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I specialise in helping parents with children under 7 have a better, happier parenting experience.
You may feel something is missing for you - because of the way you were parented. Or you'd just like some support to help get things working better.
A child's experience of the first years is fundamental to how they develop.
I help you to see things from your child's point of view and connect with them more easily. By connecting, you create deep security in your child. This is the key to a happier child - and a happier you!
When children feel secure, they grow in confidence and don't need to "play up".
My approach is tailored to the needs of parents with toddlers, preschoolers and children up to 7 years old. You'll learn collaborative strategies, that build warm, trusting relationships. Putting aside rewards and punishments, you get the tools to develop a partnership with your children. You and your child are a team, in which you are the kind, collaborative leader. They cooperate and want to behave well, because they feel both understood and connected.
Who is Oona?
I have guided children and families for 25 years as a teacher, parent-and-child group leader and parenting coach. As a mum, wife and daughter, I am passionate about helping families heal their relationships - and be happier. I am an Early Years Professional (postgraduate qualification) and am trained in the Pikler approach, from which I draw my inspiration for my respectful approach to child-rearing.
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What mums say:
“Oh God, you’re going to love it! Oona’s wonderful and really makes you see things from the child’s point of view. It’s incredible - that knowledge of how a child thinks. She’ll open your eyes! Whatever you’ve read, it’s so different to have someone who knows and can tailor it to your particular circumstances. Things are so much better than they were before. I feel a lot more confident as a mother and I know what to do. It’s been wonderful. And I’d highly recommend it.”
Sophia Garrido, mother of V, 2, and M, 9 months
“Before I came across Oona I was feeling pretty down. I had tried all parenting 'discipline' approaches, read all the books, skimmed all the articles - consequences, time outs, reward charts, shouting - but nothing seemed to be working. Working with Oona was eye opening and such a relief. I liked the questions she asked, and I liked her approach enormously.
Right from the first session we got helpful advice and suggestions that we implemented almost immediately, and which quickly improved things at home. I see things now from a very different perspective, and this has helped me find better ways to tackle 'challenging behaviour'. I feel I have more tools to draw on now, which has been really helpful when difficult situations come up. Oona isn't afraid of asking challenging questions and getting you to confront some difficult truths about your parenting style and the reasons for it - which, again, I found so helpful.
Don't think twice about signing up with Oona, it's time and money well spent!”
Muna W, London, mother of S, 5, and N, 2.
“Before I met Oona, I was in big knots about my children’s behaviour. Now I am so much more relaxed. Without Oona, I could have spent 20 years getting to this place of connection with them.
It’s been amazing. Life with the children is unrecognisable to how it was when Oona appeared”
Harriet Hancock, Stroud, mother of Will, 6 years and Rosie, 4
"Thank you Oona for the lovely time we always have with you.
Every time we attend the group I always feel much closer to Chloe. Somehow we are more connected. Love the feeling, it is so gentle, and we cooperate better.
I love that I can sit back, have some rest and just observe how the children discover the room and each other."
Monika Hordos, mother