About Us

Peace at Home Parenting Solutions is passionate about helping parents raise confident, resilient children from prenatal development through young adulthood.
Our diverse experts translate research into practical tools that parents use to solve problems and increase cooperation while inviting more joy into family life.
Classes, conversations, coaching and community connections are facilitated from the heart by seasoned specialists who can answer questions on the spot.
We bundle our live and recorded solutions into an easy to access digital catalog delivered through customized parenting solution centers for corporations, schools, towns and non-profit organization

Hear from our founder, Ruth Freeman, LCSW, on why she created Peace at Home Parenting and how our team helps families like yours.

Parents feel more in control, less stressed and are more productive when they recognize the

  • powerful effect of relationships on brain development
  • essential needs and tasks associated with each developmental stage
  • impact of mirror neurons on mood and well-being

Peace At Home parents come to understand that children’s behavior tells a story — that they are not “acting out” but “reaching out.” Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW, founded the company on her belief that practicing and teaching kindness, compassion, and respect toward self and others is essential to growth and productivity in children and adults.

Our Team

Meet Our Operations Team Below

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Ruth Freeman, LCSW
President & Founder

Ruth is a psychotherapist in private practice who has taught parenting education to hundreds of parents annually over the past 30+ years. She is co-founder of the Connecticut Parenting Education Network and lead author of Building Family Futures, a University of Connecticut train-the-trainer parenting education curriculum. Ruth has also served as the Family Services Director for The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Family Services Manager for EASTCONN Head Start and Primary Therapist at the Newington Children's Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Services. Ruth’s approach to parenting education incorporates her clinical experience with children and families in crisis, as well as key concepts synthesized from a wide range of sources. Ruth freely and humorously shares the real-life blunders, challenges and successes she has had applying positive parenting as a bio mom, stepmom, foster mom and “Nana.”

Kathleen Harkins Weissenberger, CEO

Kathleen, leads the implementation of the company’s mission and revenue growth, maintaining leadership in the online parenting education space and commitment to serving all parents in need. Kathleen thrives on merging the big picture with the tactical operations to help organizations achieve success. Previously, Kathleen was a founding partner with Transparent Health Group, where she led Operations and Client Success. She spent ten years with NatWest/Fleet Bank, managing bank-wide projects and mergers, and served in a number of operational roles. Kathleen has held leadership roles with both town and school organizations in her community of Glen Ridge, New Jersey where she and her husband raised their two sons.

Aaron Weintraub, MS, Chief Product Officer

Aaron Weintraub, MS has almost thirty years of experience in supporting families of children with special needs. Aaron's approach is focused on recognizing strengths in the child and family system and draws from experience working in settings from infant development centers, public schools, university instruction, adult day services, private practice for children with special needs, and everything in between. Aaron has three children whose ages range from an adult daughter to a young son. Aaron is serving as both a teacher of live online classes, virtual parenting coach, and Chief Product Officer for Peace At Home Parenting. He is the director of Kids Cooperate in Tolland, CT and the behavior specialist at Holiday Hill Day Camp in Mansfield, CT.

Aimee Quijanoo, Scheduling Coordinator

Aimee has a Bachelor of Science degree from Mitchell College in the area of Child Development and Family Studies. Her passion has been working with children and adolescents. Her work and volunteer experiences range from working at recreation departments, Big Brother Big Sister, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, The Gengras Center, IMG Academy, and ILoveKickBoxing. She is currently living in Florida with her husband and one and a 1/2 year old daughter.

Alexandra Schwartz, Technical Support Coordinator

University of Connecticut studying psychology and Spanish. She recently graduated and now works as a research assistant at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Ali has worked in the UCONN Child Development labs, an inpatient psychiatric unit, and as an ABA therapist. Ali is also a passionate world traveler. She was a summer intern in Asia, traveled throughout Europe, and spent a semester abroad in Argentina. She is proficient in Spanish and intrigued by all cultures of the world. Ali is serving as Communications Assistant to Peace At Home Parenting.

Alisha Bhende, Client Relationship Manager

Alisha Bhende, MBA works as a Parent Guide and Administrative Assistant with Peace At Home Parenting. She loves to interact with parents, learn about their challenges, and help them find the solutions they seek. Alisha also works closely with the Peace At Home sales and marketing teams, helping to bring Peace At Home to parents through corporations, non-profits, towns, schools, and other organizations. She is patient, organized, and a pro at multitasking, which makes her a valued member of our team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and recently earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Pune. She is based out of India. Alisha is a talented artist, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, and a voracious reader.

