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, Dr Thomas Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Program PET) 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 nobody 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

Program Outline

The series is made up of 8 sessions of 3hrs each. It is 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 skills and why they matter

Session 2 & 3 – Learning effective helping skills and management of self– essential in assisting your child through times of high emotion.

Session 4&5 –   Focusses 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 create peaceful resolution so the outcomes meet the needs of those involved. Take a closer look at values and dealing with individual differences.

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

For more in depth course information visit:

Feel free to contact me to have a chat about how I can best support you on your parenting journey.


Are the classes run privately or in groups?

I facilitate the program to parents who are looking for a tailored approach in person or on-line via Zoom.

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.

If there are a few sets of parents wanting to do the program around the same time and would enjoy a group setting, I am always more than happy to do that too.These group sessions are always interactive and fun and you never leave feeling like you’re going through challenges alone.

Contact Karina to have a chat about your specific needs and preferences.

What is the cost of the program?

The cost of doing the program as a group (No more than 6 people) is $75/session $600 in total. A $150 deposit is required to secure your place, textbook and manual. Payment plan options available.

Program facilitated privately is $135/session – $1,080 in total. A $150 deposit is required to secure your place, textbook and manual. Payment plan options available.

Can I have something a bit more tailored?

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. Together we set the agenda for the session and make sure each item is ticked off by the end. These sessions run for 1.5 hours and can be done after business hours depending on availability. Due to the bespoke nature of these sessions they are charged at a higher rate of $180/on-line session or $200/in person session. Find out more about these sessions HERE.

Hear from parents who have completed the program

Words of Gratitude

“Working through the P.E.T course with Karina is the best investment we have made in our family’s mental and emotional health”

We were in a low place when we began working with Karina. Our life was dominated by our five year old son’s behaviour issues, which were
unmanageable both at home and at school. Our relationship with our older daughter was also suffering, as was our marriage. We felt almost

My mum had done PET when we were kids and recommended it as the only parenting course’ that had worked for her. She scouted around online
for a PET facilitator and found Karina. From the minute I met Karina (via a Skype session) I felt hope. In her warm, non-judgemental way, she
assured me that our situation was not unusual and that healing our family was possible. While I’d read the PET book before, it was Karina’s unique slant to the course that made the difference for me. Her
practical approach also appealed to my husband, who finally agreed to attend sessions with me. We began implementing the PET principles together and the effect was nothing short of miraculous. Within the first week, our son’s defiant behaviour had significantly lessoned (his teacher even commented on his improvement). After a couple of months he became helpful, loving and co- operative and his issues at school dissolved. Both our marriage and relationship with our daughter improved out of sight and we began to realise that we’d moved from surviving to actually enjoying our lives. Doing this course under Karina’s guidance
taught us skills that we use every single day, but more importantly, it changed our mindset around parenting and communication to one that allows us to experience so much more joy as a family.

When I think back to the chaos we were living in only nine months ago when our son was on the road to being diagnosed with ADD and ODD and our marriage was struggling, I am amazed at how far we’ve come. We’re not perfect and still have our issues but I now feel confident that we possess the skills and mindset to tackle all challenges that arise. Throughout this process, Karina has not only been our teacher, she has
become our cheerleader – celebrating every single tiny success and supporting us with new issues that arise. This is incredibly important work and Karina brings to it deep understanding, experience and empathy. Working through the P.E.T course with Karina is the best investment we have made in our family’s mental and emotional health, and the effects have been far-reaching. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Geordie Bull

Mother of 2, Sydney, Australia

“There were many “light bulb” moments of realisation.”

I have had the good fortune to work with Karina both with my husband and on my own over the past couple of years.  The two things that come to mind about Karina are her energy and her authenticity.  She is always positive, supportive and willing to help work through something until you not only understand it, but have put it into action and seen how it works for you.  Whether it’s a comfortable fit or you need to try something a little different.  She helped us reframe many of our patterns into ideas which could be changed and there were many “light bulb” moments of realisation that things could really be done differently.  

Karina’s bubbly personality and down-to-earth sense of humour really helped me (and my husband) click with her and I really looked forward to each session.  There’s a real sense of her investment in your development – she’s truly cheering for you along the way.  I also really value her practicality and understanding that the best plans or goals are those you can actually make space for in the life you have now, in order to create the life you want.  I have recommended her to many friends, colleagues and fellow parents and will continue to do so.

Tanya Mere

Mother of 2, Melbourne, Australia

“After the first week we felt more equipped and supported to deal with the emotional chaos at home”

We first met Karina, our family was experiencing increasing conflict and drama. We were all miserable with the energy in the house and decided we needed some support.  We have three daughters, who at the time were around 9, 11, 13 years old and we knew things were going to get harder not easier, so we reached out for some support and we are so glad we did.

Karina guided us through the Parent Effectiveness Training Program for 8 weeks and even after the first week we felt more equipped and supported to deal with the emotional chaos at home. She helped us unite as parents and gave us tools to manage the different personalities in our family. The course was easy to follow, practical and invaluable. We continue to use the tools Karina gave us on a daily basis. 

A couple of years down the track and we can honestly say the benefits have been wonderful. With Karina’s help, our girls have become more independent and capable which in turn has increased their self-esteem and helped us all to live more harmoniously (as much as you can with 3 teenage daughters!).

We want to thank Karina for her down to earth approach, warm and open manner, and genuine care and interest in improving our family life.

We highly recommend spending time with Karina to resolve family and personal issues you may have – she is a joy to know.

Kathleen (& Brian) Fairweather

Parents of 3 Daughters, Sydney, Australia

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