Welcome to even better parenting.

I'm Paulene Richardson and I set up even better parenting for parents who want to raise happy, confident, resilient children.

Like you, most parents know the importance of the early years and want to give their children the best possible start.

Let’s start with this:

Children flourish when their developmental needs are met

You’re a loving parent, of course you want to give your child the best start, you want to meet your child’s needs but that’s not always as simple as it sounds if you don’t fully understand them.

Understanding leads you to practical learning about how to best provide a home environment which encourages and richly nourishes your child.

I would love to use my skills and experience to help you do that.

I’m passionate about helping families give their children a great start by building a strong, resilient foundation which lasts a lifetime.

Together we can find the right path for your family

On this site you’ll find information, great practical advice and a range of services all of which will give you tools to better understand your child’s developmental stages along with knowledge and skills to meet those needs with confidence.

My background is in early education and Montessori education in particular, and it’s this knowledge and experience I now bring to a wider audience helping parents apply Montessori-inspired principles to everyday parenting, with great results.
Montessori-inspired parenting is not home schooling, it doesn’t seek to replicate a classroom, and doesn’t need expensive equipment. All it requires is a willingness to learn about the developmental needs of children and discover how to best meet those needs within the family setting.

Everyone in the family was more content

  • Parents tell me that understanding more about their child’s developmental needs made a real difference to their parenting, they were more confident and that the changes I helped them make meant everyone in the family was more content.

Finding a new way

  • 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.

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 from a Montessori perspective.

Individual parenting plans

  • I would love to work with you to create an individual parenting plan tailored for your family, taking your personal circumstances into consideration and supporting and guiding you through the steps to reach more of your parenting goals.

In summary, even better parenting - empowers parents to:

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

  • create a practical parenting plan for their family

  • give their child the best possible start

  • manage everyday family issues in positive ways

  • raise strong, confident, resilient children

  • enjoy parenting more

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