Parent Coaching

Parenting Reset

Get on the same parenting page

Working together towards raising resilient successful kids is quite likely the biggest mission you and your partner will ever undertake.

What makes it bonecrunchingly taxing, and then hard to do well, is not feeling united around a clear agreed-on plan.

Parents I work with commonly book in saying they are navigating concerns about differences in parenting styles alongside individual worries around whether they are ‘doing enough‘, ‘getting it right‘ or inadvertently ‘doing damage‘.

A Parenting Reset is a chance to be professionally supported as a couple to come up for air and ask yourselves (more formally than you have probably had a chance to since the little blighters arrived):

“Righto – what’s our plan here?”

“…and what key efforts will we benefit from putting the bulk of our finite energy into?”

There is a real security that comes from consulting a professional about what you are trying, how that is playing out, and ways you might tweak what you are doing for greater result.

Guided by credible research we will work together to have you returning home more confident in the ways you are:


  • fostering connection
  • giving clear and calm instructions
  • effectively setting and holding limits
  • emotion coaching your child
  • managing your own emotional flooding
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A Parenting Reset Includes:


Self-Directed Pre-Session Activities

x5 sent out to you as soon as you sign up (allow five minutes for each activity – more if you opt to use them as powerful couple conversation starters) the information these activities generate is terrifically helpful once we sit down face-to-face


5.5 hour Private Session

child-free time in the sanctuary of Love Parenting Studio for us to deep-dive into your unique situation, identify where you would most benefit from making changes, and customise five key evidence-based strategies for you to layer in and move towards your goals


Local Cafe Lunch Date

a chance to stretch your legs and nourish yourselves while you process the content of the morning’s session – order absolutely whatever on the menu takes your fancy, I want you to feel delightfully nurtured


Implementation Roadmap

you will go home with a customised at-a-glance plan so that your next steps toward your goals feel clear, bite-size and manageable


Customised Goodie Bag

as I get to know you I’ll hear which of the bits and bobs I keep supplies of are likely to help you most powerfully implement your strategies and connect with your youngsters. You will leave with all you need.


Follow-On Resources

each week across your implementation period I will support you by sending activities  / tipsheets / checklists / conversation scripts relevant to your focus for that week


5 weeks of Implementation Support

as well as applicable resources you will receive a weekly check-in message from me recapping what the focus of the week is, how to incorporate the bits and bobs you were sent home with, checking in on how you are going, and you will receive a 30 minute timeslot per week so that I have consistent availability to respond to whatever messages you send through asking to clarify, brainstorm or celebrate something

Consolidation/Sustainability Call

a 30min Zoom or phone session where we will reflect on, and celebrate, all you have learnt and put into action towards feeling more confident, competent and connected over there – as well as me assisting the two of you to map out your Sustainability/ Continued-Growth Plan

Ongoing Support Options

once we have worked together through a Parenting Reset you will have me as a resource to circle back into across your parenting years – Parenting Check-In Sessions currently cost $155 for a one hour session and we can meet by Zoom, phone, sitting in Love Parenting Studio, walking laps around Lambton Park or, if you liked the voice/text messaging support included in your Parenting Reset, we can build more of that in.

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payment plan available

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Online Courses

I have been curating my 15 years Parenting Education experience into some online offerings. Pop over and see if they could work for you and your family!


We came to Mel with a mix of big and little problems – big picture stuff of how we work as a family and parent as a team – as well as specific little things we wanted help with like meal times, managing big emotions and getting out the door. Mel nailed allllll of it. 

Our Parenting Reset was such a good combo of exercises and ideas that have grounded us in our general parenting as well as great practical problem solving for specific issues.

We both felt so heard and validated by Mel and appreciated the flexibility and responsiveness of her advice to what suited us and our values as a family.

Love Parenting Newcastle

Sarah A

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