Getting started with Love Parenting
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about Love Parenting. Whatever further information you need… I’m here.
For nearly 3 years I have made a weekly video for the members of Love Parenting’s The Parent Huddle. Subscribing and becoming a ‘Huddler’ (even if only for one month) gives you access to all those parenting-topic videos as well as me on-tap to send messages to and explore the concepts that are outlined in them (or any parenting challenges at all that you want to brainstorm).
Over the years I have made videos about most of the key concepts covered in 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching program, Circle of Security program, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), The Incredible Years program, Bringing Up Great Kids Program and Black Box Parenting program.
My recommendation is, if at this stage you can’t afford in-person Love Parenting appointments, that you take out a subscription and spend some time across that next four weeks browsing through the videos and using the me on-tap via Messenger offering to soundingboard your parenting thoughts. You will know then what is on offer in there and be well placed to make your decision regarding opting out (by simply pressing cancel in the online portal) or continuing to have me alongside you in that capacity.
Get in touch if you have any more questions about how this works… I offer free 25min intro chats for exactly that, click here to book one in.
Yes. Absolutely. What a gift to your child/ren to invest yourselves in this way. Working together with some Love Parenting support is a brilliant chance for you and your partner or co-parenting ex-partner to clarify what values you share, tweak some strategies you are already using, consider some new ones, and work out how you can best support each other to set your family up to thrive through whatever will come its way next.
My role is to support you to have the best relationship you can with your parenting self, your child/ren and your co-parent. We can do all that with just you in attendance… and as we wrap up each session we can include in the recapping of the key topics a delve into ways that you might open useful conversations with your partner to curiously explore those ideas together.
Love Parentig is not currently an NDIS provider however welcome parents who are self-managing or plan-managing their NDIS funds to get in touch and explore options.
Once you enquire using the online form I will get in contact with you (within 48hrs – usually much sooner) for us to talk and work out specifically what you would like assistance with, what your availability is, and how that might fit with what Love Parenting can offer.
Videocall appointments via Zoom are popular with parents wanting to tap in without needing to travel to Lambton and physically sit together. Additionally, there is an option to subscribe to The Parent Huddle and get me on-tap to brainstorm through your parenting trickybits as they come up. More information here
Love Parenting appointments are most fruitful when a parent gets the opportunity to take some child-free time to really tune into a reflective and mapping-forward headspace. That is not possible to do well while still wearing one’s parenting hat. In saying that, it is also really hard for many parents to arrange childcare so Love Parenting welcomes babes-in-arms to appointments if needed and offers walking appointments so that talking can still be done with a child secured in a pram or playing within view. Both of these can take place at Lambton Park. Get in touch if securing childcare is a concern you have. Perhaps Zoom appointments before they wake or after they are asleep might be an option you could get to work. Together we will find a way.
Yes. Absolutely. I invite you to contact me by email or phone for informal support or to share a celebration you’ve had. If a topic sounds like it calls for more in-depth exploration I will ask that we reserve it for our next scheduled appointment.
A one-off appointment might be really useful to get professional insight into something you have come up against that you want to brainstorm through with someone independent, empathetic, able to lead you to credible resources, and with no vested interest in the outcome (ie -exploring the pros and cons of whether to start your child at kindy the year they are old enough or the following year). A bundle of three 45min appointments tend to work well if you have a specific behaviour you are confused or concerned about that has popped up within a pretty smooth run. That would allow us time to get insight into the complexity of what is happening, what some options might be for working through it, some working together on customising strategies to take home and then some support from me for while you are implementing those strategies. A bundle of three in-person 2.5 hour private ‘Parenting Reset’ workshops are my recommendation if you (or you and your partner) want to lay down some solid foundations and get your family humming long-term. We would sit intensively together in Love Parenting Studio working through exercises and discussions geared to illuminate what each person in your family (importantly including you) needs and how you can more efficiently meet those needs. When we work from clarified values, rules, expectations, limits, systems and commitment to fun and connection our days as parents age us less and our kids thrive from experiencing us as their safe harbour.
It will. The only time your family’s information would be shared is if you agreed for me to collaborate with another professional, or if someone’s safety is in question.
Yes. As well as Monday to Thursday during school hours Love Parenting appointments are offered early Saturday mornings. They book out further in advance but there is the option of waitlisting and being notified if anyone cancels so be sure to indicate if that is of interest.
Parents shine when they have access to independent/non-judgemental support that is woven thickly with empathy, evidence-based strategy and experience. My role is to help you make sense of behaviours (your own and your child’s) that are confusing, burdening or inflaming you, and help you clarify what your and your other family member’s needs are beneath those behaviours, assess together what you have available to meet those needs more effectively, and map forward with me supporting you as you pull together all you know to tweak the strategies you are already using at home towards connecting and managing behaviour more in the way you want to be able to.