believed that babies are worthy of our respect as whole people from birth, and learn best through child-led play and soulful caregiving.
She also had a unique perspective on the importance of emotions. I immediately felt inspired to try out a few ideas -especially a strategy that might help with my daughter's new penchant for biting me while I made dinner. Within a week, the biting stopped and even more compelling - I had a better understanding to why she bit me in the first place.
After making shifts in my parenting, I began my RIE® training, and I felt motivated to start meaningful self-care rituals. Each passing day, I could see and feel my family and personal life transform from anxiety and frustration, to much more ease and delight.
My children are authentic, curious, sweet, and spirited, and feel deeply understood and accepted by their parents. I still have my hard days because #momlife is like that, and I love myself through those days too.
A SNIPPET: I’m Jesse – Living near SF. Mother of 2. Certified Teacher. RIE® Student. Jeans and Red Lipstick. Self-Care Junkie. Vintage Swooner. Meditation Newbie. Nature Lover. Part-time Worrier. Chocoholic. Moon gazer. Eternal Student. INFJ (what's yours?)
How we can journey together:
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Virtual 1 On 1 Sessions - I offer private sessions for parents ready to move forward. Book your session here.
A Sparkly Parent Guide - Enjoy a made-for-you interactive guide on respectful parenting
With love and respect for you,