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The Indy Parent Coach
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Calvalyn achieved a Bachelors degree from Indiana University in 2011, she then received her Masters of Science in Educational Counseling degree from Indiana University in 2013. Calvalyn has over 15 years of experience working in and around schools from Pre K through 12th grade. She is a member of the American School Counseling Association and Indiana School Counseling Association. As a parenting coach and educational consultant with the Well Counseling and Consulting group, Calvalyn has experience with supporting parents through individual consultation and workshop presentations. With students she is skilled in student support services aimed at fully developing children socially, academically, and vocationally.

Wife and mother of four daughters, Calvalyn draws from personal experiences and sound counseling foundation to creatively problem solve and work with parents and fellow educators to create the optimal environment for children to learn and thrive.

When not working, Calvalynís hobbies include rummage sales, couponing and all things frugal. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four daughters traveling and experimenting in the kitchen.

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Dear Nighttime Disaster

Help for Sleepless nights

August 10, 2014 | 10:23 PM
A recent contact from a tired, but committed mom prompted this post. Here's what she had to say: Dear Parent Coach :) My daughter will be 6 in November. She is terrified to sleep in her room. This ...more>>

3 Parenting Lessons From Willy Wonka

July 24, 2014 | 01:34 PM
There was a cute article about all the parenting lessons that can be learned from Han SoIo and I thought I bet there are a lot of things to be learned from a lot our favorite movies. But since Iíve ...more>>

All Kids Are Bilingual

Are You Speaking the Right Language

July 15, 2014 | 09:15 AM
Whatís that you say? You think Iím crazy, between hearing YOLO and LOL youíre not sure your kids have mastered the English language, but youíre sure that they are not bilingual. But Iím talking about ...more>>

The Marble Jar

The Perks of Positive Reinforcement

July 07, 2014 | 08:18 AM
I saw a post online a while ago about preventing whining. By using a marble jar. I was intrigued. Whining wasn't my problem at that moment, but I did have a problem. Somehow, I had gotten into a ...more>>

Second Chance Summer Solstice

by Indy Parent Coach
July 02, 2014 | 11:04 PM
My 7 year old, Lauryn has enough school spirit for the whole school. I didnít think it was possible for her to have more until she got Ms. V, but low and behold her passion for her school, her classmates, ...more>>

Lessons from the Library

Teaching Kids When They Aren't Looking

by Calvalyn Day
June 24, 2014 | 07:30 AM
During the summer, I spend a lot of time at the library. Maybe itís the educator in me, or maybe itís my infatuation with books. It may have something to do with the fact that my kids love the library ...more>>

The Pleasure is all mine!

June 23, 2014 | 09:05 AM
Have you ever wanted something so badly, that you worked as hard as you could, day in day out, doing leg work and research, planning and preparing and then suddenly, there you are there smacked in the ...more>>

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Elf the musical
Childrens museum
peewinkle's puppet studio
Heritage