Meet Kelly

I’m Kelly.  I’m a mom to twin boys and a Hand in Hand parenting instructor.  My passion is helping parents bring more connection, playfulness and laughter into their families in a way that aligns with their unique values. 

Before becoming a mom, I taught at and ran a Montessori preschool for several years.  The school’s philosophy was rooted in positive discipline, and I knew that this was something that I wanted to carry forward into my parenting journey when the time came. 

And then our boys arrived – nine weeks early and requiring medical care for several weeks.  It was nothing like I had expected, and bringing them home sent me into a spiral of anxiety that lasted almost two years.   

I was doing all of the positive discipline I knew with my then eighteen-month-old, wilful, spirited and adventurous boys. But I struggled with consistency and when to use which tool. I was exhausted and emotionally burnt out. Was I being too permissive? Was I being too strict? Finding the line between my own intuition and what professionals advised was difficult.

And then I found Hand in Hand Parenting. Through using the tools, there was a massive transformation – mostly within myself – but in our whole family.

Hand in Hand parenting taught me:

 

how to connect with my children through play and laughter

how to set limits in a consistent and respectful way

how to handle tantrums and big upsets

how to really hear and see my child

the brain science behind behaviour and emotions

and most importantly, how to trust myself!

Hand in Hand parenting taught me:

 

how to connect with my children through play and laughter

how to set limits in a consistent and respectful way

how to handle tantrums and big upsets

how to really hear and see my child

the brain science behind behaviour and emotions

and most importantly, how to trust myself!

I want to do the same for you and your family. 
No two families are alike, and no one knows your family better than you.  I will provide the tools and approaches that you can then use to solve your challenges in a way that works specifically with your family.  My goal is to have as many parents leading their families in a conscious, confident and connected way. 

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