Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

The business of parenting

Elisabeth Stitt '88Educator and entrepreneur Elisabeth Stitt ’88 visited campus on April 28 to both share her experience launching a new parenting coaching business and provide child-rearing advice at Elisabeth Amen Nursery School. That day, Stitt discussed how she designed and launched her business after a lengthy career as a school teacher. “Having Elisabeth available on campus to talk about her business, Joyful Parenting Coaching, reinforces for future teachers of young children how important partnering with families is and resources that are available in some communities,” said Vicki Bartolini, chair of the Wheaton Department of Education. That evening, Stitt met with parents at the nursery school to discuss how to achieve positive resolutions to challenging parenting situations. “Elisabeth had a knack for stimulating conversation and utilized role playing for effective practice of parenting strategies,” said Marie O’Malley, nursery school coordinator.