Parenting in Real Life | Parent and Teen Coach

Dana Baker offers coaching and parenting advice from the trenches: a non-judgmental ear and tips/feedback based on the science, psychology and reality of parenting.

As an author, commentator, and mother of two she brings real life observations and advice that help you navigate the ups, the downs and the downright uglies of parenting, especially for teens. Her insightfulness comes with a good dose of humor and the simple recognition that no matter how hard we may try, none of us is a perfect parent. She’s experienced in ADHD, anxiety and depression so her suggestions and counsel is rooted in reality and comes from the heart.

Dana’s writing can be found at, in addition to numerous leading parenting and wellness websites.
Professional credentials:
Degree in Psychology and English, Kenyon College
Trained Coach and Facilitator
Trained in Domestic Violence and Teen Suicide Prevention
Member, The Psychology Network, Parenting 2.0, Life Coaching Teens

service overview


- One on One Parenting
- Mentoring Stressed out Teens
- Defusing the Family Feud
- Catching Life’s Curve Balls: Anxiety, ADHD, College

I take a practical, positive approach to parenting – which means no added stress, guilt or pressure. I listen and ask questions but also have experience and perspective I'm willing to share. I offer guidance, encouragement, and practical suggestions to make connecting in the family easier and to help you parent through these challenges with confidence.

Call to set up a free, 15-minute consultation.

ONLINE and Bay Area
San Francisco, California
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