Hi, welcome to even better parenting.

I'm Paulene Richardson and I created even better parenting to support and guide parents who want to raise confident, resilient, joyful children using a Montessori-inspired approach to parenting.

Parents are usually aware of the importance of the early years and really want to give their children the best possible start. However many parents find everyday parenting is much more complex and challenging than they imagined and they become stressed, anxious, disappointed in their parenting and unsure about where to turn or what else to do.

Looking for guidance?

If you’re searching for answers, looking for ways to create a more harmonious home that nourishes every family member here’s the good news, Montessori principles provide the perfect framework for effective. respectful parenting.

With the right guidance, support and practicalities you will be able skilfully parent your children and transform your family life.

Children flourish when their needs are met

You’re a loving parent, a good parent, you want to meet your child’s needs but are stressed, confused and unhappy because even though you try so hard you just can’t seem to find techniques that work for any length of time.

By gaining a deeper understanding of your little one’s developmental stages and learning practical tools which enable you to provide a richly nourishing home environment, everyone will be more content, including you. Family life will be transformed.

What are the key developmental needs of your 2-6 year old?

  • Sensory exploration

  • Language

  • Order

  • Movement

  • Social skills

  • Independence

Misunderstandings and mismatched expectations lead to frustration and unhappiness, for both parent and child.

Less frustration, more joy, for everyone.

I’m passionate about helping parents become the parents they want to be, to put aside disappointment and confusion, become less stressed, more confident and more content with their parenting.

A cohesive approach, backed up by knowledge, support and effective strategies to deal with everyday parenting is your pathway to a more harmonious and enjoyable family life.

Create a rich learning environment to nourish your child

On this site you’ll find a range of really helpful services, information and advice which give you information about your child’s developmental needs and practical strategies to confidently meet those needs.

As an experienced early childhood and Montessori specialist I’ve helped many, many parents, just like you, to transform their family life by apply Montessori-inspired principles to everyday parenting.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of Montessori

Even if you’ve never heard of Montessori I can show you how the principles can be applied in every home so that children are more content and everyone is happier.
Montessori-inspired parenting is not home schooling, it doesn’t seek to replicate a classroom, and doesn’t need expensive equipment just a willingness to learn about the needs of children and how to best meet those needs within the family setting.

Practical parenting ideas and strategies

On my blog page you’ll find articles targeting the needs of children from toddlers - six years, packed with information, practical ideas and strategies to support good parenting.

Everyone in the family more content

Parents tell me that learning more about what motivates their child and skills to meet their needs made a real, practical difference to their parenting, they were calmer and more confident. They said that the changes they made meant everyone was more content.

Finding a different way is easier with support

Changing habits or patterns alone is hard, not impossible but really hard, it’s why people in all walks of life seek out coaches and mentors to support them to achieve important goals. It’s why I became a parent mentor and coach.

Individual parenting plans

I would love to work with you to create a parenting plan for your family, taking into account your personal circumstances, supporting and guiding you through the steps needed to create the home life you want for your children, and yourself.

Examples of my blog posts, come on in, there’s lots more to enjoy.

In summary, even better parenting - empowering parents to:

  • create a practical parenting plan for their family

  • more fully understand and meet their child's developmental needs

  • manage everyday family issues in positive ways

  • give their child the best possible start

  • raise strong, confident, resilient children

  • enjoy parenting more