For Parents of Children 0-12 US Evenings/Australian Daytime
Finding parenting challenging? Learn how to stay close to your children, resolve universal family challenges and create long term family success. Get support, information, and your questions answered.
- Join for one or more Support Calls.
- Get started right away with an optional Parenting Consultation
- If you have older children, (9-12+) you may be interested in these groups
When: Calls running Feb-April, Sundays 6p.m. Pacific US, which is 1p.m Monday in Australia. Later calls will start earlier in Australia due to time zone shifts.
What: Are your the parent of a child aged 0-12? Would you like to know how to resolve tensions, set limits, deal with separation anxiety, children’s aggression or shyness, sibling rivalries, learning challenges, and handle tantrums, tears and whinging?
Join a group of dedicated parents for a series of Support Calls focused on staying connected with our children, resolving difficulties in our relationship with them and getting support for ourselves.
Where: Dial in by phone or join the conference via your web browser from anywhere in the world.
When – Feb-April Series
Australia – Sydney Time:
Mondays 1pm. Dates: 10/2, 17/2, 24/2, 2/3
Mondays 12 noon Dates: 9/3, 16/3, 23/3, 30/3
Monday 11a.m. Date: 6/4
US/Canada – Pacific
Sundays 6:00 p.m Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Cost: The cost is from $20 – $35 for each call. You should decide what to pay based on your income and family circumstances.
What parents say about these calls:
“Madeleine, you are just amazing. Thankyou! Your approach is so light and engaging. I really love being on these calls.”– Mother of 4 year old boy, New Zealand.
“Thanks, Madeleine, you can move and work with people based on where they are, in the moment. You are able to make topics pertinent to people where they are right now. It’s great. Looking forward to our next call.” – Mother of 19m.o boy, Texas USA.
What is a Parent Support Call?
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Meet with a small group of other parents who are also on the Hand in Hand Parenting journey. On a Support Call, you’ll
- learn about how Hand in Hand Parenting can work in your family
- share experiences of using the Listening Tools at home
- have questions answered
- get listened to in turn by the group, facilitated by Madeleine, a deeply experienced Consultant, in a confidential environment, without comment, judgement or advice.
This will help you
- build support around the work you do as a parent
- get company on the journey and know you are not alone
- learn from other parents
- reduce your stress levels.
Parenting is challenging at the best of times. There is always lots of advice. On a Support Call, you will get what is in short supply: a safe, non-judgmental place to
- make sense of that advice and plan for your parenting
- unload when things get tough
- be appreciated for how hard you try
- share successes and happy moments, and
- reflect on your own stories and how these influence your parenting.
Getting a chance to be listened to in this way can often turn your day around, and over time, improves your capacity to connect with your children, and your flexibility in responding to their difficulties.
Parents will often form ongoing free Listening Partnerships with other parents on the Call. Being part of a Support Call can help you develop a network which you can use to help solve your parenting challenges.
You can find out more about Support Calls here.
These groups are open to parents of children aged 0-12. It is preferable if you have some familiarity with the Hand in Hand Parenting approach. For a good general introduction please see our resources and links for learning the hand in hand approach. For a more in-depth introduction, we can highly recommend the Short Online Parenting Courses on common parenting topics. If you are not sure, please contact Madeleine to discuss.
Groups are limited to six participants. Calls run weekly, and you can join for as many as you can manage. The length of time we meet will depend on how many people join the group, but it is between 60 and 90 minutes. If for some reason only one person is on the call, the call will run 30 minutes max.
We use Zoom Conferencing. You can join with vision via an app on your computer or your phone, which is easy to set up. You can also simply dial in using your phone. There are local dial-in numbers in many countries. Dial-in details will be provided after you have registered.
I can recommend booking One-on-One Parenting Consultation. This gives us the opportunity to get started straight away with understanding the challenges and strengths in your family.
If you are new to Hand in Hand, I can introduce the approach tailored specifically for your parenting challenges. If you are familiar, then we can dive more deeply into developing a Parenting Connection Plan for your family, to solve problems and help you build connection and closeness. You will then be able to use the Support Calls to follow up on that plan and have your questions answered as you implement it.
Due to time-zone differences between USA and Australia, I am generally available for Consultations from 6a.m. in Australia. More detail about my general availability can be found here.
My timezone is AEST/AEDT (Sydney) and if you need to work out what time this is where you are, I recommend using http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/
“The adult-adult Listening Time has been great because I normally don’t have anyone to offload to.”
“I’ve found the Listening Time helpful as it is interesting to listen to where others are at and it’s a great opportunity to get things off your chest.”
“I’ve been surprised at how useful it has been just to have a chance to talk through what is going on. Things seem to become clearer. I know that no-one is going to judge me, or give me advice I don’t need.”
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