Your Parenting Co-Pilots
We're parents, too. We understand the difficulties in the parenting journey, and are here to help.
Leah Thompson, M.Ed.
Leah holds degrees in Psychology and Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. After starting a career in corporate training, she spent five years at home with her two children before enrolling in the University of Minnesota to obtain her Master’s degree in Parent and Family Education.
Over six years ago, Leah entered the world of parent education as an Early Childhood Family Education teacher. There she saw first-hand that healthy families start with healthy parents. Leah brings that same “whole-family” approach to her work at Navigations Parenting, helping families recognize their unique strengths and use them to improve their family life.
Leah’s nurturing nature applies to her work with children and families, as well as her abundance of houseplants. She loves Minnesota’s seasons and spending time outdoors with her family year-round — that means lazy summer days by the lake and crisp winter outings on cross-country ski trails.
Patrice Wardlow, M.Ed.
Patrice holds Master's degrees in Parent and Family Education as well as Teaching and Learning. With more than 12 years of experience in education — most recently in Early Childhood Family Education —Patrice understands that being real about parenting struggles is the first step toward finding real solutions. She uses that lens to help families at Navigations Parenting craft their own stories.
Being mom to four has solidified Patrice’s belief that there is no one “perfect” way to parent. What works for one child one day may not work for another. Patrice is passionate about connecting with families in an authentic way to help parents find the path that works for them and their families.
Patrice relishes the simple joys that come with parenting. You might find her leading an impromptu dance party in the kitchen, playing board games, enjoying the warmth of a backyard bonfire or heading out on a family adventure.