Perhaps you didn’t want to be a mum who loses her temper with her children, and yet you find yourself going to bed some nights wondering when you became someone who shouts.

Maybe you imagined you’d live in a calm home full of tasteful wooden toys, but when you look around your home it feels like you’re drowning in a sea of noisy plastic.

Or maybe you thought that there would be more laughter and playing, and fewer arguments about putting shoes on and bribing to get teeth brushed.

Perhaps you swore you would never use the TV as a babysitter – you’d be too busy reading books together and listening to beautiful music – and yet somehow your child is whining to watch Peppa Pig. Again.

Life with young children can feel relentless sometimes. It can feel like you go from day to day, moment to moment, without the time or mental space to really think about what your vision is for your family and how to achieve it. You know that things could be better, that it could feel easier, but all the advice out there is conflicting, and figuring out what’s right for your family feels overwhelming.

You want a beautiful childhood for your children, but figuring out how to make it happen – how to reduce the conflict and increase the connection – can feel hard. You’re not meant to do this alone.

Mentoring calls

I know first hand the value that birth coaching can have on helping us experience a positive birth experience, but once our babies are born we are expected to do it alone. I want to change that. Parenting can challenge and stretch us like nothing else; it can provide stress and conflict, but also incredible joy. Let me help you find more of the joy.

During your mentoring call, we will spend 60 minutes talking about anything you want to focus on or are struggling with. This could be:

  • Crafting strong, meaningful family rhythms in your home
  • Setting up a prepared environment at home for your children to thrive in (no matter how big or small your home is)
  • Peaceful parenting and gentle discipline
  • Incorporating a Montessori philosophy into your home
  • Play (toys, activities, books, and laying the foundations for a playful home)
  • Deciding whether or not to home educate
  • Anything else you feel drawn to discuss related to creating a beautiful childhood for your young children

During our call I will truly listen to you, offering a new perspective and helping you gain clarity around the needs of your whole family and how best to meet them.

What I will do is offer insight into developmentally-appropriate behaviour and expectations, provide suggestions to help you calmly navigate any issues you are experiencing, and help you to see what you need to focus on first. I will leave you with practical ideas and actions to implement so that you can find more ease in your parenting, in a way that suits you and your values.

What I will not do is tell you how to parent your children. I strongly believe that only you can know what works best for your family; I can support you in working this out, but I cannot do it for you. You are the expert in your children. So if you are looking for rules to follow or a routine to implement, I’m probably not the right person to work with you.

I will follow up with you via email a week later to see how it’s going and provide any extra support if needed.

Book your call

To book your call, simply click on a time below and follow the instructions. As part of the booking process you will be asked to fill out a simple questionnaire, this allows me to prepare before our call.

Calls cost £110 and payment is taken via PayPal.

If you can’t see a time that works for you, drop me an email eloiserickman[at]gmail[dot]com and we can find a time which is convenient for you.

Not sure if a mentoring call is right for you? Get in touch with any questions and I’ll answer them honestly.