Transform Your

Strong-Willed Son's Behavior 

With Encircle: For Moms (& Dads!) of Boys Who Want To Raise Connected, Cooperative, and Compassionate Sons 

Do any of these sound like you?

  • Your son overreacts to the smallest triggers, going from 0-60 without warning.
  • Your son refuses to cooperate, lies, or gets aggressive when he's mad.
  • Your son doesn't seem to care about your rewards, consequences, or house rules.
  • Your son lacks empathy, and you're wondering if he needs a diagnosis (or a different one)
  • You're tired of repeating yourself and being ignored.
  • You've read a ton of parenting books but nothing seems to work.

...And do any of these sound familiar?

  • You feel alone because your partner and you aren't on the same page.
  • You're worried your son will grow up to have anti-social behaviors – even criminal.
  • Your son can't control his impulses or regulate his emotions.
  • You think therapy might help but don't know where to begin.
  • Your son is unable to communicate how he feels without bringing other people down with him. 

And do you find yourself exhausted, overwhelmed, and at your wits end, feeling lost and unsure what is possibly going to change his behavior?


You're not alone.


As a fellow boy mom, I've been where you are.

I understand the frustrations, the repeated efforts that seem to go unnoticed, and the constant battle guiding our intense, persistent, and sensitive sons.


But I have great news for you:

There's a solution that can transform your son's behavior so he can thrive...



For raising a compassionate, cooperative, caring, connected, creative son who will grow up to be an incredible man.

Created by renowned parenting coach and boy mom expert, Rachel Sklar.

With Encircle Group Coaching, you can break the cycle of meltdowns, aggression, and negative behavior.


  • Empower your son to achieve better outcomes at home, school, and socially because he's more confident and cooperative in all he does.
  • Raise an emotionally intelligent son who can handle big feelings without resorting to fighting, lying, aggression, disrespect, or running away.
  • Regain your patience, calmness, and mindfulness during any parenting challenge, so you don't have to succumb to fear, grief, or guilt.

It’s time to be supported as you become the mother you've always desired to be.

Imagine this life...

Which are you seeking?

  • Your son is responsive, flexible, and meets expectations.
  • Your home is joyful, calm, and peaceful.
  • Your family relationships are drama-free.
  • Your house rules are clear and respected.
  • Your son has empathy and respect for others.
  • You have effective tools to handle tough behaviors.
  • You are confident in your approach.
  • You have a healthy balance between parenting, work, and life.
  • You can stay patient and mindful during any breakdown.
  • You are free of fear, guilt, and grief.
  • You and your parenting partners share a simple approach.
  • You know how to recover from any parenting mistake.
  • Your son can handle his big feelings without fighting, lying, being aggressive, disrespectful, or running away.
  • Your close relationship with your son is forever.

"I haven’t felt this capable in my parenting of my strong-willed child probably ever. I’ve been getting a lot of emotional support and benefits as well, from Rachel and [her community]. I think the biggest benefit for me is solidarity, and the feeling that I’m not alone in these parenting difficulties. I like having a fresh lens on my child and his behaviors, as well as feeling like I can take a more objective look at my own behaviors as well."

Natalie, 2 boys

"Nobody is born with an instruction on how to be a parent. It's a process. And as with every process, having guidance, community, and support makes it easier, more effective, and, oh my, so much more enjoyable. Encircle program gave me just this. And so much more."

Julia, 2 children

Rachel Sklar, Founder of Encircle, is Trusted By...

Here's How Encircle Works:

Private Launch Call & Customized Plan

No more one-size-fits-all approach. You'll get a private session with Rachel to understand your unique situation and create a tailored plan for your family. (For Sustain Plan clients only)

Weekly Group Coaching Sessions

Each week, Rachel meets with the group to unpack the latest breakdowns and coach parents on how to handle any situation with their son. Rachel customizes an approach for each family while teaching new methods. 

Encircle For Dads

Dads meet monthly with Rachel to get coaching in a closed container. They share their challenges more honestly and get feedback on how to navigate tensions at home and be great role models. 

Accountability Partners

Rachel will pair you with another member or a small group of parents who are in the same boat and can remind you to stay the course. This is optional but highly recommended.  

Guest Experts

Rachel dips into her network to host high-level monthly guest speakers, including authors and field experts, on topics chosen by the group. 

Monthly Seminars

Rachel uses humor, storytelling, and honesty to teach you how to raise boys with confidence, compassion, and connection. 

