Salutations!

HI. I’m Nathan M McTague, CPCC, CPDPE. I’m a full-time parent. When I think about what I do, that comes first and foremost. Parenting my girls has made my life what it is, and I wouldn’t be doing anything that I am doing were it not for them.

With my partner, Natalie, I’m also a co-creator and co-owner of Feeleez Empathy Teaching Tools LLP. We make media for helping kids learn about feelings. We grow emotional intelligence and foster the emergence of empathy, kindness, and compassion. Feeleez is good for the education and therapy of kids of all ages and developmental levels.

I am also a certified Life Coach (thus, the “CPCC”). I work with professionals from all walks of life and levels of success. I work with couples and individuals needing assistance with relationship or intimacy issues. And I work with 20- and 30-somethings looking to gain clarity, create change, and/or forge ahead in their lives. Here’s my website address if you’d like to know more about those services:
http://cromagnoncoaching.weebly.com/index.html

In addition, through the combination of my other pursuits and interests above, and again with Natalie, I have over the last five years also begun making myself available as a Parent Mentor. Via that work, I write this blog sharing information, thoughts, suggestions, and musings on parenting (specifically Empathetic-, Attachment-, Connection-, Natural-, Cro-Magnon-style Parenting). I work with parents one to one, and one to two, discussing how to make use of the tenants of bonding-oriented parenting, and how to implement practices. I sometimes also just listen to and empathize with them because there isn’t something else to try, or something else to do but simply feel the way they feel about their challenges for a time. Natalie and I are both Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators (CPDPE’s); and on occasion, we offer ecourses, workshops, lectures, and group calls, which I always announce on the blog so that anyone may join in.

I have twelve years of research under my belt (in one of those belt pockets you can get at Sears ;)) from my own data-collections, explorations, and “experiments”, as well as from my own children — who are some of the best teachers I have yet known. I hang out with the work of child-raising thinkers like Alfie Kohn, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Pam Leo, Naomi Aldort,  Robin Grille, Rick Ackerly, Daniel Hughes & Jonathan Baylin, among others.

I want to help people, generally, but also specifcally in the area of parenting. I think there are choices that parents can make that make life better for us and our children, and also have a beneficial effect on how we grow – again I mean both the parents and the children. I don’t pretend to know everything about parenting, by any means, I’m still learning everyday, just like you. But when it comes to teaching kids about empathy, employing empathy and relationship in parenting, and creating cooperation in familial teams — Natalie and I are your experts. Our only purpose in communicating here is to offer our ideas and perspective for your consideration — we hope you find something, or many things, here of benefit to you and yours.

You are also cordially invited to:

  1. Let me know if you want me to post about any particular topics.
  2. Pose a question to me about parenting.
  3. Get in touch with me about my services.

You may email me — nmmctague.cpcc@gmail.com — or drop by my website contact page. And don’t be shy, I’m super-friendly and I love connecting with parents in the field!

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Be well.

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2 Responses to Salutations!

  1. kary says:

    I can sense that you and your partner are good parents. i am not yet a parent, but after reading your article, it made me realize that the job of parents in a family is not easy.. all the understanding should always be present, specially when kids are getting stubborn. Some day when i become a parent, i will give my kids the love and care they deserve just like what you do. God bless!

    kary jane

  2. I wanted to stop by and say thank you for the follow. Cro-Magnon parenting…I like that. I also love the picture of the kids and you on a roof. Rebels.

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