Online support for parents

Having conflict in your family is exhausting.

It’s OK to need support.

The Connective Parenting Hub is here to help you create a better connection with your child and to restore calm in your home, whether you’re a birth parent, grandparent, adopter or carer.

 

** JOIN NOW and get a free ticket to the Connective Parenting Conference 2024 **

Our Hub Member Community

Being in the hub has given me help and advice ongoing when I need it. It is the ongoing support to reflect and grow that makes this work. NVR is a journey. The support, not just from Sarah, but from the other members is second to none.

You can share your bad days and your positive moments and someone is always there without judgement. Sarah always comes back to you with her fantastic knowledge and support. I would highly recommend the hub

Parenting can feel lonely, especially when dealing with conflict.

Looking for a 100% judgementfree space to share with and learn from others who ‘get it’?

This is why I created the Connective Parenting Hub.

You don’t have to be struggling or at crisis point to benefit from the Hub. We offer support and useful resources to EVERY parent and carer, so you can parent confidently and help your child to thrive.

Develop your relationship with your child

The Hub has, at its heart, the principles of non-violent resistance (NVR). NVR focuses on developing the relationship between the parent and the child by raising the parental presence.

NVR is never just about dealing with violence. It can be used for any kind of conflict. In fact, there doesn’t have to be conflict before you start using this approach – it’s about creating a strong bond with your child.

Get live support from experts & the Hub community

Join the Hub and you’ll be part of a supportive community of parents, with access to expert help and advice on a whole load of different topics.

I’ve invited some incredible experts from my network to become regular contributors to the Hub.They bring their own specialist knowledge and, often, lived experience too.

You can meet our specialist experts below!

Welcome to the…

Connective Parenting Hub

I created this monthly membership with care to help you as parents and carers to build a better connection with your children.

I get it. This is the space I needed when I became a parent, but the space just wasn’t there. So, I built it myself.

I don’t want you to struggle. You don’t have to be alone on this one.

In the Connective Parenting Hub, you’re surrounded by people who get it and others who understand what you’re going through.

 

Welcome to our incredibly inclusive, warm, judgement-free community where you can get the support you need without ever having to worry about saying or doing the wrong thing.

Sarah x

“I don’t know how people do this without a community of other people who really get it”

Connective Parenting Hub Member

What’s in the Hub?

Supportive community

Get support from other parents and carers who understand. We know what you’re going through. We can offer meaningful support when you’re really struggling with your child’s behaviour.

We have a private Facebook Group, as well as a Members’ Area where you can connect with other members and myself.

Our communities are somewhere you can openly ask anything and receive support without fear of judgement or shame.

Helpful resource library

Plenty of training and resources are available to you inside the Members’ Area, including:

  • School transition book
  • Teen anxiety guide
  • Left brain workouts for children
  • Sensory issues and sleep
  • Information on sensory development
  • Holiday survival guide
  • Meditations for children & parents
  • Self Care Zone
  • Pick & Mix Classes
  • Recorded training sessions with Sarah on a number of topics including emotions, siblings,trauma & attachment, meltdowns

Expert videos

Over 30 recorded sessions from specialist expert speakers on topics such as:

  • School transitions & anxiety
  • Communication with our children
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), Hypnosis
  • Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Child sleep issues
  • Regulation
  • Physical health & nutrition
  • Mental health & wellbeing
  • Self care
  • Recordings from previous Connective Parenting Conference workshops

NVR training

This is our popular foundation course and a great place to start.

Watch these videos to learn more about each aspect of non-violent resistance (NVR). You can watch at a time to suit you, ask questions and get support whenever you need it.

You’ll cover:

  • Looking after yourself
  • Parental presence 
  • Managing meltdowns 
  • Siblings
  • The announcement 
  • The sit in
  • Supporters

 Live sessions

Each month inside the Hub there are multiple opportunities to connect and have your questions answered.

Weekly:

‘Ask Me Anything Sessions’ with Sarah

Monthly:

  • Live Q&A With Nicky Edwards, Child & Teen Therapist
  • Coffee & Chat With Sarah Fisher
  • Twice monthly relaxation and reset sessions with Sarah

Bi-monthly:

  • Sensory Sessions with Ali Neal, Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Q+A on schools with Kat Green, Connective Family Coach and ex Headteacher

You’ll find everything you need in the Hub to help you create a strong connection and to learn from a fabulous community.

“The change in our child was almost instantaneous. They responded very well and the violence reduced very quickly.
We have consistently used the Connective Parenting approach ever since and now we hardly ever have violent rages from our child but when we do we are better equipped to deal with them.”

Connective Parenting Hub Member

Having a community of people who understand is invaluable and you are the glue that holds that community together and helps us all to find our way!”

Connective Parenting Hub Member

Join us and we’ll help you celebrate your successes, support you through the difficult times and generally help make parenting easier!

How much is it to join?

Your subscription to The Connective Parenting Hub is

just £15 per month

or sign up for a full year at £150 to receive 2 months free!

* If you’re a professional supporting families in your work we run a separate group for you, the Connective Family Professionals’ Network – this is so that we can ensure the Hub remains a dedicated space for all things parenting!

