Hi, I’m Pamela!
You want to be a gentle parent but your child is often out of control or has constant meltdowns
You’re overcome by guilt every time you shout and you cringe at how much you sound like your own parents
You wake up every morning and promise yourself today will be different but you end up losing your temper yet again
Other people’s kids seem to breeze through life so you don’t understand why every interaction with your child turns into a standoff or an argument.
I am Pamela, a certified parenting coach based in in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I provide my parenting services locally in person and internationally with the help of Zoom.
I have used the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with my own children since 2015 and I became a certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor in January 2020.
I have a Masters in Health Promotion and Public Health from Ulster University. Before parent coaching, I worked in the field of alcohol and drug prevention and education, with a particular interest in preventing substance use amongst young people. I am an active volunteer with my local NCT charity branch and a breastfeeding peer supporter with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
My two amazing children are my best teachers.
Every. Single. Day.
With their help, I am always growing, learning, healing.
Parenting for me is both a joy and a constant challenge. I am constantly motivated to do my own healing work in order to be able to show up for my children. There are many days when things go wrong, where I get frustrated and lose my cool. But I am so much less reactive than I was when I first became a parent. I have the tools to navigate the inevitable challenges that life sends our way.
It often looks messy, but I know I have my ‘tote bag’ of practices and strategies to guide me back to being a calm and capable parent.