Hi. I’m Mel, your Newcastle Parenting Professional.


In my world, there are no bad kids or bad parents….

We are all just wrestling with impulse, emotion and growing our skillset to be able to more clearly and usefully communicate our needs.

As a local Newcastle parenting professional I am able to work with you towards this in whatever mix of in-person and online support that works for your unique situation.  Blended together they deliver a powerful change option.

Love Parenting Newcastle


10 years as a Parenting Educator - University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Social Science

Accredited Facilitor of Circle of Security, 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching, Bringing Up Great Kids, Triple P

Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology and Development Studies

3 years running Love Parenting’s online and offline offerings

Mum to a son and daughter in their early teens

Married 17 seasons to a cricket tragic

Lover of Eurovision and Woodford Folk Festival and repeat offender in the burning of the pine nuts

The parenting reset with Mel is an individually tailored workshop, not one size fits all! Mel takes the time to know the exact situation for your family (and she remembers- she really cares!), and the strengths in your family. 

Figuring out the strengths, structured reflections, multi-modal/multi sensory (visual maps, full tummies, smelling all the beautiful things from the garden and yummy herbal teas!) to help consolidate and make the take home messages memories and strategies to really use in day to day life – not just a “what did that woman say?” scenario in the midst of a crisis!

The reset has really given me so much- grown the strengths that were there already, new strategies and so much confidence with parenting moving forward. Highly recommend!

Love Parenting Newcastle

Elisha C

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