What you can expect from one-on-one coaching with me

First and foremost you can rest assured that I am here for YOU and you will get my undivided attention, a rare treat for a parent right?

This is a judgment-free, compassion-filled space where you can express all of your concerns, your fears and your struggles with your children and your day-to-day as a whole.

We will explore in depth and at your own pace how these challenges make you feel, and I will coach you towards finding the best solutions for you and your family.

 

What challenges can we address together?

This is by no means a comprehensive list of the issues we can work on, but here are some common parental concerns:

  • Screen time

  • Constant yelling, loss of patience and reactivity

  • Defiance and arguing

  • Broken communication

  • Struggles with morning routines, bedtime and homework 

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Unclear boundaries

Tired mother and father sitting on couch

I believe we all need someone to listen to us deeply and intentionally, and this alone can be liberating and can help us shed the layers that hold us back. The solutions are often at our fingertips, just waiting to be uncovered. 

There is no parent that has it all figured out from the first day (or ever actually!), and it takes great courage to take a deep breath (or pull your hair out) and say: "Let me get some help, a fresh perspective and a little guidance". So just by showing up here and reading this, you are taking a first step towards making things better.

"Childhood isn't the time for the fruit to come to fruition, but the time to plant the seed.
It's our children's choice to water whichever seeds they will, guided by their innate wisdom and sense of destiny."
- Dr Shefali Tsabary, The Conscious Parent

What I believe in

Parenting can be your portal to growth

I believe we have as much to learn from our children as they do from us.

 

I believe in solid, clear boundaries that are important both for the child and the parent.

I believe in natural consequences rather than punishment and rewards.

I believe in mutual respect between parent and child.

I believe in encouraging independence and problem solving rather than controlling.

I believe in a long-term vision for parenting, rather than a short-term fix.

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Parenting styles?

There are entire sections in bookstores about parenting. A multitude of books describing in great detail different parenting philosophies and approaches.

 

In this day and age it's very easy to get lost and doubt our parenting as we find ourselves bombarded with websites, opinions, social media feeds and a long list of "experts" and their advice.

 

That's why I strongly believe in supporting YOU to find what is best suited to you and your family. There is no right or wrong, as long as everyone in the equation feels validated and respected. 

 

What is conscious parenting?

Simply put, conscious parenting focuses more on the parent and how mindfulness, being present and more connected to your child should drive your parenting choices.

 

A conscious parent will work towards finding ways for their children to express their true selves, rather than impose their own agendas on them. They will recognize that their expectations are theirs to begin with, and may not align with who their children are. Through this parenting method, we can all learn to trust that children can blossom into who they are meant to be. What they need from us is support, love and guidance, not imposition, anxiety and fear. 

Just as in positive discipline or peaceful parenting, conscious parenting favours connection before correction

Conscious parenting is not a strategy. It does not rely on techniques or manipulation tricks. It is not about quick-fixes to unwanted behaviours.  Rather, it is an experience of being fully present and aware, to try and understand what both you and your child need at every moment. 

This approach demands that parents engage in self-reflection on a daily basis. A practice that I believe can bring about positive change not only to your relationship with your children, but to all of your relationships, including, and perhaps most importantly, your relationship with yourself.

 

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