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Services - Parenting Support

An Introduction to Aware Parenting

Aware Parenting is based on the work of Aletha Solter, PhD, a Swiss American developmental psychologist, international speaker, consultant and author of 6 books. 


Based on current research in child development, Aware Parenting is recognised internationally as an approach for parents that fosters healthy attachment, supports emotional processing of life's changes and challenges through our in-built natural healing mechanisms of play, laughter and crying and naturally creates cooperation through democratic discipline (no rewards or punishments).  It builds emotionally supportive, strong and connected relationships between parents and children and also recognises and honours equally, the needs of us as parents. 


I also incorporate other compatible approaches based on brain development and how our bodies react to and store what we experience.

As a certified Aware Parenting Coach, I can empower you with tools and strategies to manage challenging behaviours, encourage cooperation and deep connection with your child and provide deep listening for you and your story as a parent. 

Parents who follow this approach raise children who are cooperative, empathetic, intrinsically motivated, connected with themselves and their needs, emotionally healthy, compassionate towards others, non violent and without the need to rebel or numb their feelings with drugs or alcohol as they progress into teen and adulthood.

Parenting Workshops & Coaching - one on one, family, or organisations

One on one coaching sessions:

1 hour. Investment NZD$120.  

3 x 1 hour sessions. Investment NZD$310.

Family sessions: 

3 x 1.5 hour sessions. Investment NZD$450.

Group workshops:

Please get in touch for pricing suited to your requirements. 

Give me a call for a free 20 minute chat to see if this is the right approach for you and your family or if you are interested in hosting a workshop in the Nelson-Tasman region at your playcentre, school or organisation. 

Online Workshops + a listening session


 Watch this space!  

Online workshops coming soon which include a 1 hour listening session with me.

Topics include:

  • Tears and tantrums

  • Why do I get angry/triggered/activated? (Part 1)

  • Why do I get angry/triggered/activated? (Part 2)

  • How do I get my kids to cooperate?

  • Balancing work and fatherhood

  • Redefining discipline

  • How do I reconnect with my partner after having kids?

  • Screens!


"Kirsty is an absolute gem who took the time to really listen to my wife’s story and then to both our views. With the information gathered from us, Kirsty had a lot of knowledge to share with and such a gentle approach to helping us find the keys to achieve the goals we are so wanting for our little girls and how we raise them. We highly recommend if you needing advice and a gentle approach Kirsty is the way to go." - Ricky, Father of 3
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