Testimonials

These parents have offered to share their personal experiences with you about the programs and services I offer

as it can be difficult to choose to try YET another avenue of help after getting your hopes up so many times before.


 
Parenting may come naturally to some people but it didn’t to me. I mean who gets into it knowing everything they need to know? I have made mistakes, but have done even more things right thanks to the grace of God, prayer, and my good friend Hannah Grady.

I’ve leaned on her personally for years, but now she has developed a program that is so so good! She helps you where the rubber meets the road and gives you a framework to understand what your kids need from you in order to become adults that have a wonderful relationship with their parents.

Honestly, I can’t recommend her or her coaching highly enough. Even if you’re already an amazing parent, she can help you be even better.
— Myronie M.
 

We adopted beautiful twin girls seven years ago and have struggled with our connection to one in particular.
We tried so many tactics to try to “get through to her” including different parenting skills, advice from friends/books/professionals.
We were spiraling in feelings of anger, frustration, and hopelessness.
We were referred to Hannah; her expertise and coaching has made the single, biggest difference in our relationship with our daughter.
She understood exactly what we had been going through. She understood our daughter and spoke our language.
We have learned so much from Hannah in regards to our daughter’s early trauma and the effects of that on her heart and how we can begin to meet HER needs in hopes of reaching our dear daughter’s heart.
— Jeb and Karly
I have a “new” family, thanks to the help and support of Hannah! All of my four children now have tools and strategies to use to successfully handle their choices, big feelings, and past trauma remnants. My husband and I are clearly enjoying being their parents and having our family unit back intact for the first time in 7 years! Hannah provides invaluable knowledge, support, and coaching. Our kids have responded amazingly to her energy, kindness, and expertise! I highly recommend your family utilizing all the services she has to offer as she truly helps the entire family.
— Shelly S.

Parenting is hard. So hard. But it’s also the greatest responsibility and joy of my life. This program was packed with many “a-ha” moments for me. I’d take it again and again. It is information you can’t hear or practice enough. As my children approach different ages and stages in life, I know I’ll hear and practice this information in new ways. Thanks so much Hannah. Parent coaching is your gift! Investing in your children is the best gift you can ever give them.
— Eryn W.

In a supportive and thoughtful way, Hannah offered me tools and insights that deepened my self-awareness, clarified and strengthened my parenting goals, and revealed how seemingly small successes accumulate into bigger ones. Her optimism is uplifting and her warm, accepting demeanor created an ideal environment for me to explore difficult matters and move forward with a stronger, more open heart.
— Cherish F

Hannah has been a big support and a great coach to our family. She is empathetic but certainly not weak -willed. She has given us tools to use but continues to look for more.
— Carlos N.

Hannah’s approach to coaching was the missing link in our healing journey. She is patient and gentle in her guidance, yet doesn’t lack in her ability to hold you accountable for growth...which is exactly what I needed! I have always felt heard and respected every time we met. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs loving help with parenting.
— Tracey R

One day I had my (15 year old) son with me in town and he said, “You know what, there’s only one person in the world that I know that is truly genuine, that really cares about each person they meet.’I then asked him who that could be. He said, ‘Well that’s Miss Hannah.’ And so I thought that I needed to tell you that because he TRULY believes you care about everyone.
— Beverly U.

Making the decision to take our child to respite did not come easy. We agonized over it for months really. It became clear this really was our next step in healing. It was truly the hardest voluntary thing we had done in our 22 years of parenting 8 kids. We trusted Hannah completely with our sons physical care. We just didn’t know what to expect the emotional outcome for our son would be. We hoped, we prayed, but really we just had to trust that this would help our son. Leaving him was as difficult and ugly as one could imagine. Him crying for us, begging us to take him home. It broke our hearts. After nearly a month with Miss. Hannah, our son came home a very, very different little boy. What had been 11 years of anger and entitlement had turned to a soft little heart full of gratitude and love. He has been home 4 months now. There have been moments of the old “J” that surface from time to time but each and every time he quickly realizes his error, asks for forgiveness and restates how much better he likes the new “J”. His heart is sincere. Hannah had told us in a phone conversation about 3 weeks into his stay that she thought he had turned the corner. And she was right. Hannah was able to teach our son things he was not able or willing to learn from us. Our son knows and appreciates the changes he has made. The only regret we have, truly, is that we waited so long to use respite. I had assumed respite was used for ‘break” from a disrespectful child. And that is certainly one aspect. But what I have since learned is it is also an opportunity for kids to learn how to be respectful, it’s a chance for their hearts to heal and grow, and it’s a chance for fresh beginnings. Our family has benefited from all of these things and we could not be more grateful to Miss Hannah!
— Stephanie T

I felt like things were getting super crazy around my house. Mostly me being crazy! I remembered my wonderful friend posting something about Hannah’s program and how it changed the dynamics in her house for the better, so I jumped in. I’m so glad I did! My favorite addition to our house (lots of positives but this is my absolute favorite) is the idea of having kids responsibility and accountability and HOW to get that accomplished. No joke. This is a big game changer in our house. My son M actually got mad at my other son R for doing his jobs once! I also had so many a-ha moments and am still having them! I can’t recommend Hannah and her parenting enough.
— Salina P.

