Summerhill Festival of Childhood

Learning & School, Parenting is Political, Personal|

I took a road trip with my daughters. We drove over to Suffolk, England via the overnight ferry to the Summerhill Festival of Childhood and to see grandparents, who just happen to live a [...]

When the World is a Scary Place – Talking to Children About War, Violence, Crisis and Injustice

Everyday Parenting, Parenting is Political|

It's devastating waking up to news of war, violence, injustice and humanitarian crisis in the world. Whether we're watching events unfold from afar, they're happening just over the border or in our communities, it [...]

Talking About War as a Peaceful Parent

Conflicts, Parenting is Political|

As a peaceful parent - choosing connection, advocating non-violent, non-coercive, non-punitive, collaborative cooperation, equity, empathy, dialogue and consent in our homes and relationships - it can be hard to come to terms with and [...]

Four Core Principles for Connecting with Your Child

Everyday Parenting|

There is no one way to be a peaceful and respectful parent. The solutions we find for everyday situations and challenges will be as individual as our kids and family situations. There is no [...]

My Motto for 2022: Embrace Vulnerability


Yikes! Is that me, in the spotlight? What are people going to think? And with that picture. Isn't it just a bit, don't I look too [insert any number of pejoratives]? As I'm writing [...]

My Year in Review 2021: The Ripple Effect


"A new way to see and feel the world" is how one of my clients described choosing connection with our children. It doesn't just transform your relationship with your child but also other areas [...]

Fun Facts About Me


I was born in Essex, in the southeast of England, where I grew up near the sea, which is my favourite place in the world and my go-to place when I want to tank [...]

Parent Testimonials – What Parents Are Saying About My Courses


For several years, I've been offering group coaching courses for parents of toddlers, preschoolers and school children. I love offering parents the opportunity to meet up in a small group, have some time out [...]

Parent Testimonials – What Parents Are Saying About Coaching with Me


When parents get in touch after coaching with me or after one of my courses, I’m reminded of why I do what I do. It gives me goosebumps and it's so heartwarming to hear [...]

45 Things You May Not Know About Me


Today’s my birthday. At 23.11 - or 11.11 pm, which somehow sounds more magical :-) - I turn 45. My birthday falls in the middle of the year and at 45, I'm approaching midlife. [...]

5 Simple Habits to Help Centre Yourself in Difficult Times


Here are five simple habits that help me regulate in uncertain times. They're easy to do, you don't need extra time and can just do them as you go about your day. 1. Check [...]

Self-Care and Finding a New Normal in a Global Pandemic

Everyday Parenting, Self-Care|

Home together 24/7. Home office, homeschooling, social distancing, essential work. Family life is unrecognisable from as little as a week ago.  The uncertainty and worry about the global situation, keeping your family safe and [...]

Parenting Peacefully Doesn’t Mean It Won’t Sometimes Feel Like a Struggle

Conflicts, Everyday Parenting, Self-Care|

In your heart, you know you want to do it differently. Conventional parenting practices don’t feel right for you - and you know they do more harm than good. Maybe you practised attachment parenting, [...]

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