Amber Comeau, Client Communications & Engagement Manager

Amber’s outgoing personality has always supported her personal and professional goals to be in the service of others. With her experience in the healthcare field and hospitality industry, Amber thrives off social interaction and helping others. She is excited to work for Peace at Home Parenting to continue her passion to learn together by collaborating with other families. As a parent herself, Amber recognizes how powerful it is to have a system of support to balance it all. More than anything, Amber knows how challenging parenting can be, and how important it is to use social and community resources to make the most of this incredible journey. Amber looks forward to connecting with other parents and families to help strengthen our relationships with ourselves and each other. Amber enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and being active with the Elementary Parent and Teachers organization. When not outside with her two children and husband, you will most likely find her attempting culinary greatness or flying through a good book.

Moumita Ghosh, Creative Manager

Moumita Ghosh, BA is a graduate of Amity University and has been studying graphic and web design for over 3 years. Moumita began working part-time for Peace At Home Parenting Solutions and quickly became a valued team member. She now works full-time for Peace At Home while finishing her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. When not so busy studying and utilizing her artistic talents, she enjoys reading, watching films and indulging herself with music. She has several awards to her name in Dramatics and Narration.

Randi Manafort, Client Engagement Coordinator

Randi is excited to be a part of Peace at Home Parenting. As a mom to three teenage sons, Peace At Home Parenting has been a valuable resource to her for many years. Learning and understanding strategies to help navigate the way through the parenting process can be quite an undertaking. Having benefitted greatly from the Peace at Home Parenting philosophy and coaching, Randi is better equipped to handle the challenges that come with being a parent, and she is passionate about helping others do the same. With a background in Human Resources, Randi knows the importance of positive communication and truly enjoys helping others. In addition to a busy family life, Randi enjoys her involvement with the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain, CT as well as the Ryan Lee Foundation in Berlin, CT

Mary-Lee Austin, Client Development Manager

Mary-Lee Austin is a Client Development Manager at Peace at Home Parenting Solutions. She has held leadership positions in brand development, project management and social media marketing. She is passionate about giving back and is an active board member for a local non-profit organization where she creates partnerships with community groups and is a successful grant writer. As Client Development Manager for Peace at Home Parenting, Mary-Lee brings strategic thinking, and problem solving to develop custom programs that effectively meet each client’s unique needs. Mary-Lee’s favorite role to date has been Mom to her three amazing daughters!

Yadira Carvajal, Spanish Language Program Coordinator

Yadira Carvajal, MS is a chemical engineer with a master's degree in materials science from the University of Connecticut. She was born and raised in Colombia where she now lives with her husband and two sons – 19 and 11 years old. Yadira is dedicated to her family and has focused for the last several years on raising her amazing sons. Recently she has applied her strong background in materials science to a collaboration with her husband on a study of the chemical transformation of Colombian minerals. Yadira enjoys helping Peace At Home Parenting grows by working as Administrative Coordinator. Another important part of Yadira’s role at Peace At Home Parenting is to provide English to Spanish translation so that Spanish-speaking parents have the chance to bring more peace to their homes. She also appreciates the opportunity to continue learning about what science tells us about effective parenting. Yadira Carvajal, MS es una ingeniera química con maestría en ciencias de materiales de la Universidad de Connecticut. Nació y se crió en Colombia, donde ahora vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos – 19 y 11 años de edad. Yadira está dedicada a su familia y se ha enfocado durante los últimos años a criar a sus maravillosos hijos. Recientemente, ella ha aplicado su sólida experiencia en ciencia de materiales colaborando con su esposo en un estudio sobre la transformación química de minerales colombianos en fuentes de energía. Yadira también disfruta de ayudar a Peace At Home Parenting a crecer trabajando como Coordinadora Administrativa. Otra parte importante del papel de Yadira en Peace At Home Parenting es proporcionar traducciones de inglés a español para que los padres de habla hispana tengan la oportunidad de traer más armonía a sus hogares. También valora la oportunidad de continuar aprendiendo sobre crianza positiva.