Feature Friday: Leah Frankel Consulting
This week’s FEATURE FRIDAY is Leah Frankel of Leah Frankel Consulting.
Leah Frankel Consulting focuses on helping families in times of transition and with behavioral concerns, but honestly she does a bit of everything for moms! Lactations consultant, parenting strategizing, adult and child counseling – all wrapped into a true focus on giving you the tools that you need to succeed. She has a specialty in helping families struggling with an older child’s behavior when a new baby is joining the mix and a love for helping parents be prepared before problems arise.
I had the opportunity to chat with Leah on the phone a couple weeks ago and get to know about her business and hear her little guy running around behind her. I’m usually the one with background toddler noise, so it was nice to be on the other side of the phone this time!
In talking to Leah, you immediately feel her smile coming through, she was warm and inviting. She believes in a strong support system surrounding you and recognizing the joys of parenting. She recognizes of course that parenting is hard but also that “we could celebrate all the ways that being a little person’s parent is an opportunity of a lifetime”
You can find Leah on A Mom Around Town right here! https://www.amomaroundtown.com/listing/leah-frankel-consulting/ You can also find her on Facebook HERE
Here’s the rest of the interview:
What made you want to be a Counselor?
Ever since I was very young, I imagined working with families and it’s my true passion. I believe that childhood is so important and I’m dedicated to supporting parents and educators to ensure that children are nurtured and cared for so that they will reach their full potential. As a parent myself and having worked in Early Childhood settings to provide social and emotional support, I understand first-hand how important customized, high-quality support is and I’m dedicated to making sure caregivers have access to that support—it’s crucial for the adults and for the children.
What excites you the most about your work?
I truly believe that childhood experiences are incredibly powerful and that, if we can create wonderful childhoods for all children, we can make the world a better place for everyone now and far into the future. I see how much of an impact support and information can make on a family and that makes me excited and joyful about this work.
What is your biggest challenge?
Reaching enough children—sometimes the impact and reach don’t feel big enough. And also feeling the pull between work and motherhood.
Tell us about your family
I have an amazing, kind, and supportive husband. We’ll be married 3 years this November. Together we have a son who will be 2 in January. He is our everything—he’s sweet and hilarious, cuddly, and clever. We can’t get enough of him! We also have one pesky puggle.
If you could pick anything, what would your super power be?
The ability to remember anything I wanted perfectly.
What one piece of advice do you have either for a mom that needs your service or someone that wants to start doing what you are doing?
My advice to a mom is: make it your mission to “spoil your child with love”—it’s a gift you can give to your child that you will never regret. And be authentic to who YOU are. You know yourself and your family better than anyone else!