Conscious Parenting


Discover the keys to happy, positive and sustainable family relationships in 8 weeks

Transform the way you feel about your parenting and create the family relationships you and your children deserve.

Good communication is not a birthright. It is a learned life skill that will transform every interaction and relationship you have. Every parent wants to feel proud of their parenting and have a deeply connected, loving and respectful relationship with their children.

Different to a webinar, book or weekend seminar, the PET program provides a comprehensive toolkit of communication skills and strategies that can be used to traverse most family landscapes.

Here’s what the experts have to say:

If you’re looking for a quick fix or magic formula this program is most likely not for you. Every family is different and the positive results you achieve within your family relationships are directly related to your focused attention and perseverance using this incredible toolkit.

The parents who reach their desired outcomes enjoy a calmer, less stressed household, have effortlessly uncovered the sustainable structures and frameworks that support rich positive relationships and feel deeply proud of their role as loving leaders of their family.

In 8 short weeks you can begin to:

  • Enjoy less stress and tension in your home
  • Have your own needs met respectfully and with less resistance
  • Have access to a problem solving framework to effectively deal with inevitable family conflicts where no body loses.
  • Experience Less arguing and more peace and cooperation
  • Have your children more willingly accept necessary boundaries and limits
  • Feel deeply proud of the loving leader you’re becoming
  • Experience a deeper connection with your spouse and children
  • Feel in control and a deep sense of certainty that you’re equipped to deal with situations that arise within your family.
  • Enjoy the alignment you now have with your spouse knowing you’re on the same page with your parenting and occupy common ground.
  • Create a platform and family environment rich with the elements essential for your children to reach their full potential.
  • Enjoy knowing what you are implementing is backed by experts and the latest research into children’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

I believe the most beneficial and powerful gift a parent can give to their child is to be a positive influential role model. In order to embrace being loving leaders of our families we need to be willing to allow the old patterns and ineffective ways of relating to our loved ones drop away. Making room to discover and embrace new, more positive, effective and sustainable ways to communicate and deeply connect.

PET is an education for living that will fundamentally change your relationships forever.

Karina Meacham

I would love to learn more about this program and how I can register 

Program Outline

The series is made up of 7-8 sessions of 1.5hrs each. It is obviously more beneficial if both parents attend, but not essential.

The content learned from each lesson builds on from the previous week and is extremely practical and can be applied in the home immediately.

Session 1 – Introduction to the program | Setting your intentions and vision for your family | Introduction to listening skill

Session 2 & 3 – Learning effective helping skills – essential to assist your child through times of high emotion.

Session 4&5 –  Focus’s on the use of language and how it can positively impact the outcomes you desire from your children. How to effectively confront your child whilst maintaining the relationship.

Session 6&7 – Understanding conflict and how to resolve it so that everyone wins. Take a closer look at values and dealing with individual differences.

Session 8 In depth overview of program and final Q&A

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Q: Are the classes run privately or in groups?
A: I consult privately to parents who are looking for a tailored approach to the PET program.
I found when running group classes my time was diluted between parents who had children ranging in age from 2-16yrs and it wasn’t serving the group as I would have liked.
This approach ensures I am able to focus specifically on your needs as a family and structure the examples I use for the age your children are now and into the future.
Q: Where are the classes run?
A: The program is offered face to face from Allambie Heights during school hours or via Zoom/Skype on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Offering the program on-line means you are able to pop the kids to bed and enjoy a private consultation with me in the comfort of your own home.
Q: What is the duration of each class?
A: The sessions typically run anywhere from 1.5-2hrs in duration. Due to my background as a Pediatric RN and an NLP coach, I tend to add some extra pieces of content into the program that are super beneficial.
Q: How many sessions are included in the program?
A: Due to the nature of the private sessions and focused attention, the program is shortened in length to 7 sessions rather than 8. Depending on your preference the sessions run weekly. Some parents choose to do 2x sessions/week (face to face only), others prefer to have time to practice the new techniques and often leave 2 weeks in between some sessions. You are most welcome to have a chat with me to decide what best suits you.
Q: What is the cost of the program?
A: Each session is $125 Payable prior to each session. This includes the text book and manual.
Q: Can I have something a bit more tailored?
A: For some parents, privately consulting with me rather than doing the structured PET program suits them better. I tailor the sessions for the direct outcomes you are wanting and together we would set goals for the session and make sure they are met. This can be done via Zoom/Skype. These sessions run for 1.5 hours and can be done after business hours. Due to the bespoke nature of these sessions they are charged at a higher rate of $165/session.

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Words of Gratitude

“Deeply transformational for me and my family”

I have had the pleasure of working with the Karina Meacham, of the Family Nest in a one on one coaching capacity as well as attending one of her PET courses. Both mediums have provided me with a tool box of really practical and effective ways to manage the demands and challenges of family life, especially with young children.

She has also helped me understand that I am in the driver’s seat of my own life and that has proven to be a very empowering journey. The relationship that I have with my husband, children and self have all blossomed and become more focused and enriched because of the awareness that I have gained from Karina’s coaching sessions.

She uses a no nonsense approach to identifying the challenge, and then strips it right back and helps to re program your thinking regarding that road block. I cannot recommend her services enough, they have been deeply transformational for me and my family. Her coaching style has been the vehicle for me to be able to strive to live my best life.Sarah Scott-Walker

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