It would be impossible to put into words how much I appreciated that call. Thank you.
Included in this email is Cara Day, my parenting coach. As I mentioned she has changed my parenting more than any other person, book, seminar or other resources. The only thing better than her expertise, her coaching talents, and her wisdom on all things kids, is her generous spirit. I don’t know if she is taking on new clients right now, but here’s her number.
I started working with Cara Day in 2013. Her methods were a game-changer for our family. We had worked with therapists for a few years and made some progress, but it did not compare to the work we do with Cara. The Choice Chart and the ability to be coached remotely in the most stressed situations made an incredible shift in our family. Cara coaches me and my two children, a half hour per week each. She helped me stop using language that was creating shame in my children. Cara helped me understand what is actually happening within my children when I handle situations in a certain way. Now I have an almost teenager and another one coming up after that. It’s like she handed me a roadmap. I know where I’m going, how to get there, and I get through the bumps on the road with her gentle but straightforward guidance.
My daughter was suffering from severe separation anxiety for months. Transitioning out of Preschool and into Kindergarten brought on many emotions (worry/stress/fear/anxiety) for both she and myself, which led me to contacting Cara Day. My daughter attended a summer “kinder camp” held at Day Prep which was designed to get kids excited about school, build confidence in academic projects she was working on with her coach, while also practicing strategic daily drop-offs when separating from me. After two weeks of working with Cara and a wonderful teacher on her team, I noticed a significant improvement in her confidence to leave without tears and struggle. When school started in August, we relied heavily on the tools we learned from Day Prep and their coaching for parents and children—it helped us successfully start kindergarten off on the right foot. The first week of kindergarten was still a struggle, but Miss Day and her team were an amazing support and encouragement to us, and by the end of the second week of school she was no longer crying/clinging/avoiding school. She was excited to be there and get in the classroom, no more rough transitions. I am extremely appreciative of the coaching we received from Day Prep. The parenting tools and The Choice Chart system is now part of our daily approach to responsible kids and a happier household.
Working with Cara Day has completely transformed every aspect of my life. I have had therapy with others before Cara. I am a trained master NLP coach and have studied the mind, the unconscious mind, and have participated in several life-altering self-development programs and will never tire from learning what makes us humans “tick”…. it is a passion of mine.
For me, it has always been a lesson in learning and unlearning a lot of my beliefs, etc… but I was never able to get “fully there” in my actual life. After the program or session had ended, no matter what. Many times in my life – I felt as though I have healed something…a deep trauma, only to discover the number of layers left uncovered, and back in my “real life” the destructive patterns and lack of self-worth remained. This time stronger bc on top of it returning was the shame of staying stuck. I felt something was seriously wrong with me, and the loops of self-hatred went on and on. And became more layered with every time I felt I failed (which was often).
In 2018, I hit an emotional rock bottom as I have never experienced.
Everything I knew about my life, myself – everything came crashing down and I had to face IT ALL. I didn’t have a choice anymore. It all started unraveling and I couldn’t stop it or tell myself the same story bc it was actually impossible to do so. The truth dragged me down to depths I didn’t know were possible. It knocked me down and almost drowned me.
My first session with Cara, she guided me through an experience that radically shifted me – but also – I have never been held in such love, spirit, and devotion from a voice on the phone. She was WITH me. Saw me. I felt seen. Heard. Validated. And I because of all of my training in my life, I am a tough critic when it comes to “coaches” – sometimes to my own detriment, but I was willing and open and THANK GOD. This experience CHANGED MY LIFE.
I am unwavering in my strength and worth as a woman and a mother. I show up as a full expression of who I am with grace and confidence. Even on the hard days.
She listens to listen – not to respond. She listens with an open heart and truly lets spirit guide her. She is raw and real. She will give you tough love and tell it like it is, but she will take you places you never imagined (in a good way). She will see you at your truest and highest self and meet you there – even when you cannot see it or feel it.
Cara is truly the greatest investment we have ever made. I truly believe that she is the best investment anyone or any family can make. There are some souls on this earth, in this life, who are “tapped” into their true calling and I know for a fact that Cara is one of them. If I could gift someone the best gift ever – it would be coaching with Cara.
She has been and continues to be the most wonderful blessings and our secret weapon to living the life we have always wanted.
Before working with Cara, I was struggling to have a deep relationship and connection with my four daughters. As my girls matured, my parenting style of command and control and strong rules and expectations wasn’t working. I needed help to rebuild my connection and learn a new parenting style. I began working regularly with Cara six years ago. I had other parenting coaches, but Cara is so unique because she helped me shift my mindset and beliefs, and helped me realize that the problem is me, not my kids. I had the power to change it. She has an amazing balance of truth and grace, and I needed both. Not only did she help me reframe how I approached parenting and what my vision was, but she also gave me hundreds of practical tips and techniques that I could apply daily. Most coaches cannot do both. She also took a vested interest in learning all about my girls and became an extended part of our family. Today, I have healed the relationships with my daughters and I have a healthy loving relationship with each. I have Cara to thank for this. By changing my mindset, removing my limiting beliefs, and providing me with new skills, I am more confident than ever as a parent. I am well on my path to having lasting relationships with each of my girls that will last after they leave the home. This only was possible with the help of Cara. Every parent needs a coach and Cara is the most qualified, effective, and caring one I’ve ever met. I cannot recommend her enough.
Cara Day is a practical genius at teaching not only parents, but students and her fellow practitioners. She has revolutionary, yet proven methods that transform lives. Her parenting philosophy and methods are in-depth, yet practical, tangible, and immediately usable. A breath of fresh air.
Cara Day is simply the best! So great at educating parents and children on best practices of communication. If you have children, no matter what age, you will learn things you did not know you needed to know.