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Parent Support Calls (2)

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 Calls. Get started right away with an optional Parenting Consultation
(If you have older children, (9-12+) you may be interested in these groups)

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USA/Canada: Sundays, Pacific Time
6p.m. from 11/24 to 12/15.

Australia/NZ: Mondays, Sydney Time (AEDT)
1pm from 25/11 to 16/12

What time is that where I am?

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.
Cost: The cost is from $20 – $35 for each call. You should decide what to pay based on your income and family circumstances.

Got Questions?

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.

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What is a Parent Support Group?
What happens on a Parent Support Call?
What will I get from joining a Parent Support Call?
Who can attend?
How big are the groups, and how long do the Calls run?
How do I join the Call?
Tell me more about Parenting Consultations.
What have other parents said about these groups?
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What is a Parent Support Group?

Build support around the work you do as a parent, reduce your stress level, build connection in your family life and support for yourself. Parenting is challenging at the best of times. There is always lots of advice, but in short supply is a safe, non-judgmental place to:

  • make sense of that advice and plan for our parenting;
  • unload when things get tough;
  • hear that we are not alone;
  • be appreciated for how hard we try;
  • share successes and happy moments; and
  • reflect on our own stories and how these influence our parenting.

What happens on a Hand in Hand Parent Support Call?

  • learn about how Hand in Hand Parenting can work in your family;
  • share experiences of using the Listening Tools at home;
  • have questions answered;
  • each parent is listened to in turn by the group, in a confidential environment, without comment, judgement or advice.

What will I get from joining a Parent Support Call?

Being part of a Support Call/Skill Building Group can help you develop a support network which you can use to help solve your parenting challenges. 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.

Who can attend?

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 by Connection 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.

How big are the groups, and how long do the Calls run?

Groups are limited to six participants, and meet for four to eight times via phone based conference call. 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.

How do I join the Call?

We use Zoom Conferencing. You can join with vision via your web browser or an app on your phone. You can also simply dial in using your phone. There are local dial-in numbers in many countries. Details will be provided after you have registered.

What time is that where I am?

My timezone is AEST/AEDT (Sydney) and if you need to work out what time this is where you are, I recommend using

Tell me more about Parenting Consultations

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 Personalised 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 during these hours – from 6a.m. in Australia, which is USA/Canada:

5th Nov 18– 09 March 2019 from 11 a.m. Pacific.
10th March – 6th April from noon Pacific
7th April – 5th October – from 1p.m. Pacific
6th October- 2nd Nov – from noon Pacific
3rd Nov 2019 – 7th March 2020 11:00a.m. Pacific

What have other parents said about these groups?

“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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