Raising a human being can be so triggering.

Have you ever lost your cool and made a tough situation with your child even worse? We've all been there. There's nothing wrong with you, momma.

Self-regulation is a skill. That's good news! You can learn how to stay calm by educating yourself and practicing a new way of being.

Ready to get started?

Stay Calm in the Chaos is a 1-hour course that will help you commit to becoming a more peaceful presence for your child.


available now


Staying Calm in the Chaos

1 Hour Video Recording

Once you register, you will access the recording and the note taking worksheet immediately on Teachable.com.

Now... Exhale.

You're one step closer to learning how to be calm in the chaos.

What fellow parents are saying

"I have been implementing changes in my responses and thinking from your curriuclum and I can feel a change in our relationship for the better. So thank you so much! I no longer feel a failure as a parent, or so alone. You are doing incredible things for parents out there, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you." - Vicki

"Because of you, I've become more aware of my parenting, and able to be less on auto pilot or reactionary during difficult times. … it's a win to give myself more grace and to just observe and learn from those times, instead of only feeling bad that they happened." - Sarah

"Mary provides an attuned loving presence that has helped me articulate my values and consistently operate out of that knowledge. Plus she holds loving boundaries that stop me from BS-ing myself about what really matters most in tough situations. I recommend coaching with Mary." - Marie

"It is no exaggeration to say that Mary Van Geffen has completely transformed my relationship with my toddler. Fear, frustration and anger have been replaced by hope, patience and compassion. Armed with useful parenting tools and a better understanding of myself, I am moving forward with more confidence and peace." - Becky

"Working with Mary has transformed my thinking. I used to believe something was wrong with my child and with me.  I thought biblical parenting means obedient children. I looked at my kids’ big feelings as  the problem and something to fear. Now I’m willing to try new things that cultivate emotional well-being and that those in my home feel loved and heard. I focus less on the behavior and more on staying calm." - Shannon

about your instructor:

Mary Van Geffen

Hello! I’m Mary - the international parenting coach for overwhelmed moms of strong-willed & Spicy children. 

I help parents gain confidence to choose gentle, respectful discipline especially if they weren’t raised that way. 

My day job is coaching parents over the phone on how to be more confident and connected to their children. 

My ministry, though, is on Instagram where I post encouraging parenting tips every single day. Reading my posts will help you delight in your child and remember that you are enough.

I believe that when a mom like you realizes how hard she is on herself, she cracks the door open for some self-compassion. Then her entire family is bathed in light! 

I’m a certified Simplicity Parenting Counselor® and Professional Co-Active Coach® but my greatest achievement, is cultivating a calm, kind and firm relationship with my spirited go-getter daughter (now 16), polar-opposite introverted son (14) and un-Enneagramable hubby.