parenting beyond the pew

Catholic Guidance and Inspiration For Today's World


Welcome, here’s more information about me, Marti Genge. I am a Academy For Coaching Parents International Certified Parent Coach. I have been in parenting education for over 24 years.

I sell parenting books to public schools all over the state of Arkansas. Check out my website

I have a 26 year old daughter who is a bilateral Amputee, and a great son who is 24. I am a big advocate for any child with special needs and am a wealth of information to help those in need.

I am also a Catholic and want to incorporate my faith into my parent coaching with Catholic parents struggling as parents or just have a simple issue.

All parents are welcome and I look forward to talking with you soon.


A Parent Coach sharpens parent skills. As a parent you learn how to provide guidance,  help your child develop critical life skills. You can also gain coping skills without criticizing, judging, or lecturing your child all through a parent coach.

Parenting Coaches Help with a Variety of Different Issues-by Dr. Caron Goode  ACPI Founder
There are several issues that parents deal with on a daily basis that only adds to the stress of their life. Many typical problems include:

  • Daily homework hassles
  • Battles over the TV, video games and computer
  • You working harder at their education than they are
  • Kids who won’t get up in the morning
  • Disrespect
  • Communication
  • Picky eating
  • No motivation or a lack of effort to help you out or to do their own work
  • Poor self-esteem and self-image
  • ADD and ADHD problems

Parenting Coaches Help in Resolving Issues
Many parents deal with these struggles on a regular basis. They may sound like typical parenting problems, but resolving these issues could make your daily life much easier. This is where parenting coaching comes in. There are numerous benefits to using a parenting coach that you may not realize until you start discussing the changes you need to make with your parenting coach.

A parenting coach will teach you to break down the issues that you are currently dealing with and will teach you to analyze what is and what is not working for you. You will be able to clearly decide on the outcomes that you want in your life. They will also teach you how to expand the current parenting skills that you have and will encourage you to utilize new concepts that you have not yet tried.

Many parents do not have any issues with their first child. They often begin to see issues after they have had a second child. In many situations, it is almost as if the children have decided to work against mom and dad, especially as they grow older and are able to decide on things that they want to do versus what mom or dad wants them to do. These are typical issues that occur, but they are also solvable issues that you can remedy with the help of a parenting coach before they get out of control.

Usually a parent calls a coach when things seem to be getting out of hand. Sibling rivalry has reached a new pitch. A toddler tantrums all day long. A child refuses to do his homework. The frazzled parent has tried a variety of ways to fix the problem and may have consulted self-help books and other materials. Nothing seems to work. At this point he or she contacts a parent coach to work through the problem.

The coach usually spends most of the first sessions listening and assessing the presenting problem. As an expert in child rearing, a coach often can suggest new approaches. A coach can also determine what would work best for this particular family.  Like Supernanny Jo Frost, a coach works mainly with parents, not children. If parents change their behavior and approach, usually children must do the same because parents ultimately hold the power within a family. Often the coach must help parents find a balance between being too strict or too loose. Coaching is about methods and solutions, not about analyzing why a situation is the way it is.

Having a non-judgmental objective professional readily available when you need an expert opinion can help parents build a stronger, more loving and higher functioning family.

Please email me if you are interested in a session or sessions. I will get back with you on the fee structure and work with you on a individualized plan for overall peace of mind.

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