Usha is the mother of a teenage girl and has been a Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor since 2007. You can read about her use of these tools here. After a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering, a Master's degree in Computer Science, and 18 years in the software development industry, she obtained her CA teaching credential and shifted her attention toward teaching school-age children (K-8 and middle- and high-school math) as well as toward parent education. She loves teaching and tutoring children of all ages and finds it greatly satisfying when she is able to help them clear emotional hurdles in their learning. She particularly enjoys their light bulb moments as they understand new concepts after overcoming frustrations.
Usha is deeply committed to supporting parents and teaching Parenting by Connection through classes, talks, support groups, and one-on-one consultations. She believes that connection between human beings is the foundation for emotional well-being and finds her work with children and parents very fulfilling. She is particularly interested in issues relating to learning, emotionally intense children, gifted children, children who struggle in the school system, homeschooled children, as well as families who are working through fear, anxiety, aggression, and trauma. She also works as the Program Manager for Hand in Hand Parenting, where she enjoys connecting Instructors and parents for a deeper understanding of the Parenting by Connection tools through a variety of classes and events. She lives in Cupertino, CA and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Listen to this short audio clip with Usha responding to a question from a parent about how to help her child with learning, extracted from the audio recording of the teleseminar "Helping Your Child With Learning And Homework," available in our store.
You can hear more from Usha on our audio recording of the teleseminar "'Where Did My Child Go?!' Connecting and Setting Limits Around Screen Time," also available in our store.
"Usha, I am just so impressed by your amazing listening skills and your ability to hone in on what it is that we need to release, whether it is through crying or laughter, or other emotions. I just really appreciate that." — A parent from one of Usha's BEU classes
"I want to thank you, Usha, for helping me to reveal some underlying motivations, feelings, and emotions, and it's really great to bring them up into my consciousness and my awareness. Thank you." — A parent from one of Usha's BEU classes
"I am getting so much out of this supportive class and am really appreciating the deep work currently underway in me, myself and I (and in my relationships!). Thank you so much for your wisdom, insights and skillful facilitating." — A parent from one of Usha's BEU classes