For the past twenty-five years, she’s experienced the joys and tribulations of raising four daughters born within just five years. Her parenting challenges inspired a passion for neuroscience and child development, which then led to the creation of her framework. The MicroStep Method™ equips the overwhelmed parent with the understanding and tools to transform everyday parenting struggles into opportunities for creating moments of meaningful connection.
Mary believes that by dedicating herself to empowering and guiding parents with young children, she can contribute to reversing the rising tide of teen and young adult anxiety and depression.
Mary holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School, is a Master Certified Life Coach, and a Certified Positive Discipline Expert. She provides coaching to an exclusive roster of parents and frequently speaks for schools, corporations, and parent groups.
"Mary has completely changed my parenting.
Don't delay, your kids will thank you!"
- NATALIE, 5 CHILDREN, WASHINGTON DC
Mary Willcox Smith is a Parent Coach, Speaker, and a multi-published author, including the bestselling book, The MicroStep Method for the Overwhelmed Parent.
Certified Master Life Coach (C.L.M.C.)
Certified Positive Parenting Educator
Masters in Business
Bachelor of Arts:
Economics and Math
Mary’s easy-to-implement scripts equip parents to confront the daunting goal and responsibility of empowering their children. These in-the-moment exchanges between parents and children—Mary calls these MicroStep Moments—often take less than a few minutes.
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