I have been sending my son to Hannah as needed for respite for over 3 years. She is always kind and joyful, while never letting him get away with anything. He is never thrilled to go there because he has to work on things, but he does come back in a better frame of mind, and then we make progress. I highly recommend Hannah for respite care and parenting coaching.
— Valerie L

Our daughter has always exhibited rage and extreme mood swings. I spent her childhood reading books on how to parent a defiant child and seeking help from professionals. At age 6 she was diagnosed with oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. We sought therapy from child psychologists and even had a child behavior specialist spend 50+ hours working with us in our home. We changed her diet and tried different medications and supplements. Despite our consistent efforts, as she grew, the violence and defiance escalated.

She was destroying our home and wreaking havoc on our family. By age 10, we put an alarm on her bedroom door so we could feel safe at night. Her psychiatrist recommended we take her off all medications and institutionalize her. I could not bring myself to institutionalize my child, but I felt the need to protect my other children. Less than a month later, I received a call from a mom I had never met, but had heard of our situation. She explained what professional respite care was and highly recommended Hannah.

From the moment I contacted Hannah, she was an amazing resource and support to us. For the first time, I didn’t feel the need to educate or convince a professional about my daughter’s severe behavior. Hannah understood. So my daughter and I flew from our home in Nevada to meet Miss Hannah. I was relieved and excited to finally meet someone who right off the bat recognized my daughter’s manipulations and subtle misbehaviors. Hannah addressed each misbehavior in my presence, held my daughter accountable and handled it beautifully, all with a smile on her face. It was incredible. As difficult as it was to leave my child with a stranger, I was at peace, knowing she was in good hands.

While my daughter was in her care, Hannah kept an open line of communication with me so I was aware of my daughter’s behaviors, rages, and most importantly, her progress. When I saw my daughter again at the end of her stay, I could not believe my eyes. She had changed drastically and was so respectful. I just wept in disbelief. My daughter did return to Hannah’s for a needed “tune up” a few months later. The road continues to be bumpy and my daughter still struggles but we are moving forward. Our life is no longer a living hell. And the changes that have taken place are miraculous. Hannah is very knowledgeable, insightful and encouraging. She has helped many other children heal and that gives me hope for my child.

I fully trust Hannah and strongly recommend her to anyone whose child is disrespectful and defiant. Her influence on our daughter and our family is immeasurable. I will be forever grateful for Hannah!
— Rebecca R

Hannah came into our lives at a time in which I was not even speaking to my teenage son. Through the 12 week coaching program, she taught us how to cope and gave us new insights and strategies that helped restore our family! Hannah is incredibly wise and open I always looked forward to our meetings together. I absolutely love her and highly recommend her coaching program.
— Carol A.

Our family has grown leaps and bounds because of our amazing parent and family coach, Hannah. She is one of God’s biggest gifts to us in the trenches, even as we are crawling out. So thankful for her and hopeful that others will utilize all she has to offer.
— Kari L.

When we were in the worst days of our lives, finding out that our 12 year old daughter had RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) and was so ill and destructive that we couldn’t parent her effectively we had no idea how we were going to solve the huge problems facing us. Our daughter was becoming violent, she was not safe for our other children to be around, and the only solution we found was to institutionlaize her in an out of state treatment facility. We were heart-broken, exhausted, and terribly afraid for her future.

Somehow, we got “Miss Hannah’s” number. I don’t know how we got that lucky! We called her and arranged an interview. She immediately understood our pain and fear, and explained to us how she would treat our daughter in her home as a “therapeutic parent.” We had heard that term, and read some about the techniques involved, but had never seen them acted out, and didn’t know how to replicate them ourselves. We placed our girl with Miss Hannah and immediately the violence and loss of control ceased.

Not only was Miss Hannah able to calm our girl down, but she was able to model techniques for us so that we could use them to help our child when she was at home for visits. Our daughter is very ill, and her prognosis is not good, but we do have hope because of the wonderful work Miss Hannah is doing with her. I can not emphasize enough how much trust and respect we have for Hannah, she knows her facts, she understands the kids, she is able to be calm and comforting in the face of a child’s emotional chaos AND she produces results.

We are very grateful to have her as part of the team helping our daughter, without her our child would have been institutionalized and then there truly would have been no hope for her. Miss Hannah has literally given her a second chance in life.
— Kelly O

Andrew’s time with you made a big impact. And our phone coaching was also very helpful. We went on to do a few months of neurofeedback, which worked wonders. He went from arguing and defying everything to being cheerful and kind and cooperative and respectful. He still has a tendency to fall back into old habits, but the behavior is so mild and is easily corrected. I’m grateful for the experience, because it’s giving me more confidence as I work as an NR practitioner with early trauma children. So on I go learning as much as I can so that I can help as many children as possible!!! Thanks for all you do.
— Joy C