Jai Institute for Parenting Certified Parent Coach & Founder of Real Life Parent Guide

Kim Muench

Welcome! As a Jai Institute for Parenting Certified Parent Coach, the Founder of Real Life Parent Guide, and mother to five unique individuals for more than three decades, I have developed and spent many years practicing parenting in a way that truly allows adolescents to shine! The key to transforming your relationship with your teen into a peaceful, functional experience you both enjoy is to work on yourself. This self-care practice, along with shifting your approach to parenting WITH rather than over your teenager will bring you the kind of relationship you've always wanted with your son or daughter. In addition to guiding mothers of adolescents into healthier, happier, more functional relationships, I am an avid writer on topics related to raising adolescents in today's often confusing culture. My writing has been published on websites such as A Fine Parent, The Conscious Parent Blog, 10 to 20 Parenting, and The Huffington Post. If you'd like to check out my blog and the dozens of podcast interviews I have appeared on please visit reallifeparentguide.com.


- Kim has taught me so much already and we aren't even through. Her approach is personalized and focused. She's different than a therapist in that she shares her own experiences with me, which of course increases the trust and communication which drives all the other positive outcomes. I do the "homework" she assigns me because I want to take full advantage of our time together each week. Having an expert in parenting has been immeasurably critical during this time in my life. And I look forward to what else Kim unlocks within me! Thank you Kim! " ~ Sara P.

- "The 8-week course gave me a solid foundation for understanding my teenagers and gain some skills and insight I was sorely missing. Kim's nonjudgmental support and encouragement helped me make the changes I needed to make and, most importantly, stick with them!" ~Christine T., mom of 4 and blended family

- "Want to take your parenting to the next level? This is the course and Kim is the coach you need! Trust me, I needed a lot of calm yet firm guidance when it came to setting boundaries for my teen twin sons and she helped me get there!" ~Tricia, mom of 3