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We are still offering Family Coaching online and over the phone to support families during this challenging time. Book a "Family Coaching Session - Online" and we'll be in touch.

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Meet our coaches

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Sheridan Eketone

Sheridan combines her first-hand knowledge of being a parent with the latest evidence-based parenting information to provide parents with practical strategies that will help them build connection with their children, manage big feelings, and create a positive family atmosphere. Sheridan is warm, engaging and supportive and ready to help when parents are feeling they have tried it all. She clocks in with 18 years of parenting experience from raising her own four children and is grateful to her tamariki for teaching her the importance of connection when it comes to raising confident and resilient kids. Sheridan draws on ideas from the Circle of Security – an attachment-based relational concept that has deeply impacted her own parenting – to empower parents to be the best they can be. Sheridan delivers community talks on parenting and consults on parenting topics on New Zealand radio and television. She understands the daily demands of parenting as she raises her own busy family and has loads of patience and practical support to offer.


Jenny Hale

Jenny Hale is our Senior Family Coach and we’ve been lucky enough to have her on the team at Parenting Place for over 21 years now. (She is setting a record.) Once upon a time, Jenny was a teacher and an educator for Parents As First Teachers. Her lifelong passion is working with families and helping them find solutions to the tricky everyday challenges that come hand-in-hand with parenting. Author of the recently released Kind, Firm and Calm: Simple strategies to transform your parenting, Jenny enjoys writing as well as travelling around the country talking in preschools, schools, churches and community organisations. Jenny has been married to Stuart for 43 years and adores being a grandma to their three grandkids. Addicted to buying books for her grandchildren, she’d love to write her own children’s books one day, as well as raise free-range chickens and perhaps even take up horse-riding again.

How much does it cost?


Unavailable at traffic light settings Red and Orange. Book an online video or phone session.

$95 for a 1-hour appointment

Online video / Phone call

Talk to a Family Coach from anywhere in the world.

$95 for a 1-hour appointment

Kind, Firm, Calm - by Jenny Hale

Jenny is also the author of the recently released book Kind, Firm, Calm: Simple strategies to transform your parenting.

We are still offering Family Coaching online and over the phone to support families during this challenging time. $95 per 60-minute session. If you’re unable to pay online, or payment will be a barrier to you accessing this service, email to make your booking.

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Family coaching provides you with the take-home strategies that can help you bring about the positive changes you desire for your whānau.