Get access to…

  • Our private Members’ Area
  • All recorded online courses, guest expert workshop replays and classes
  • Parents’ Foundation Course
  • A safe community to call home with other parents, carers and myself
  • Regular group sessions with myself and our resident experts
  • Event reminders and information on what’s coming up
  • An app for easy access to all your content
Member only bonuses

A complimentary ticket to our annual online Connective Parenting Conference – our 2 day virtual conference packed full of workshops from well known experts.

Discounted access to publicly available workshops and events

Your subscription will renew on a monthly basis – you are always in control.

The Connective Parenting Hub is about providing parents and carers with a safe and supportive space where they can learn about the Connective Parenting NVR approach and receive support to implement it with their own families.

If you feel like you no longer need our support, or it’s not the right place for you, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Our aim is to provide you with everything you need to create a calmer, happier home – you won’t need to stay with us forever!

I love the support and advice that’s available.  There’s always someone around to help and they understand.”

Connective Parenting Hub Member

“The relaxation sessions are brilliant.  Being able to access them whenever I want to has been a life saver at times.  The hypnotherapy recordings are so relaxing.

Connective Parenting Hub Member

I’m Sarah Fisher

I spend my days coaching parents and teaching professionals the Connective Parenting NVR approach.

I discovered the approach because I needed it within my family setting but it has now become a way of life, and the way that I try to approach everything.

I’m not perfect, I don’t always manage it and I certainly don’t get it right 100% of the time, but as much as possible it is now my ethos and my approach to life.

It has become second nature and has had a big impact on my family.

Ultimately as a parent and a mum I wanted to create a really strong bond with my son and help him grow in to the amazing young man that he is growing in to.

I found out about this approach when things were very difficult in our family life, and it really did change things. Since then it has been my passion to share this approach with others who need it too.

It’s not a magic wand – it took months of hard work to get there but we have and I don’t recognize the family life that we have now compared to the one we had all those years ago.

Back then, I didn’t believe this was possible. It is.

Sarah P Fisher

What do you want life to look like in your family?

We can help you get there inside The Connective Parenting Hub

Meet our resident experts

Nicky Edwards Child & Adolescent Therapist and Mental Health Trainer
Nicola Edwards

Child & Adolescent Therapist and Mental Health Trainer

Nicky is a children and adolescent therapist, who works with her therapy dog Brian.

They write the therapeutic book collection, The Adventures of Brian, supporting children to resolve their thoughts, worries and fears. She also runs Dandelion Training and Development, providing online mental health training for parents and professionals on a wide range of mental health issues.

She was previously an early years’ professional and teacher, having committed over 20 years of her career to working with children and young people. She is currently studying for a Masters in Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health.

Nicky joins us live once a month inside The Connective Parenting Hub to answer any questions we may have for her in her capacity as a child & teen therapist.

Portrait of Ali-Neal-Bio Specialist Occupational Therapist
Alison Neal

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Alison is the founder of Midlands Occupational Therapy and provides specialist occupational therapy services for children and young adults with a range of difficulties.

Alison is an advanced practitioner in sensory integration therapy; she has several years experience of lecturing and mentoring other therapists and has had a book published on sensory movement breaks.

Alison works with families and children at home and in a variety of special schools to find solutions to everyday problems that actually work and can be implemented at home or school.

She can also offer assessments for EHC plans and tribunals where necessary.

Alison joins us live inside The Connective Parenting Hub every second month to discuss sensory and regulation related topics and answer our questions on this specialist subject.

Got some questions?

How do I access the Members' Area?

Once you sign up, you’ll get access to our Members Area. We’ll email you all the details you need to help you get started. We also have an app which you can download to your device for easier access – it’s new, and a work in progress, but it’s getting there!

We have tech support on hand to help you if you get stuck – so technophobes fear not – we’ll make sure you can access everything you need to, easily!

Does this information you’re sharing work for everyone?

Yes, everything that is shared within the group, whether about NVR or from one of the other experts is based on relationships and our brain’s natural way of working, so it works for everyone, including those with special needs.

Is the hub only for parents at crisis point?

The earlier we start to resolve any difficulties you’re having connecting with your children the quicker we can change it. By using NVR, you will be creating a strong bond that will help to reduce potential future issues.

How does the membership work?

Membership of the hub is by monthly subscription.  The monthly subscription is taken automatically until you cancel your membership.

Can I cancel at anytime?

Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time, the contract is on a monthly basis. 

To cancel your membership, log into the hub and cancel it directly from your account.

Once you leave you will no longer be able to access the resources or receive discounts on courses or events. 

Should you wish to rejoin at any time you are welcome to, however any previous discount will be lost.

How quickly will I see changes in my child if I use the information and resources in the hub?

This is a difficult one to answer because there are so many variables.  Some parents see changes very quickly for others it takes time.  Persistence is the key to seeing change.

Isn’t NVR just for violent children?

This is one of the myths about NVR.  It is often used in situations where there is violence but it’s a relationship based approach and works in all situations, not just parenting.  If you want to build a strong relationship with your child and help them to develop emotional intelligence then NVR will without a doubt help.