Become the Parent Your Child Needs

You want to be the best parent you can be. You want to see your children thrive. But after putting your children in therapy, reading all the books, listening to all the podcasts, learning from all the experts and applying every piece of advice you’ve ever received, you may be wondering why your children are still disordered, dysfunctional and disconnected.

If that’s you, you have come to the right place and I’m here to show you a better way to parent.


Hi, I’m Nicole Runyon. Licensed Psychotherapist, Sought-after Parent Coach and Keynote Speaker

I’m passionate about supporting children’s well-being and debunking the poor parenting advice that’s flooded our society.

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"Nicole has a remarkable ability to connect with the audience and deliver practical insights that resonate deeply with parents."

The kids of the iGeneration
are not alright.

42% of Generation Z have a mental health diagnosis. They are flooding the mental health system and getting worse. We are now in a full-blown mental health crisis with our youth.

Emergency Rooms across the country are overflowing with adolescent mental health crises, and they are not equipped to manage the demand for care.

Parents are experiencing their children exhibit:

There is nowhere to send children who come through the emergency system because there isn't enough supply of services for the demand. And there will never be enough mental health care for these children if we continue to treat their issues in the mental health system.

The system is broken

“Nicole gave us the tools we need to help better parent our boys. The teenage years are very hard, and it’s been invaluable to have Nicole as a resource for both our kids and for us parents.”

- Derek and Kristen Mcleod

You feel desperate to get your child help, but the help is not working.

You think that you can’t change their environment because you have given them the world to make them happy and it’s never enough. 

You have surrendered but it doesn’t instinctually feel right, you know something is missing.

Moms, you are overwhelmed from doing too much. You have read all the parenting books, taken your children to therapy, maybe even went to therapy yourself.

Dads, you feel you don’t know your role after repeated attempts and failures to help. You want to solve the problem and you feel powerless.

Your child's pain is a mirror for your own pain. A mirror for the holes in your development, for what went wrong.

If this sounds like you, I want you to know that you are not alone.

I have worked with countless parents just like you. I’m a parent too, with all the same struggles. As parents, we must learn how to tolerate our own discomfort so we can hold the space for our children's pain.

When we do this, we are able to give our children what they need, not just what they want.

Free Resources

Understanding the Roots

10 Parental Challenges That You Think Are Your Child’s But Are Actually Yours.

Are you ready to grow as a parent? Our complimentary resource offers parents a way to take ownership of their family system.

The Parenting Playbook

10 Part Parenting Playbook: A Guide To Understand Your Child’s Mental Health

Are you ready to feel better about your parenting? Our complimentary resource offers parents a way to understand their children and have a deeper connection.

“Nicole has a balanced approach to looking at family systems and individual needs. Her direct communication and conceptualization are a treasure and would help any clinician regardless of experience!”

- Sarah Emmerson MA LLP

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The Connection Project

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself into your children’s developmental process. In a world with never ending parenting advice, this resource will help you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your children, so that you can be the parent your child needs.

coaching program

Free To Fly

Are you ready to see massive changes in your children more quickly than you ever imagined possible? This program is for you!