Hi, I'm Paulene Richardson, I help parents learn how to change the things that are not working in their family.
During decades of experience working with young children and their families, parents have, over and over, asked for help, often on the same issues.
Many parents are stressed and need support.
Working with me you will learn what matters most and which tools/strategies to use so that your children flourish and you can parent with greater confidence, less exhaustion and more joy.
Testimonials from satisfied families:
H & A “Paulene provided an objective observation of our parenting and made us see clearly how we needed to get back control by tackling one issue at a time.
She provided practical strategies we’re still using years later like clarifying what are “parental versus family versus kid decisions”.
Paulene’s coaching and support is non-judgemental, grounding and invaluable when you’re in the deep trenches of parenting and just need some impartial and professional guidance”.
Lisa: "With the arrival of our second child, we were keen for some assistance and strategies in dealing with typical 2-3-year-old behaviour challenges, and ensure we were prepared for inevitable sibling rivalry and others issues that arise when there’s more than one.
Paulene exceeded our expectations, she was down to earth and truly understood our parenting challenges.
In listening to us, she gave great practical strategies, along with the reasons why. We have implemented many of the simple tools provided, and these have definitely helped replace an authoritarian approach with one that is based on choice, that is calm and results in happier and more well-behaved boys (and parents!).
Paulene has a wealth of knowledge and skill, I’d happily recommend her to anyone looking for alternative strategies to assist with the frustrating challenges we all have as parents."
Olga: “Thank you very much for all you are sending! I truly enjoy each article and I pass it on to my daughters, in-laws, friends and students! God bless you for sharing such valuable info for the children thru the adults.”
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Emily: "I attended Paulene’s seminar and found it interesting, informative and very relevant for my young family. She was generous with her time by answering questions from her audience. I found her to be approachable and friendly. I came away feeling motivated to make changes in my home. I follow her Facebook page and find the articles and tips helpful."
Audrey: "Thank you for an eye-opening and enlightening session. I found it very useful as well as reassuring. It has given me confidence in my approach towards parenting and disciplining my four-year-old son. I look forward to the next time.”
Jen: "Thanks Paulene. You are such a wealth of wonderful knowledge and advice. “
I have worked extensively with families, providing practical advice; equipping parents with strategies, skills and knowledge and supporting them so they can create the most nourishing home environment for their child and the family as a whole.
I love doing it and would love to help you too.
My work focuses on families with children from toddlers - 6 years
Working with parents one-to-one to help them create a nourishing, harmonious home is one of my favourite things to do.
Why use my services?
I've helped many other families, I can help yours too.
I promise you that after working with me you will more fully understand the learning and developmental needs of your young child and how better to cater for those needs.
Would you like to create your parenting blueprint?
Understand and meet your child’s developmental needs in ways which will ease their frustration, and yours!
Allows them to find their inner calm.
Learn new, practical ways to meet the challenges of the early years.
You’ll have a 'turn to' person when you need advice.
If you’re dissatisfied with your current parenting, I can help you sort out what’s not working and put together a workable plan.
Every family deserves to be happy
Understanding the developmental motivations of your child more fully means you will be better able to :
Communicate and engage even more effectively with them.
Have realistic expectations - underestimating or overestimating your child's capabilities can create stress and unhappiness for everyone.
Set clear, effective limits without the need for rewards or punishment.
Use natural consequences instead of punishments,
Be creative and confident about the activities you plan and the toys you buy - many homes are full of toys children seldom use.
Understand why so often children have so much yet are still not satisfied and don’t use most of what they have.
The right information, support and simple strategic changes make a huge difference to family happiness.
Read more about services here.