Amy Patenaude

Amy is a Licensed School Psychologist and Parent Coach at A Child's Path, PLLC. As a Tampa native, Amy loves the sunshine and being outdoors. Amy works with children and their families in her private practice. Amy married her college sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two children who are 6 and 3. A self-proclaimed bookworm, Amy loves to read research articles to better understand child development, the parent-child relationship, and how we can foster success in youth. Amy believes that ALL parents love their children. Amy’s goal is to be a cheerleader to all parents on their parenting journey. By making small changes with our parenting practices, we can have a big impact on our children.
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Going Back to School As A Mom

Making the Decision to Go Back to School Earlier this year, I made the decision to apply to graduate school to get my doctorate in School Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. I have been working...
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Lessons Learned from Potty Training During the Pandemic

Earlier this spring when I was home with my kids and my husband during the quarantine, we decided it was the perfect time for potty training! I will tell you, the nice thing about...
It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable and Show Up for People of Color

It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable and Show Up for People of Color

Last month, I read an article by Tiphani Moorer, called, “Dear White People, Why now?” It made me uncomfortable. It made me realize that I am watching and sitting on the sidelines with what is...
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Working from Home with Kids During COVID-19

COVID-19, “safer at home” orders, social distancing, and student distance learning have caused many working parents to work from home with kids underfoot. I've been working from home for five years. It's a new...
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How to Help Your Children During COVID-19

Families are quickly adapting to changes based on current events and COVID-19. Families are learning how to manage school closures, changes to travel plans, and working from home. Some families have caregivers on the...
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Guide to the Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest

The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) is right around the corner and it’s a fun way to spend the weekend with your family. GMF celebrates the arts in Tampa by showcasing diverse musical acts from...
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How to Talk to Your Child About Bullying and Bully Prevention

  As you’re driving home from school with your kids, you overhear them talking about another child in their class. Your child calls this other student a bully. And says that “they are mean.” As...
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How To Talk To Your Child About Creating a Family Routine

  Happy New Year! I love January! It feels like a fresh start and a great time to think about your family routine. As parents, we reflect on the previous year and think about our...

For the Grieving Momma, The Holidays Can Be Hard

As a mom of two small children, I would argue that the holidays are a magical time of year. For me, it always feels like it starts with Halloween. What costumes should we pick...