Hello! My name is Eran, and I want to help you become a 21st Century Parent!
If you've ever felt any of the following:
- you're always yelling at your kids while thinking “what the hell am I doing?”
- you're not enjoying spending time with your kids
- you're only putting fires and not really leading your family
- you're confused and conflicted from all the different parenting “tips” in social media
- you're scared that you are becoming like your own mom or dad
- you can't connect to your children in the ways you really want to
- you're just exhausted at the end of your days
You're a conflicted, confused parent – and I want to help.
My name is Eran Katz(pronounced “Eh-Run”). I’m a Clinical Psychologist, parenting counsellor and coach, a husband, and a father. Not necessarily in that order. My family is the most important thing for me, and I like to say that my two children are my best parenting teachers.
In my work as a psychologist and parenting counselor, I have learned a lot about how the relationships between parents and children shape the lives of children for years to come, and how meaningful those moments are to both parent and child. Talking about parenting and working with parents is one of my favorite things to do.
I believe that raising kids is one of the most amazing things you can do. You are literally shaping humanity's future, person by person. I truly think that by becoming better parents we can create a better world. But I'll also be the first one to admit: parenting is also a really tough job.
How it Started?
As a student of clinical psychology, I focused and specialized in child psychology. During my training, I've worked with children of many ages, and always worked with their parents as well. But it was only when I became a dad myself, and entered the trenches of conflicted and confused parenting, that I started to appreciate just how hard and impactful parenting can be.
When my first child was born, I immediately fell in love with this cute little thing. Of course, it wasn't all fun and joy. We had to learn how to handle a baby, get by with less sleep and adjust ourselves to new roles. But all in all, we felt good with our parenting. But then we hit The Terrible Twos (such a deceitful name, by the way). Suddenly, this cute thing was becoming a menace. Still cute, still funny, but boy, was I at a loss.
One day, as he was jumping up and down on the sofa – even though I repeatedly told him not to – I suddenly lost it. Something grew in my belly and this huge bellow came out of me: “JUST STOP IT! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?”.
Then I grabbed him by the arms and hauled him into his room.
And I immediately felt like shit.
Thoughts were running through my head as I watched his little face wrinkle in insult. My mind was telling me “What’s wrong with you? Where did this rage even come from?” I was really scared that I just traumatized my boy for life!
I understood that I just can't go on like this. That all my theoretical psychological knowledge was once, but I need to embark on a new journey and learn all that I can about how to parent from a better place. I started reading more books and research papers about parenting and went through more courses about child development, parental roles, and I talked about parenting with my clients and people in general.
Soon, I noticed a change in the relationship between me and my boy, and not less importantly, between myself and I. From the many conversations about parenting that I had, I realized that many people struggle with these problems. There are many conflicted and confused parents around us, and if you're reading these words, maybe you feel the same.
I wanted to share my on-going journey into better parenting, and help people just like you and be become their best parenting-selves. This has led me to create The Parenting MAP, my framework for helping you become what I call The 21st Century Parent. I created this website and founded The Apparently Parent Podcast.
I truly believe that you can become the kind of parent that YOU want to be. You can feel confident in your ways as your create a warm, calm, and positive relationship with your children. You don't have to be conflicted, not knowing how to react to tough parenting moments. There's no more need for being confused because of contradictory advice you get from friends or online. You don't have to lose your s**t twenty times a day. You can actually get to the end of the day feeling good about your parenting.
Sounds Great! What's Next?
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