Meet the Parent Coach
I’m a mother of 3 outstanding young adults and have been a Maternal & Child Health Nurse for 14 years. After working alongside countless families and witnessing the confusion some parents experience due to the overwhelming amount of information and advice, I’ve developed a simple, modern framework (plan) to support parents raise happy, healthy and engaged children. It’s all about your relationships and nurturing, connecting and coaching your child. I’m passionate about empowering parents so they can be filled with love, laughter and immense pride.
No one knows your child better than you! But many parents loose their confidence and refer to the ‘experts’ in this world full of information. I aim to restore parenting expertise and confidence, and support the special relationship between a parent and a child.
“Conversations with Maria about parenting are supportive and comforting. Maria provides a listening ear and allows me as a parent to share my worries and hopes and then she delivers gentle advice. Maria discusses children's development and is able to talk about each of my boys and where they are at age and stage wise before assisting me to develop my own plan moving forward.”
— Mary Pollerd, mother of 3 boys
“Maria is an invaluable resource to our family. Her warm and professional approach, and her wealth of knowledge and experience have reassured us many times. She has helped us with sleep and feeding issues in the early days. Now our girl is 2.5 years old, and Maria's sensible, insightful responses to our queries about development and behavior reduce any worries and given us a way forward.”
— Morag McKillop, mother of one girl
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“Maria's passion, daring and joy for life is so totally infectious. Maria is loving, caring and a wonderful listener. She has always been someone I have gone to when I needed an ear (or a cup of tea) as raising 5 teenage girls can have its challenges. Her own beautiful children are a testament to Maria and her partner Glenn's dedication to the importance of family and home.”
— Stacey Maloney McCall, mother of 5 girls