Connection is the answer
Raising humans is a never ending challenge. As soon as you think you’ve nailed it, something changes and you feel like a first time parent all over again.
But confidence in parenting doesn’t come from having all the answers…
… it comes from a strong, connected relationship with your child.
Your child is born seeking connection with you 24/7.
Their survival depends on it.
If you can get it right in the early years, your relationship will be strong enough to withstand whatever comes your way.
My aim is to help you understand the principles, tools and strategies that boost connection, even in tricky moments, so you become the expert on your child.
When that happens… you won’t need me anymore.
You've got this
I’m here to tell you that you are enough.
You don’t need to be a perfect parent… but you do need to be a CONNECTED one.
When you work with me:
- I’ll show you what it means to be a connected parent.
- I’ll get to know you and your family to uncover the reasons behind your biggest struggles.
- I’ll help you find your unique parenting rhythm.
I’ll share my evidence-based strategies and personal tips and tricks.
- I’ll reassure you that you won’t stuff up your kids if you’re not a “perfect” parent.
I promise a no-nonsense, no-judgement approach to parenting support.
Why listen to me?
I’m an experienced Parent Educator, Obstetric Social Worker and mum to four beautiful boys.
Besides being a qualified social worker, I’m a Circle of Security Facilitator, a Tuning into Kids Facilitator and a grief and bereavement counsellor.
I KNOW what a difference a focus on secure attachment and connection makes.
But most importantly, I’ve worked with over 40,000 parents and I see the challenges you are facing first-hand.
I’ll show you how to tackle the tough times so you can focus on what truly matters – having more fun with your kids.
Why I’m passionate about honest and uplifting parenting support
Because I’ve been there…
…drowning in feelings of failure and thoughts of “why is this so hard?” or “why aren’t I better at this?”…
…struggling to get through the daily grind and making it to the end of each day not knowing how I was going to survive another…
…missing out on enjoying those precious moments because I wasn’t coping with the pressure of trying to meet everyone's needs…
Connect Parenting was born out of my passion to share the advice I wish someone had told me when I went through some of the hardest days in my parenting journey.
Don’t just take my word for it…
"Hi Genevieve, 6 weeks ago I attended your talk at the Mater on bringing home a 2nd child. I just wanted to say how helpful it has been. We have been following your advice around how we manage our toddlers feelings/emotions and wow, it has helped so much! We are getting down to his eye level and taking about how he is feeling, offering big cuddles and taking one-on-one time with him each week. I have no doubt that this has made the transition to a family of four much smoother for all of us. Thank you!"
"Hi Gen, I’ve just completed your online course Connected Families. Oh my goodness I wish I had found you before now!!!! Thank you so much for giving me the tools to tap into exactly what my son Ollie needed as he adjusted to his baby sister. With your advice, we were able to prepare in advance for the an introduction that was lead by Ollie (not us) we knew how to meet his needs and then when he was showing signs of pushing boundaries we knew why and what to do!! I’m not saying every day has gone smoothly, but the difference is in our confidence, particularly knowing he needed us to be confident with boundaries and welcome any big feelings (There have been a few of these too). Thanks again Gen"
"I attended the Introducing Baby to Siblings (Connected Families) at the Mater run by Genevieve and owe the amazing bond and connection my son and daughter have, to everything I learnt from that class. Like many parents, I was anxious about how my strong-willed 2yo daughter would transition from only child to one of two. Genevieve’s methods and advice comes from a balance of research and her own personal experience which is what I found really relatable. I learnt so much from the class and highly recommend it to everyone"
"Hi Gen, I just wanted to say how helpful your Connected Families course it has been, we had our second baby this year and we have been following your advice around how we manage our toddlers feelings/emotions and wow, it has helped so much!
We are getting down to his eye level and taking about how he is feeling, offering big cuddles and taking one-on-one time with him each week. I have no doubt that this has made the transition to a family of four much smoother for all of us. Thank you"