Parent Coaching/Family Coaching

Parent Coaching / Family Coaching

You owe it to your child….

Does your family struggle with a behaviorally challenging child? Is everything a battle? Does your child feel unseen, bullied, lack meaningful friendships, having trouble socially, and or academically?

Linda is a credentialed professional in Special Education, Behavioral interventions, and parent coaching. She has many years of ABA experience, teaching, tutoring, mental health management, as well as life experience to guide and assist you with your child/ family and the day to day problem behaviors.

When addressing parenting and family related problems, only someone that has experienced the same concerns that you face can effectively assist you. Licenses as well as certifications are but part of the equation to problem resolution. Real-world experience is invaluable in this regard…

Your family and/or child 
 Needs Help if…

Is someone in your family diagnosed with….

  • Autism/Asperger’s
  • Anxiety
  • Have an IEP
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder, (IED) Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Academic Difficulties in reading
  • Been Bullied
  • Have social phobia’s
  • Social Skills Disorders
  • etc…

Parent Coaching for the family by a Behavioral Expert

 Nationally: Phone Consultations / Video Chat/ Skye/ Face Time services available

Records Review and IEP consultations are available by appointment

In Person Consultations available in by appointment

 Behavior Analysis and Professional training:

–    Applied Behavior Analysis

–    Positive Behavioral Supports

–    Teaching Family Model

–    Case Review

–   Treatment plan development and more…

  • online and phone supports
Professional Parent and Family Coaching sessions are for :



Foster and Stepparents


Siblings and Other Caregivers

 It’s up to ALL of us to make the changes! Don’t wait for what you think is the right time… “I need better insurance, can’t afford the help, maybe he/she will grow out of it…”

Is that internet service, video game subscription, cable TV, cell phone, dinner out at the fast food joint, movie, or even vacation more important than the health of your family?

Invest in the future of our children.

Now’s the time.

We can’t have another child die from being neglected, and families suffer horrible consequences. Don’t be that guy who says…. “if he/she only got the right help.”

GET HELP NOW…call 973-534-3402

to make an apoointment

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Advocate On Call

Parents Beware!
Don’t take the schools word for it.
Too many times in past months I have had parents calling me to say “the school said this, the school said that.”
Check with an expert!
The school wants to Lord over you. They want you to feel belittled. They want to be the almighty, end all, be all authority.
Well, I’m here to tell you they’re NOT!
Much of what you are being told is tantamount to a manipulation tactic, or a scare tactic. Don’t be fooled!

This is your child and their education we are talking about!

How much is that worth to you?

I now have very reasonable rates for those of you who just need some answers without having to pay a retainer fee, and don’t want to get involved in lengthy litigation or IEP meeting after meeting.

Do you want results?
I have the answers!

I’ve been advocating for families and dealing with Child Study Teams for IEP’s, 504’s, and children’s rights in education for almost 20 years now.

For a minimum fee of $50 ph you can engage and get your answers from a professional when you need them via phone conference, face time, or skype.

Set up an appointment with our “ADVOCATE ON CALL.”
(973) 534-3402
or email for a time to

Cheaper than a haircut, mani/pedi, or palm reading
Isn’t your child’s education worth that much?

Special Education Consultant/Advocate

Contact Linda at Special Needs NJ for a free advocacy consultation

(973) 534-3402









Contact Linda at Special Needs NJ for a free advocacy consultation


(973) 534-3402

Parenting Coach: Practical ideas for social, emotional and behavioral challenges

Contact Linda:


(973) 534-3402

HELP! I Need a Parenting Coach

Linda McDougall-Leenstra will come into your home by phone or video call and give you an action plan to bring the order and calm you desire. No matter how chaotic things feel right now, you will see improvement after the very first call. Whether you schedule one coaching call or multiple sessions, Linda can help you fix the most frustrating parenting struggles…:

  • Morning routines – Kids that drag their feet and struggle to get out the door on time.
  • Bedtime and Sleep issues – Is it a battle to get your child into bed and have them stay there all night long?
  • Back Talk – A common problem sweeping our nation, but you don’t have to tolerate it!
  • Not Listening – Are you constantly repeating and reminding?
  • Power Struggles – Why is everything a battle?
  • “Sibling Rivalry” – Are you a referee in your own home?
  • Entitlement Epidemic – Do your kids feel a sense of entitlement?
  • Tantrums – From toddler’s to teens…learn to tame the tantrums from an expert in behavior.
  • Whining – Wean them off the whining for good…and so much more.
  • Disability diagnosis’, IEP, and school issues – They don’t see in school what you see at home?
  • Linda is a trained Special Educator with years of experience working with behavior difficulties

“I saw improvements after my first session with Linda. It was great a breath of fresh air to know that I’m not doing everything wrong, that my son isn’t ‘bad’ and that it took just a few small changes I could make that would have such a huge impact.”

Linda is a knowledgeable and experienced parenting coach and teacher, and we gladly recommend her to all the parents we can!” – Karen Welcome


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