Who I am and what I do

Hi, I'm Laura, Mum of 3.

Parenting, it's a funny thing, isn't it. 

Ever caught yourself saying/yelling something at your kids and going

"Arrgh, I sound just like my mum(dad)!" 

Yes, me too! 

That's where I can help. 

I have spent the last 5 years working with parents like you - who catch themselves yelling at their kids, who are frustrated that their kids won't do what they're asked, and who know there's got to be another way.  A new way, that isn't the way that they themselves were parented.

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3 ways I work..

Happy Family in the Park

Tailor-made support

Individual families

One-on-one support, for busy families who want to learn a new way of parenting. 

Virtual Team Meeting

Mutual support

Group workshops

Join with other parents for group parenting workshops.

 

Free taster sessions run regularly.

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What tools do you use? 

I use a variety of approaches to help you design a warm, respectful family environment. 

We may look into

  • Bowlby's attachment model

  • Baumrind's Parenting styles

  • Dan Siegel's research on neuroscience (how our brain works)

  • Practical Parenting tools, including Problem Solving, family meetings, and many more, using the Positive Discipline method by Dr Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott. 

 

Positive Discipline is a method that was originally designed to help children become autonomous, respectful and responsible adults. It is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. I came across Positive Discipline in 2013, thanks to my children's school, and in 2016 joined a parenting workshop. I signed up for further training, and I've been a professional Parenting Coach, based in Paris, ever since.

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Group Parenting Workshops 

My Group Parenting Workshops are mainly based on Positive Discipline.  I really enjoy these workshops, because they engage our whole selves, and because we're digging under the iceberg to see the meaning  behind misbehaviour: 

1. Interactive. Positive Discipline workshops invite us to role-play, which really helped me to understand how I as a child, and therefore my children, felt in any given situation. This wasn't just about what I thought. I also had to look at how I felt, and what I wanted to do in any given situation. In our workshops, we take time to listen, laugh, cry and search for solutions together. 

 

2. Positive Discipline explores the belief behind the behaviour. We are not simply looking to modify our child's behaviour. We try to understand their private logic, and what might make them choose to do the same thing, time and time again. When we can look at their need, and meet it in an appropriate way, we will see long term change in their behaviour. And then we can all move forward together.