Beaven (sounds like heaven with a "B") Walters is the founder of The 3D Parent—a supportive and nurturing champion for bringing the 3D's, Dignity, Direction and Deep Connection to family relationships. She has always had a calling to work with children and their families. After receiving a BA in Education from Washington State University, Beaven began her professional career as an elementary school teacher and taught in a variety of educational settings for 10 years.
Beaven's professional focus made a shift towards supporting parents, largely inspired by her personal experience after becoming a mother. This led her to earn a certification as a parent coach through The Academy of Coaching Parents International (ACPI). Since her initial certification, Beaven has furthered her study of child development, attachment-theory, and neuroscience research through The Neufeld Institute.
Early in her career as a parent coach, Beaven combined her background in education with parent education to develop a social emotional learning curriculum for a local elementary school called Characterworks. This curriculum used performing arts as medium for teaching about social and emotional topics and also included a parent education component. Although the Characterworks program was very successful, after three years, Beaven decided to depart from the school setting in order to devote her career to parent coaching. This led her to join Northwest Family Therapy as the practice's parent coach for over five years before transitioning to her own independent practice at The 3D Parent in 2019.
As a parent coach, Beaven specializes in supporting parents of challenging children, including those with high sensitivity, ADHD, anxiety, and intense temperaments. She excels in helping parents make sense of their complex children and partnering with her clients to identify strategies to help these incredible children flourish while building a strong foundation of relationship.
Beaven's services include individualized parent coaching, The 3D Parent Village membership community, parent education, and public speaking on a variety of parenting topics. Beaven also hosts the chart-topping podcast, The 3D Parent Podcast, and has been a regular guest on Seattle's NBC affiliate TV programs, King 5 Morning News and New Day Northwest.
In addition to her work, Beaven can often be found on stage performing in regional theatre, volunteering in her community, and acting as "CEO" to her four active kids. Beaven and her family love to travel and to connect with nature while recreating in the beautiful Pacific Northwest they feel fortunate to call home.
ABOUT THE APPROACH:
The 3D Parent Approach IS...
- A holistic approach to parenting informed by research in developmental psychology, attachment theory, and neuroscience.
- A powerful paradigm-shift away from “mainstream” parenting strategies that don't work and towards an connection-based, intuitive approach that promotes true maturation, resilience, and healthy emotional growth in both parents and their children.
The 3D Parent Approach is NOT...
- A 1-size-fits-all parenting strategy with tips, tricks, and overly-simplified solutions that often lead to increased frustration in both parents and children.
- An approach based on coercion, manipulation, fear, or other relationship-damaging discipline practices.