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Supporting Parents & Professionals to Create Strong, Happy Relationships with children

Welcome to the website.

I want to make it really easy for you to get where you want to be and to be able to find the information that’s relevant to you right now.  You can click through to the page that works for you straight away.

 

It’s great to have you here. 
If you’re a parent or carer and looking for help you’re in the right place.  Together we can move you from struggling to thriving and enjoying family life.
If you’re a professional wanting to know about NVR, I can help with that to.

It’s lovely to have you here and I’m guessing that you’ve made your way here because you’d like some help and support when it comes to NVR (a parenting approach named “non violent resistance”)

I get it…

This parenting lark can be pretty relentless can’t it! 

Has there ever been a mum or dad who hasn’t at some point felt like getting in the car and driving away?  Luckily for our children, most of us don’t do that.

If you are struggling with parenting you may feel as though you are out of options.  Nothing you try improves your child’s behaviour.  You question your decisions and struggle to stay consistent.  Your child spots a chink in your confidence armour and steps up the bad behaviour.

Your son or daughter could be one or all of the following:

  • Defiant, refusing to comply with even the simplest request.
  • Anxious, worried, upset about being with new people, attending school, experiencing new things, or trying unfamiliar foods.
  • A terrible sleeper.
  • Fractious and over-emotional, prone to meltdowns.
  • Struggling to deal with the experience of a trauma.

You must be overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted.  Unless you are relying heavily on an awesome support network I expect you also feel isolated, tired of the battles and envious of other parents who appear to sail in and out of every parenting situation with ease.

So, let’s see how I can help…

 

 

What Is NVR?

You might have heard of it, you might know a bit or you may have never ever heard anything about these three letters before ~ whichever you fall into don’t worry.  I want to let you know much more about it and how this approach may just change EVERYTHING for you. 

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If you’d like a little more support and to be part of a community (with no obligations ~ you can be as active in the community as suits you) then the FREE Facebook community can provide you with advice, support and simply knowing you’re not alone in navigating all this. 

Read Some Articles

There’s lots and lots of articles that I have written that dive into different elements of parenting and the NVR approach.  You’ll find a welath of advice as well as strategies that you can implement right away within the pages that follow ~ from super specific stuff to more general approaches – it’s covered

So Who Am I? 

You’ve got this far down the front page of the website and perhaps you are wondering ~ who is even talking to me here??! 

I’m Sarah Fisher, adoptive mum of 1 and NVR & Connective Parenting Specialist based in the United Kingdom.  

I’m a coach, teacher and an author.  I am an experienced NVR UK accredited Practitioner and Educator and a qualified Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner.

I work with both parents and professionals to support them to navigate the world of parenting and to learn an approach that will change everything.  

I’m a single adoptive mum, passionate about helping other families experiencing difficulties.

I adopted a gorgeous little boy and together we have been on a journey of discovery.  It hasn’t been an easy road, more a roller coaster, but I’m so glad I chose to adopt and I wouldn’t turn the clock back for anything.

During my journey I’ve learnt to support my son with his anxiety and have stopped some of his unacceptable behaviours.  These weren’t because he is a naughty or horrible child because he’s not, but he was very distressed, due to past trauma, and anxious and didn’t know how to show his emotions. Through the use of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) we have changed our family around and my son is now more confident and understands how to appropriately express his emotions.  It hasn’t been an easy or smooth road, but we’ve come through it and I’m passionate about helping other families do the same.

To consequence or not to consequence?

This is a subject that always creates a lot of debate and questions. Should you impose consequences? Do they work? What's a natural consequence? Aren't natural consequences just letting my child get away with it? There isn't a natural consequence for this behaviour?...

Gestures will help build your connection

Use little gestures to show your children you love them. They are a great way of connecting and are easier to accept sometimes than words.  Often referred to as Reconciliation Gestures these are one of the key aspects of NVR. Increasingly I’ve been using the term...

Looking after yourself isn’t selfish

I’ve made a commitment to myself to be consistent this year in all areas of my life. For example, consistently look after myself. As a parent, we can often ‘forget’ to look after ourselves.  We spend all our time focusing on our family, friends, work colleagues and...

Learning how to de-escalate

When your child starts escalating, try and stay calm. I know it's not always easy, I certainly don't always manage it, but it is very effective at reducing meltdowns.  Learning how to de-escalate situations calmly and quickly can be one of the hardest parts of...

Parental Presence

It sounds a bit odd doesn’t it? - parental presence.  Surely as parents we are present.  We are often around our children and in their lives, so that’s being present isn’t it?  In NVR it is a lot more than that.  Being present, as in their lives, is very different to...

What is connective parenting?

When we focus on connection, we start to change our relationships for the better.  Our presence is raised with our children and our relationships improve. Our children learn that they are loved and are loveable.  That for me, is the most important bit of all...

A vision for the year

Years ago I used to set resolutions at this time of year.  They were always big ones and the sort that by mid-January; I’d either forgotten about, decided were totally unachievable or didn’t believe I could achieve. You know the type of thing; going running every day,...

Christmas day tips for parents

In my Facebook group over the last few weeks I've been sharing tips to help make Christmas as calm as possible, and the ideas shared by parents have been amazing.  So, this week I thought I'd share some of their brilliant ideas for making Christmas Day go...

Find Out More About The Hub

The Hub is the place where parents and carers can get all the advice, tips, strategy and support that they need in order to navigate parenting.  There’s a wealth of training videos, courses and resources available for you 24/7 as well as an active and nourishing community so you’re never alone AND, I am there too ~ to help you to navigate the problems that are specific to you.  Take a click on the little image just above to find out more. 

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