"Lalaine and her sage wisdom is the "how to manual" you don't get when you have your child. If raising healthy, well adjusted loving children is your goal, then having Lalaine in your camp will definitely be a great start in making that a reality." -Kim Petroff, San Mateo, CA
"My husband and I often joke that one of the most important jobs we have in life is raising our kids, and yet it does not come with an instruction manual! We are so grateful to have found Lalaine when we encountered challenges with sibling rivalry at home. First and foremost, Lalaine is a great listener. She took the time to understand our needs and offered specific techniques and strategies to address our immediate concerns. She also helped us develop a long-term vision for our family. It wasn’t something we had sought out initially (or think we needed), but it has become a powerful tool we use to remind us and the kids of our principles and family values. We have learned so much about parenting from Lalaine’s coaching, and the changes we’ve implemented have truly helped us bond as a family. We are grateful and would highly recommend her to other parents!" -Sandra G.
"Lalaine is a bright light in the parenting world - full of parenting wisdom and a true focus on and passion for the importance of childhood. She has a gift for helping parents step back and see the larger picture and sort through problems with a practical and positive approach. Her decades of experience as a parent and parent educator allow her to draw on multiple approaches and perspectives and provide strategies for a myriad of parenting challenges and each unique child." -Carol Phillips, Executive Director, Little Hands, Belmont, CA
"I have had the opportunity to meet Lalaine at our local preschool in which she served as a teacher for both of my boys. Her love and joy for both kids and the parents transcribed in her work. As an expert in early childhood education, she has coached hundreds of parents (including myself) on how to raise happy, curious, compassionate, confident, and brave kids. As a new parent, I struggled with balancing career, child rearing, and self care, with my first child. Through our 1:1 coaching, evidence based books and resources, and her general compassion for people, I was able to create healthy boundaries, set routines, and have joyful parenting and family life. Her coaching helped me better prepare for my second child making the transition easier. Her coaching tools has also helped our family successfully manage any new challenges that come up: start of school, moving to a new home, even transitioning to the new norm of covid-19. Everytime I see Lalaine, I tell her, "Thank you for helping me raise my kids and giving me the tools to become the mother I want to be." I highly recommend Lalaine Frankel as your personal coach." -Kim D. , Belmont, CA
"Being a parent of a child with special needs can feel lonely- so much of your life is figuring out an alternative path and figuring out your own way. I was connected to Lalaine through a friend and met for coffee. Lalaine was warm, welcoming, and very helpful. I left the conversation feeling heard, and also had some great tips on how to be a better parent for my son inspired from her journey. Thank you!" -Rachel W., Redwood City, CA
"Lalaine is not only an amazing teacher to children, she is a phenomenal resource to anyone navigating the complicated road of parenthood. Lalaine understands each child is unique, as is every family. She is patient, kind and full of wisdom ~ truly a guiding force that helped us learn how to become better parents by not only taking care of our kids, but by taking care of ourselves. Being a parent is the hardest and the most rewarding job in the world, and we feel very fortunate to have had Lalaine there during those formative first years. "-Jamie & Eric White, San Carlos, CA
"Both of my daughters were lucky to have Teacher Lalaine as their first teacher which means I benefitted from having her wisdom and guidance as I navigated though having one and later two children. Lalaine is a wealth of knowledge and her approach to parenting is calm, loving, and logical. The discussions I've had with Lalaine have stuck with me over the years and impact my parenting on a daily basis. She has had a profound effect on me as a parent and I will forever be grateful." -Meghan G., Redwood City, CA
"Lalaine has decades of experience as an early child educator. She was our son’s preschool teacher and provided my spouse and I with online parent education through out the school year. Her play based, child directed philosophy helped guide us through the ups and downs of raising a toddler. She provided us with the tools and strategies to manage the big emotional moments. I especially appreciated the language she modeled for us during our online session. I used those exact words to help our son work through a tantrum. Instead of just telling him to stop crying, Teacher Lalaine gave us the tools and language to help our son feel truly heard and validated. Her online parent education helped our whole family. Thank you Teacher Lalaine!" -Sara A. and Tat L, San Francisco, CA