Rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ by parents
Tantrums? Daily Battles? Kicking? Biting?
I help you to feel more in control, empowered & calm in your parenting approach
"Working with Madeleine has been so useful and has helped us in so many different ways. Her approach is absolutely what I was looking for - respectful and your relationship with your child is the top priority!" - Nancy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Private Parent Coaching Sessions
These private and online parent coaching sessions can be done on your own or with your partner.
You will have my expertise fully focused on you to create a personalised approach to your challenge with your child. Private coaching will help you to feel fully equipped and be the calm, confident parent you want to be in those tricky moments with your child.
Booking an initial consultation is the gateway to working with me in one of my 3-month private online coaching packages.
Group Parenting Program
My signature online group program “Navigating Big Feelings and Battles” returns in 2024.
This 6-week online program will give you the tools to navigate your child’s big feelings and reduce battles from a calm, loving and confident place.
Click the link below for for more information and to join the wait list for a sneaky bonus.
FREE Parenting Guide
Have things like leaving the house, getting dressed, and meal times
become battle grounds for you and your child?
Discover 5 strategies to help daily battles with your strong willed child.
Meet Your Parent Coach!
Hi, I'm Madeleine, a parent coach and neurodiversity consultant. I support parents of strong-willed children, and specialise in those children who are confirmed or suspected to be neurodivergent. I help parents to understand those big feelings and battles and to stay calm and loving when facing challenging situations.
My background: Over 12 years of working with children who are neurodivergent. I have worked all over the world, working 1:1 with children, and training the teams and parents who supported them.
How Can I Help? My parent coaching sessions give you the opportunity to reflect on your current parenting, and learn the skills and techniques you need to bring out the best in your children and yourself.
My heart-led approach focuses on nurturing your connection with your child. With my help, you can become the parent you have always wanted to be for your family.
Mums I've Helped
His tantrums are now 80% less
"Theo would have full blown tantrums for an hour, several times a day. I was completely drained & didn't know what to do.
Tantrums are now 80% less in both frequency & power. It's just miraculous. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel like a better mum - the mum I wanted to be."
Cara, Mum to Theo (age 3)
Key focus: Tantrums in 3 year olds
Our relationship is better
"I had been struggling a lot with my 2 year old's behaviour, mostly with his physically intense tantrums & need for control. I felt really alone & completely unsure of how to deal with it all in a loving way.
Since working with Madeleine, both Ben's behaviour & my relationship with him changed for the better."
Philippa, Mum to Ben (age 2)
Key focus: Toddler tantrums
I feel more equipped now
"My little girl was struggling with her emotions & I was struggling to help her & understand her.
Because of Madeleine's knowledge, experience & kindness, I now have a much better relationship with my daughter & feel more equipped to deal with situations than I did 6 months ago. I cannot thank her enough."
Rebecca, mum to daughter (age 6)
Key focus: Big feelings & daily battles
Let me help you become the parent you've always wanted to be be...
Reducing daily battles such as getting dressed, leaving the house, bedtime and bathtime
Reducing intense tantrums when they don't get what they want
Helping your child to be motivated to listen and do what you ask them to do
Helping you to be the calm, compassionate parent you want to be, even when things get tough
Supporting your child's big feelings, social hesitancy and anxieties
What age children do you work with?I work with parents who have children from 18 months to teen
Are all your sessions online?Yes, all of my sessions are online. If you are local to Bath, UK, I may have availability for in-person sessions, so just send me a message via the Contact page.
How many sessions will I need?This depends very much on what your challenge is. Most parents do eight or more sessions. My initial session is the gateway to accessing my weekly online private coaching sessions (starting from eight week packages).
Can I do the session with my partner?Absolutely. I work with many couples together.
How do I know if you can help me and my child?Have a look at the page that describes my heart-led approach. If this feels like it resonates with you and the way you'd like to be with your child, then book an initial session. We can talk more then about how I can best help you going forward.
How do I work with you?There are two ways to work with me: 1. Private online sessions for you (and your partner if you want). Book your initial session here. 2. My online group program. This runs twice a year. The next one starts in May 2022. For information on that download my free guide to get on my mailing list or join the wait list here.
What kind of challenges do you help with?I help with many behaviours you may be finding challenging with your child, such as: - Daily battles (such as leaving the house and getting dressed) - Tantrums/big outbursts of feelings - Children who become physically intense (such as hitting, biting, kicking others or themselves) - Children struggling to emotionally regulate themselves - Children who are socially hesitant or appear shy during social settings - Toddler meltdowns or toddler anxiety I help parents to feel calmer and more equipped to navigate the tricky moments in a way they can feel proud of. Such as being able to: - stay calm and shout less - support your child's mental well being My background is in autism, so if you have questions about your child's behaviour and a possible diagnosis, but would like some tools to help things now then book a session so we can talk.
Can you help with tantrums?Yes, absolutely. No matter the age of your child, if they are having big outbursts of feelings when they don't get what they want or when things change, then I can help. Your child might cry or shout, or perhaps kick or hit you when they get upset. My approach will help you reduce these tantrums by supporting your child's needs and nurturing your relationship with them. You might have trawled the internet looking for "how do I deal with toddler tantrums?" or "how to deal with 3 year old tantrums" or "7 year old tantrums" - whatever their age, seeing your child get so upset on a regular basis can be incredibly wearing and have you late night googling for help (even though you're exhausted). But despite the well-intentioned research, in the moment you find yourself still losing your cool with your child and not being able to deescalate things. You're not alone. You need help to break the cycle and feel equipped to navigate your child's tantrums with the calm and compassion I know you want to bring to those moments. That's where I come in.
Do you help with autistic children?Yes, absolutely. My background is in autism. If you have a child with autism, whether you're newly diagnosed or not (or even awaiting an autism diagnosis) then I would love to talk about how I can support you. I used to work one to one with children on the spectrum, as well as supporting their families and training the teams that supported them. If your autistic child is having big feelings when things change or they don't get what they want, it can be an intense thing to navigate. You're not alone if they are also physically intense (hitting you, kicking etc). My approach helps you support their struggle with inflexibility and nurture your connection with them. Contact me and let's talk about how I can help you.
Can you help with hitting and biting?Yes, absolutely. If your child is hitting or biting you, a sibling, another child or even themselves, it can be a distressing thing to navigate. I support parents to reduce these kind of behaviours through heart-led strategies that are tried and tested. If you're navigating a child who hits, bites or kicks, you've probably found yourself googling things like "Why does my toddler bite" or "why is my 7 year old kicking me" and found yourself in a world of conflicting parenting information. You may also feel at a loss of what to do, because if your child is hitting, you'll know that telling them not to, doesn't work! Every child has their own reason for being physically intense and we need to work out your child's reason in order to best help them. You need tools that help and support your child, as well as reducing their need to be physically intense. Get in touch today about how I can support you.
Why hire a parent coach?Working with a parent coach helps you to really change things with your child. I will help you feel calmer and more equipped to navigate the tricky moments with your child. We all need a little help sometimes - if you wanted help getting into shape, you might hire a personal trainer - think of me as a personal trainer for your parenting! I will be your parent expert cheerleader, as well as helping you increase your understanding of your child, feel equipped to help and support them when they are struggling, and I will support YOU to do the supporting. Change is easier with help - you're guaranteed to get better results with a parenting coach than going it alone.