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The Connected Family

Welcome to The Connected Family. We’re a mother-son duo collaborating to help you navigate your kids’ tricky teen years and create a close, connected family where everyone feels loved, known, and honored. A family where your grown kids want to come home for the holidays.

Palmer Skudneski

Youth Vision Coach and Northwestern University Masters in Family Therapy Graduate Candidate

Kerry Stutzman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parentologist and Parent Coach for 25+ years

Our Offerings

Therapy for Individuals and Families

Work individually with Kerry or her team to create more connection in your family.

Tween and Teen Coaching

Have your kiddo work individually with Palmer to navigate the road ahead. 

Parent Coaching Group

Kerry and Palmer's signature offering for parents of tweens and teens.

Public Speaking and Workshops

Kerry and Palmer share too-real stories and proven parenting skills that foster closeness. 

Kerry Stutzman, LMFT, Parentologist and Palmer Skudneski, youth success coach, have teamed up to help parents bring their best selves to family life. Through their work together, they will help to re-wire the frayed connections that too often trip up communications during those challenging years as our youth navigate the path to becoming adults.

The Connected Family is deeply committed to promoting inclusion and the affirmation of diverse identities. We place a high value on the dignity and worth of all people. We embrace the richness brought by identities and expressions at the intersections of ethnicity, race, nationality, sexual/affectional orientation, gender, size, age, physical and mental abilities, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status, and immigration status.

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