I am Nancy DeMaria, MPH and I work with first-time parents to help them build deep relationships with their children during infancy, through toddlerhood, and beyond.
Above all else, my approach is founded on fostering a deep mutual respect between parent and child.
It includes developing a healthy routine unique to your family that prioritizes connection, limiting behaviors (not feelings), empathizing and problem-solving, meeting standards rather than "expectations", and taking care of yourself so that you can be fully present with your child. I emphasize showing respect from birth, moving through big feelings, fostering peaceful mealtimes, and leading with cooperation and listening.
Decorating early for Christmas, historic/haunted walking tours, barre workouts, absurd humor (Chris D'Elia is at the top of the list), and oysters + fries + a refreshing Moscow Mule
Being the go-to resource for first-time parents, a passionate public speaker, and the first person on the dance floor
I spent the last 10+ years working in the areas of maternal and child health, parenthood, and family life.
I received my Master's in Public Health in Maternal & Child Health from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, which is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the world.
I am passionate about helping children thrive by helping families thrive.
Research and the experience of countless families shows that a relationship built on respect yields amazing short and long-term results.
Clear, consistent boundaries with your child are the epitome of respect.
I will help you make positive parenting approaches work for you and your unique family, and you will reap the rewards for years to come.
CONSULTATIONS: I work with first-time parents to help them build deep relationships with their children during infancy, through toddlerhood, and beyond. Please submit the application below and I will contact you to schedule a complimentary clarity call.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: I am available for select speaking engagements in the USA and worldwide. My signature talk is called "What Every First-Time Parent Deserves to Know: The Secret to Building a Deep Relationship with Your Baby." Please submit the application below and I will be in touch with you.
You can reach me via the contact form, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (984) 999-1186.
Based in Chapel Hill, NC.
Consultations by phone or in-person. Select speaking engagements worldwide.