Some Of The Training Topics For Transforming Your Relationship With Your Son Include...

Navigating Boyhood

Learn the secrets to raising a cooperative, compassionate son who wants to stay close to you for life. In this workshop, discover new insights into the inner workings of your son's brain and gain practical tools to fulfill his basic needs, boost his confidence and improve his behavior at home, school, and beyond.

The Mother-Son Relationship

Discover the essential things that boys need from their moms and the unique characteristics of the boy brain. From non-coercive parenting to avoiding harsh criticism and emotional over-involvement, explore the research-based practices that can help establish a deep mother-son bond.

The Explosive Child

Learn collaborative problem-solving tools for easily frustrated 'explosive' kids. You'll learn to improve executive functioning, emotional regulation, and social skills. You will learn to handle frustration without using rewards and punishments. You will map out a collaborative problem-solving approach for one of your son's recurring issues and create a record-keeping system to help you track and solve future problems.

Mindful Motivation

Discover how to motivate your son intrinsically and extrinsically, leveraging their strengths to teach new skills and resilience. Learn about the benefits of mindful motivation, problem-solving skills, and emotional resilience, and differentiate it from heated motivation. Plus you'll understand what you can and cannot control to influence your child's cooperation.


Hormones Through The Ages

Prepare for your son's hormonal changes, starting from adrenarche to physical puberty and beyond. You'll get insights into how hormones affect boys' behavior, emotional phases, and physical development. You'll learn to align your expectations with your son's behavior and get tips on how to support boys through these changes.

Understanding Temperament

Learn about your child's temperament traits to identify your child's energy levels, adaptability, sensitivity, and more. By using this sorter, parents can gain insights into their child's strengths and interests, and understand how their child copes with new situations.

Building & Breaking Habits

In this insightful presentation, you'll discover how to help your son build and break habits that will shape his life for the better. Learn the pattern of every habit and how to use rewards or payoffs to create positive behaviors. Get practical tips on how to build habits that stick, including convenience, habit stacking, and pairing. You'll also learn how to break bad habits through replacement, inconvenience, and trigger elimination.

Parenting With Mindfulness

This training will reveal why you likely default to yelling, bribes, and/or threats, even when you know they don't work. You'll learn to shift from triggered and reactive to responsive so you can parent your child from your values - with empathy and compassion, instead of defaulting to automated responses that tend to make behavior worse.



This program is not about just trying to fix the boy, instead, it teaches mothers how to build a strong, trusting, and collaborative relationship with their sons.

Unlike therapy, the Enircle program offers support between sessions to help you implement what you're learning and practice the tools.


And, as you've likely experienced, books or training courses tend to be one-size-fits-all approaches that do not account for the unique needs of strong-willed children and their mothers. 


Encircle offers a personalized approach tailored to each mother and son's specific needs.


Encircle's techniques and methods are backed by science and have been proven to be effective in improving mother-son relationships, developing emotional intelligence, and reducing even the most challenging behavior.

Encircle stands out from other options because it offers a personalized, research-backed approach that addresses the needs of both mothers and sons, and offers ongoing support from an experienced coach.


As a mom of 3 strong-willed boys, I spent my first few years as a parent lost, confused, overwhelmed, and quite frankly, ashamed that despite my background in psychology and social work and helping other parents, I was totally failing as a mom.

Of course, all of that changed when I pursued my parent coaching certification and multiple accreditations since then, but more importantly, I learned what makes strong-willed boys tick and how to parent them effectively.

I am proud to say that today I have an incredibly strong bond and unique connection with each of my sons, and I have helped 1000s of parents to create a strong bond and unique connection with their sons (and daughters!) too.

Our strong-willed sons think, behave, and are motivated differently than other children, and it's my personal mission to change the world, 1 boy at a time by helping mothers understand their sons and learn how to show up as a connected parent and as their sons strongest advocate. 

As a coach, speaker, educator, and mom I know what works, what doesn't, and what it takes to customize a plan that's right for every boy. 

"I would recommend Rachel to anyone who feels challenged by raising kids who push limits and continuously act in defiance. After working with Rachel, there is less yelling and arguing with our teenagers."

Nancy, California

"Finding Rachel was like a breath of fresh air. Talking with her is a great balance of letting off steam and getting practical tips that actually work! The days after I connect with Rachel are by far the easiest ones I have with my kids."

