Life with kids is messy!

We celebrate the messes from spilled milk & mud pies to emotional meltdowns & calamities in motion. It's unpredictable, crazy, bewildering and sometimes fun. And we believe that you got this!


Parent Workshops and Clinics

Invite Karen to speak with parent groups of any size at your home, school or by Zoom.

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Education Consulting

Family Time offers workshops for educators and program development strategies for schools and businesses. We can customize solutions to meet your unique staff and program needs.

We offer:

  • Coaching & Training
  • Educational Consulting
  • Program and Staff Development Seminars
  • Mentoring
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About Karen

Karen Deerwester is the owner of Family Time Coaching & Consulting, inspiring and supporting parents and professionals in all aspects of “living with children”. Karen is the author of The Entitlement-Free Child (Sourcebooks 2009), The Playskool Guide to Potty Training (Sourcebooks 2008) and The Potty Training Answer Book (Sourcebooks 2007) which won the 2008 NAPPA Gold Award for parenting resources. Karen also hosts the weekly podcast for parents, See Me Hear Me Love Me, where parents share their stories for all of us to celebrate the messiness of life-with-kids.


Classes at B’nai Torah
B’nai Torah Congregation for babies through 2 year olds. Come and enjoy a fun-filled time with your child. You’ll be amazed to see your child’s individual journey of discovery and learning. You will also make wonderful new friendships.
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ZOOM Potty Training
Join Karen for the how-what-when of Potty Training based on her bestselling book, The Potty Training Answer Book.
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ZOOM Parenting in CRAZY Times
See Me Hear Me Love Me is the guiding principle of everything Family Time: how to meet your child exactly where they are and grow and learn together!
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Books by Karen