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Cindy Shuster Parent Coach

Meet Cindy!


Cindy is a former classroom teacher. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Education and taught for 9 years. Cindy has earned her certification as a a Nurtured Heart Approach® certified trainer, and PCI® Certified Parent Coach through the Parent Coach Institute in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University in their graduate level year-long program.  In addition, just like you, Cindy is a parent. She has been a mom for over 26 years and knows first hand the incredible demands and gifts of being a parent.

Cindy's Story

I love what I do and am blessed to be able to help parents find the joy in parenting again. Like most of you who found your way to my site, I am a parent. I have spent the last 24 years trying my best, along with my husband, to raise our 3 sons. Prior to becoming a mom, I was an elementary classroom teacher. I spent 10 years in this profession, and I really believed that all of that experience working with children would make parenting a breeze.


Unfortunately for me, the universe had other plans. I found myself overwhelmed, frustrated, hopeless, and defeated more times than I care to admit. My husband and I tried it all; consequences, rewards, time-outs, praise, bribes, and yes , lots of yelling. We were both desperate to make things better, but were at a loss on how to go about it. I became obsessed with learning as much as I could about parenting. I read books, articles, talked to experts and scoured the internet. I learned a lot and we were able to make small changes in our parenting that, over time, had a large impact on how our kids responded to us. Things weren’t always perfect, but we were successful in reducing our daily stress and improving our relationships with our sons.


I felt compelled to share what I had learned with any other mom who confided in me that they were struggling. I loved being able to help someone else potentially have an easier path than I had. I often thought to myself that I wish I could package up what I had learned in some way and share it with as many parents as possible.


Flash forward to the summer of 2017. I stumbled across a Parent Coach website and instantly became curious. After reading more about it, I knew this was something I had to pursue. I researched all of the different programs that offered certification and ultimately chose PCI because it most closely aligned with my values and seemed to be the most thorough program out there. I then went on to discover the transformative Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) and in 2019 became a certified NHA trainer.


After a year of online classes, multiple books and articles read, and 100 hours of pro bono coaching, I graduated PCI and earned my certification.


I live on the east coast in the Baltimore area. In addition to my 3 sons, I am also mom to 3 dogs that I am mildly obsessed with. I love spending time with my family whether it’s sitting on our big leather couch watching a movie, or the precious 1 week of each year we spend in our happy place, Stone Harbor, NJ. My husband and I are both Penn State alumni and this year we proudly passed the torch onto two of our sons.


I love what I do and am blessed to have found my purpose. It is a true privilege to be able to help parents find the joy in parenting again, and to play a part in the transformation that happens through the parent coaching experience.


If you are a struggling parent, I’d be honored to be a part of your journey!

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