Being a mom isn’t easy.

Imagine raising happy kids. Imagine parenting being easier.

I get it. Above all, I wanted my son to be a happy kid. As a parent, raising a child with diverse learning abilities, and additionally, trying to find a way through his social fears and ADHD, was tough. I’m Deborah Woods, National Board-Certified Counselor, and I understand the struggles.

The big unhappy feelings, disrespectful outbursts, tears, and tantrums were overwhelming. Sadly, I made mistakes along the way. However, thankfully, over time, things changed.

Fast forward to today, my son has grown into a happy man. In the beginning, we worked to build a nurturing home that improved his happiness and resilience. Then, we put together a family way of life that promoted healthy social chats, experiences, and outings, which proved helpful in overcoming his anxiety. Later, discovering his unique learning style was a real turning point for him that led to his love of learning.

At the same time, we found useful ways to support his independence despite his ADHD. Along this journey, I learned to stand up for him. Then finally, the icing on the cake, by welcoming his differences and strengths, we found reasons to celebrate our joy as a family.

Are you interested in a similar change? If so, allow me to show you how parenting, even with its many challenges, can be made a lot easier and much more enjoyable.

Happy kid and mom smiling with joy in the park.
Happy kid and mom reading map while hiking.



Happy kid exploring the woods on a hike.


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Parenting challenges are tough to discuss. This is particularly true if you’re talking to someone who hasn’t been in your shoes. Yet, remember this important point. Opening up to someone who gets it can bring great relief, comfort, and hope. That’s why I want to make it easier for you. Let me treat you a special gift – a chat with a seasoned professional who truly gets what you’re going through. Certainly, I struggled as a mom because I love hard. I wasn’t about to quit. I suspect that’s true of you too. For that reason, I’m extending an invitation for a free parent consultation. Since you’ve faced enough hardship, this is an ideal time to ease your journey as a mother. Indeed, parenting can be more enjoyable. Why not take the first step today? Aim for more joyful days and peaceful nights for both you and your child.

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What they say

“I highly recommend Deborah to any parent that is struggling with their child. Her teachings were extremely helpful in guiding me towards a more understanding and empathic approach with my child.”

“Deborah Woods and Playtime Power have been a complete Godsend, like 100%. A miracle. I’ve discovered how to bond with my daughter in a way I’ve never done before.”

“I was losing hope that I would ever find someone to help my son with his behavioral issues. Deborah’s program taught me so much, not only about my son but also about myself and how I parent. I have seen a steady decline in behavior issues, both at home and at preschool. I honestly did not think play therapy would help at all – but it does wonders! She is really a Godsend.”

“Highly recommend for parents looking for healthy ways to empower their headstrong children.”

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