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

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.  If you’re looking for support for families, then click the parents and carers button below.  If you’re looking for support for yourself, click the professionals button.

The Connective Parenting Conference is back!


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

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Sarah Fisher

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 trained in Hypnotherapy.

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.

Are you worried about Christmas?

Are you worried about Christmas? Is it a difficult time of year? I know this time of year is hard for many parents. Everything changes and goes a little mad which can be hard to manage. Our children can get overexcited and or very anxious which causes its own problems...

Presents or presence?

How can you create a calmer Christmas in your home? Does the answer lie in presents or presence? What I'm talking about here is Connective Parenting presence, rather than the things we’re all worried about buying in time for Christmas! I talk about presence an awful...
summer holiday tips

Did someone say summer holidays?

Blimey... school's out for summer. Sunshine or not, the summer months can introduce an extra layer of challenge for some families. Fear not, you’re in good company here – we can do this! Whether you’re back in the office, embracing hybrid working or whatever you’ve...

How do I stay calm when my child is having a meltdown?

How do you stop yourself getting drawn in? It’s a great question and one I thought I’d answer here as I know it something that a lot of parents, including me, struggle with.

If you’re hoping I’m going to say ‘here’s one guaranteed way to stop it’ I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint you…

Hitting rock bottom

Hitting rock bottom is horrible.
I know, because I’ve been there. I’ve spent time sitting on my bed crying my eyes out, not knowing what to do next or fearful of the future.

Sometimes these were ‘little’ blips and I managed to pick myself up quickly and carry on, but other times those feelings lasted awhile.

A reflective conversation is a conversation we’re having with our child to reflect with them on a situation that has happened, whether that be an escalation or something you can see they’re struggling with.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry Sibling rivalry is a big issue and it's one that comes up a lot when I'm working with families. If you're struggling, you're certainly not alone. I'm aware that there are not a lot of resources around for to help either.   Now obviously there's a...

You can turn a bad day around

How do you handle a day that starts off badly? Our mindset can have a have a huge impact on how our day goes.

Find Out More About The Connective Parenting 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.