Jodee, New Jersey

"Nobody is born with instruction on how to be a parent. It's a process. And as with every process, having guidance, community, and support makes it easier, more effective, and, oh my, so much more enjoyable. Encircle program gave me just this. And so much more."

Julia, Poland

Meet Alexis

I'm a mom of 2 boys, both of whom could definitely be described as "strong-willed".

Like most moms, I'm doing the best I can. But sometimes that doesn't feel like quite enough.

Enter Rachel.

Over the course of several sessions, Rachel helped me to better understand the underlying dynamics in my family and to identify areas where I could influence or shift those dynamics.

She also helped me to understand the needs and motivations of each of my kids, and how I could improve our relationships by changing my own behavior and how I interact with my kids.

She gave me valuable scripts that worked like literal magic, and which I still use to this day. Her focus on increasing connection to strengthen relationships, even when your instinct is the exact opposite, worked wonders for my family.

Rachel is supportive, non-judgemental, an expert in her field, and an absolute joy to work with. I'm so grateful for Rachel.

"This program has given me the skills I needed (so very badly) to help strengthen my relationship with my twin boys and improve our connection immensely."

Melissa, 9 y/o twin boys

"I'm loving this program! I'm learning so much about how boys communicate in ways I didn't understand before, how they connect and how they DISCONNECT from us. I've already connected more with my son and can see the benefits."

Mia, 12 y/o boy

"Throughout the Encircle Boys program, Rachel gave me concrete ideas about how to connect with and support my son. After each session, I was able to implement what I learned and my relationship with my son blossomed."

Leah, 2 boys


Everyone’s journey is different. Find the right package for you:



or 3 Payments of $850

Total Value: $14,500
Ends August 2, 2024

  • Community Education Gatherings Value $5,800
  • 3 Months Of Weekly Group Coaching Value $1,800
  • 3 Months Of Weekly Office Hours Value $1,800
  • Accountability Partner/Group Value $400
  • Pop-Up & Guest Workshops Value $4,200
  • Quizzes, Worksheets, Scripts, & other tools Value $500



or 3 Payments of $1,400

Total Value: $20,400
Ends January 17, 2025

  • Community Education Gatherings Value $5,800
  • 6 Months Of Weekly Group Coaching Value $3,600
  • 6 Months Of Weekly Office Hours Value $3,600
  • Accountability Partner/Group Value $400
  • Pop-Up & Guest Workshops Value $4,200
  • Quizzes, Worksheets, Scripts, & other tools Value $500
  • Elevate Parent Mastermind Value $1,800 
  • 2 Private Coaching Sessions with Rachel Value $500



or 3 Payments of $1,750

Total Value: $26,800
Ends April 18, 2025

  • Community Education Gatherings Value $5,800
  • 12 Months Of Weekly Group Coaching Value $5,400
  • 12 Months Of Weekly Office Hours Value $5,400
  • Accountability Partner/Group Value $400
  • Pop-Up & Guest Workshops Value $4,200
  • Quizzes, Worksheets, Scripts, & other tools Value $500
  • Customized Kickoff & Plan Value $500
  • Elevate Parent Mastermind Value $1,800 
  • Sustain Parent Mastermind Value $1,800  
  • Personal Kickoff Plan To Create Immediate Breakthroughs Value $500 
  • 2 Private Coaching Sessions with Rachel Value $500
  • SOS Text Messaging with Rachel Value $1,000
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The Scholarship & Solidarity Option

Let's work together to change this world one boy at a time...

We offer $500 and $1000 scholarships for families that don't benefit from current and historical financial privileges.

Let's talk if:

  • You're a single mom trying to make ends meet
  • You don't have access to regular, affordable healthcare
  • Your family income doesn't allow for any savings
  • Your ancestors did not enjoy financial freedoms historically reserved for white men
  • You'd be willing to share your parenting wins and struggles on video
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"Having this program as part of my life and schedule keeps parenting and the connection with my son a priority. I can break the cycle of parenting techniques that don’t serve me or my family. I could participate as much or as little as made sense for my family. At the beginning, participating more helped me learn and get the support I needed. We still have tough moments and I know we always will, however with what I know now - I can make it thru the tough moments with more ease, I can make a repair when things don’t go the way I hoped, and I know my son and I can keep our relationship strong through whatever we face."

Jessica, 1 boy

Come change the world with me, starting with your son.

Having a more cooperative, connected, and compassionate relationship with your son is possible. It starts with you.

Let's partner together to help you be not only the mom he needs but the mom you always dreamed you be.

- Rachel