“When you choose Gail to coach you in the healthiest ways to lovingly respond to your newborn-to-college aged son or daughter, you choose to have the very best evidenced based parenting tips readily available.” Shirley Devol VanLieu, Ph.D. (USC)
“You have been such an incredible source of strength and support. Thank you for helping build my confidence when I had none. What you have done has supported me in my transition into motherhood, and also supported my husband, my mother as she transitions to a grandmother, and not just my baby, but all my future children.” H.L. a grateful mother
"You are a model of success to be admired and imitated around the globe!" Bobbi Jo Lyman, PhD, Faculty Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
What I Do:
The Roots and Wings Parent Coaching program offers one-on-one support to parents in the comfort of their own home, by phone, or via email. With a life devoted to teaching, counseling, and guiding new parents into their most important role as loving caregivers, Gail Root has the perfect combination of child development knowledge and perinatal psychology experience. Sample fees are listed under "One-on-One Support". We can also design custom packages to fit your specific needs.
With an M.A in Clinical Psychology, Pre & Perinatal Psychology and a B.S in Child Development as well as 45 years of experience in the field- as a parent coach, mom, grandma, entrepreneur, and more; I am well suited to support your journey through parenthood.
I founded Parents Place in 1988, and the Monterey County Maternal Mental Health Task Force in 2016. I also have served on the Board of the Birth Network of Monterey County. I was the program manager who set up the Parenting Connection of Monterey County. Having served in Monterey County as a Volunteer for over 30 years, I was honored to receive the Monterey County Outstanding Woman of the Year in 2002.
I now provide consultation services from the comfort of your home.