Parents & Carers


Struggling to cope with challenging behaviours?

Connective Family can support you to build better connections with your child, manage challenging behaviours and improve family life.
You don’t have to struggle alone.

Parenting can feel relentless

Everyone at Connective Family has been where you are. And we still are, some days! We get it. We understand the struggles of managing challenging behaviours and the feelings that have brought you here. We hear you.

You feel like you’re out of control

Nothing you try seems to improve your child’s behaviour

You question your decisions and struggle to be consistent

You’re exhausted and feel isolated, overwhelmed and stressed

We can help

Connective Parenting NVR can help you build on your parenting skills and improve family life.

Parenting is rewarding, but it’s not easy. And it’s really not easy if you have no support network to rely on or if you sometimes struggle to understand what’s behind your child’s challenging behaviours. But you’ve got this, and you can do it.

Our step-by-step Connective Parenting toolkit is ready and waiting. With you at the parental helm, some handy tools and techniques and a healthy dose of connection and presence (our two favourite words), you can create a strong, happy, connective family. Let’s go.

Ready for a happier, calmer home?

Your Connective Parenting journey starts here
follow these 4 easy steps:

Step 1

Watch a short video (9 min)!

What is Connective Parenting NVR? This super short video explains how Connective Parenting NVR can help families.

And then join our free Facebook Group Connective Parenting Using NVR. You’ll find an incredibly warm, supportive, non-judgemental group of people who get it, where you can ask questions, share thoughts and celebrate wins.

Introduction to Connective Parenting NVR

Keen to know more? Excellent. We’ve produced a nifty 60-minute explainer video ‘What is Connective Parenting?’ It’s a good overview and explains how we follow a framework in everything we do, and we call that framework Connective Parenting NVR.


Sign up here to get our Introduction to Connective Parenting NVR video. It’s FREE and you’ll learn how these tools and techniques can make a huge difference to you and your family.

Step 2

Tackle a specific problem

A full-to-bursting library of free resources awaits – videos, podcasts, articles and more. You might be struggling to cope with your child’s challenging behaviours, anxiety, aggression or mental health or maybe all of the above. Whatever it is, you’ll find something to help. Explore the library by clicking on the topics below.



Learn how therapeutic parenting and parental presence are key

Looking after you

Looking after you

Understand why you need to remember your wellbeing in amongst the challenges

Child health & development

Child health & development

Understand the impact of trauma & attachment, mental health and sensory development



Learn how to deal with school avoidance and helping teachers to understand the issues




Figure out the triggers, learn how to de-escalate and where to get support

Day-to-day challenges

Day-to-day challenges

Learn how to manage sensory difficulties, setting boundaries… and much more!

Step 3

Get some practical support in our Parenting Hub

Here’s the thing, you’ll get practical tips and techniques not just the theory!

Our parent & carer membership – the Connective Parenting Hub – provides all the help you’ll need.

For just £15 a month you’ll have access to:

  • Help from Sarah and her team through our special Facebook Group
  • The support of other parents working through the same challenges as you
  • A huge library of training, resources, tools and techniques
  • Specialist experts to help you with a specific problem
  • Group hypnotherapy and relaxation sessions
  • Special group discounts on all our classes and events

…and the comfort of knowing there’s a group of people who’ve got your back.

Community spirit is alive and well.

“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”

Connective Parenting Hub Member

Step 4

Super boost your parenting skills

You’re already a fabulous parent (that goes without saying). But all good things are worth investing in and that includes you and your parenting. Master the Connective Parenting tools and techniques and you’ll see a huge difference.

Targeting specifics

Connective Parenting Classes

Our short online classes, designed so you can do them in your own time, will take you from struggling… to sorted.

Learn all the tools

Connective Parenting Courses

You might prefer a longer course where you can work with, and learn from, others over a few weeks or sometimes months.

Personalised sessions

Individual Support Sessions

If you feel you need more focused support, you can have individual support sessions where we work on a one-to-one basis.

Managing Meltdowns

Enter your details below to receive our free guide to help you reduce the meltdowns through connection.

Is School a Struggle?

If your child finds school a struggle, download our free guide on how schools can use the Connective Parenting NVR approach.