Meet Madeleine Woolgar
Hi, I'm Madeleine Woolgar - I'm really glad you found me.
If you're struggling with your child's big emotions or battling with them, I know how exhausted you must be so I'll keep it brief.
I've supported families for over ten years. After a career in marketing and events, I began to work with families with children who were autistic and had challenging behaviours. I worked all over the world, working 1:1 with children, and training the teams and parents who supported them.
In this work, I experienced first-hand how challenging some children's behaviour can be (I've been bitten, hit, kicked, threatened, had my hair torn out, and had screwdrivers flung at me to name just a few). I learnt how to dig deep in order to stay calm and loving in the face of challenge in order to help these children, a path I now helps so many mums (and dads) to tread. I teach from experience.
Working with these families intensively, showed me that there is no greater love than the love a parent has for their child. You, as their parent, are the best person to help your child - no one loves them more, and no one knows them better. And yet, I saw first-hand how worn down the parents were that I was working with.
When you're overwhelmed and exhausted, you can't be the parent you want to be (and it can feel really awful knowing that). My work is about supporting you to have more capacity to be that calm, understanding and equipped parent you want to be.
Helping you feel calmer and more equipped (with proven strategies) will supercharge your ability to help your child in their more challenging moments. Your child needs that.
Madeleine lives in Bath, UK, and coaches mums (and some dads) all across the world through her online 1:1 and group coaching programs.
My Heart Led Approach
My approach prioritises nurturing your connection with your child. There's nothing like daily battles to make you feel disconnected from your child - and if you're reading this, I know you want to feel that your relationship with them is strong.
Here's the good news - there is always a reason for a child’s more challenging behaviour (even when it feels unreasonable!) Once we aim to understand it we become much more able to help our child. All behaviour is communication of a need your child has. Sometimes you just need a bit of help translating it - and that's where I come in.
Mums I've Helped
Cara, Mum to Theo (age 3)
"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."
Philippa, Mum to Ben (age 2)
"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."
Rebecca, mum to daughter (age 6)
"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."