I just don’t want to fail again

“I just don’t want to fail again.” 

I blurted out those exact words yesterday.

Ahhhhh….how many times do I hear (or sense) that from parents who are tired of programs or specialists failing to meet their needs?!

 [[[BIG AIR HUG TO Y’ALL]]]  I see you.

I’m in a tender emotional space this season as I explore what I’ve loved about Mad to Glad, and what the next version of my parenting program will be.

The common thread I feel with my clients is that I am pulled toward better leadership, more connection, and growth.  It feels so vulnerable and tender.

I’ve watched parents “do the work” of learning a new way to be with, and respond to, their challenging kiddo since 2011 when I started my business.  

At times, the work is tender and baby-sized.  Other times, it’s fueled with confidence and go-get-em inspired action. 

I’m simply there alongside your journey to feed snippets of information and strategy, with a gigantic dose of compassion and love.

If you’ve recently had a rough day (or week….or month) with a kiddo who’s escalating, fighting, and trying to get a rise out of you, hang in there.  A solution is coming.

“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.”

Robert Schuller

A parent in our private FB group recently posted a falling-down (but also getting up!) moment that I want to share with you.

She was questioning the process and wondering how to get kids to listen as she felt they were walking all over her.

By sticking with our process, and layering in the next simple, practical steps, she had an awareness that I think many of us thoughtful, devoted, and caring parents learn about ourselves along the way.

When we have the courage to KEEP GOING, we can’t fail.  Picking ourselves up and investing our hope and action-oriented energy into steps designed with our best interest in mind do open us up to a new potential for what life can be a month from now, a year from now, and beyond!

You’re not failing.  Keep going.

With love,



Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP
Certified Parent Coach
Creator, Mad to Glad Blueprint ™
Professional training to support intense kids and their families


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P.S. Fun Historical Fact: When I started my business 11+ years ago it was under the name “Brightening Connections.”  The two services I offered were “Family Dynamics Speech Therapy” and the “5 Polka Dot Approach.”  

Right Now: My business is called Samantha Moe and Associates, and my program is Mad to Glad Blueprint (offered in an online group or via private parent coaching).  I have THREE SPOTS that just opened on my calendar.  Click this link if you want to book an initial session.

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Continuing education, advanced training, and parent coach certification for professionals who support intense kids and their families. View my mental health Ted Talk on helping families heal from stress here.