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.
"Our daughter was 5 months old and still sleeping in our room, except that no one was doing much sleeping anymore! We were unsure of the steps to take to get us all sleeping better. Nancy encouraged us and guided us on building healthy sleep habits with our daughter, which would mean better emotional, physical, and mental health for her (and us!) in the long-run. We experienced almost immediate results in better sleep, and our daughter is an incredibly happy baby who is a joy to be around. We are forever grateful for Nancy's help!"
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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: My signature talk is called The Cultivate Method: 3 Secrets Every First-Time Parent Deserves to Know. 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.