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Parent Consulting

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As the parent of a spirited child, you've likely found that much of the advice you've received just doesn't work for your more sensitive, more intense, more determined child. This can leave you feeling frustrated, helpless, and defeated. My parent consultations take place in person in Abbotsford, BC, or online via Zoom. They start with you filling out a detailed form so I can get to know you, your child, and learn more about the specific issues you're struggling with. These hour-long sessions are typically held on an as-needed basis, whenever you need some advice or strategies, or simply want to troubleshoot a specific issue.

"Having Holly as a resource has been so helpful. She has many simple, easy to implement ideas that WORK! She is easy to work with, and she is incredibly kind and sensitive to the needs of parents with a spirited little one. She also has interesting research and personal experience to back up all of the info she shares. She is positive yet practical, an important combination for working with little ones!"

— Kerri M., Client

Virtual Parenting Workshops

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I regularly offer live, virtual workshops to help you learn new skills to parent your spirited child. These interactive group sessions take place in a private Facebook group, and allow you to learn, practice and perfect strategies like managing meltdowns, becoming an emotion coach for your child, teaching self-regulation,  and teaching your spirited child to sleep independently. These workshops are announced via my email list, and enrolment is on a first come-first serve basis.

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“This training helped provide a more cohesive outline to what had already been shared (by our psychologist) and practical suggestions for how to make even more of a difference. I definitely have more confidence in my ability to guide our daughter through her emotions and now have a better understanding of how my own actions can truly impact the whole dynamic and the results we seek.”

– Natasha M. Oakes

DIY Online Course

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After working with parents of spirited kids for many years, it became clear there were certain challenges and struggles that came up again and again for parents. My online course, Parent Your Spirited Child with Confidence, is a self-paced, online video-based course aimed at helping you learn how to apply positive parenting techniques with your more spirited, strong-willed child. You will learn why your spirited child is more challenging (they are lagging in very specific skills...they aren't "bad"), how to handle their big emotions without crushing their spirit, and hands-on strategies for dealing with the most common challenging issues: such as mealtime struggles, bedtime battles, hitting and aggression, whining and interrupting, and more.

"The content is WONDERFUL, and of all of the books I've read, and programs I've listened to, I feel this one will be the easiest to implement with my daughter. All the others required so much hard thinking, it was overwhelming, and I felt that I could never remember to do all of the stuff it needed me to. Your program has made me feel like Gabby and I will actually be able to turn the corner.”

-Melissa M.

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"Having Holly as a resource has been so helpful. She has many simple, easy to implement ideas that WORK! She is easy to work with, and she is incredibly kind and sensitive to the needs of parents with a spirited little one. She also has interesting research and personal experience to back up all of the info she shares. She is positive yet practical, an important combination for working with little ones!"

- Kerri M., Client

“This course not only helped me identify where my child struggles but gave me compassionate tools in which to adjust my parenting methods for an effective resolution to many struggles we had in our household. During the course I immediately saw radical improvements in my son's behavior creating a much more peaceful environment. I also was gifted an insightful look into my own childhood in which I based much of my parenting skills from subconsciously. A great healing on many fronts has taken place now and we're all better for it. “

– Vanessa W., Student

“This training was extemely helpful. I learned great ways to help my child during a meltdown and also things I can do to try and prevent them. This training has helped our family to better help our child and though not an immediate fix I now have the tools I need to continue to help him while he grows and changes. It helped me to see that there are things that I can be doing to help."

- Beth, Student

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