Amy Patenaude

Amy is a Licensed School Psychologist and Parent Coach. As a Tampa native, Amy loves the sunshine and being outdoors. Amy works at a publishing company and sees families in her private practice. Amy married her college sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two children who are 5 and 2. 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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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...