Learn how emotional coaching can boost your child’s confidence and cooperation.

"..The coaching process is easy. If you miss things you can catch up and Stephanie is so easy to open up to; it’s like speaking to your best friend that you’ve known for years..."

 
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Taking parents from confused or disheartened to confident and invigorated!

Time after time I hear from parents experiencing a complete loss when their children are overtly defiant, running away from them or just plain drama queens!! These challenges can lead to big, overflowing emotions for everyone involved. Maybe you have seen some of these behaviours as well. Have you noticed your little one digging in their heels every time you say, “Not today.”? Or maybe you have had a shoe (or two) thrown in your direction as soon as you gently remind them that you’re running late and the school day actually started three hours ago…

Big, loud behaviour can send a shiver straight up our spine and lead to a big explosion in our brains, “OH YES YOU WILL!” comes screaming from our lips before we know it and just like that we have turned into a yelling parent. The parent we promised ourselves we would never be.

Let me let you in on a little secret. Those defiant behaviours that can drive us up the wall get a bad reputation but the truth is those behaviours are entirely natural and necessary in your young child’s development.

Yep, you read that right. Your child is not broken… and neither are you. It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re dropping the ball but the truth is: you haven’t. All that is needed is a little bit of emotional coaching. Rather than thinking about all the behaviour we desperately wish would go away and never return, I will teach you what behaviour to add into the mix and create the perfect recipe for your little one’s calmer, happier demeanor.

But, it all begins with acceptance. Accepting who your child is, accepting who you are as their parent and, finally, accepting that these big, bubbly emotional behaviours are normal and necessary.

I’ve been working with children and families for over fifteen years across various facets of childhood development. I created Simply Kids in response to the biggest challenge I believe families face when it comes to early childhood behaviour. That challenge is our own tendency to take behaviour personally. We define and translate behaviour faster than we can control and this leads to reactions instead of responses. Put simply, we carry around a lot of regret for how we react to behaviour but we feel stuck in a cycle because the way out seems impossible.

I like to compare behaviour to learning a new language. At the beginning when we don't know a lot of words it can seem daunting but over time and practice it becomes easier until finally we are fluent and confident. Speaking the language of behaviour may seem daunting and frequent mistranslations can lead to disconnection and overwhelm. With guidance and practice anyone can learn to understand the communication behind behaviour and create a happier, calmer parenting experience.

 
 
 

Group coaching for modern, mindful parents!

In my eight week program, Becoming Your Child’s Emotional Coach, my mission is to support you through your journey of raising confident, heart centred humans. Using a holistic approach to behaviour and emotional development, I promise to deliver evidence based, sensible solutions for the busy, modern family. I’m here to empower you to navigate your children through life’s challenges calmly and mindfully.


 
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I hope you will join me! The next round of Becoming Your Child’s Emotional Coach kicks off April 4th. Book your spot now and SAVE $100 AUD with our Early Bird Special!

 
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How it all works!

Your purchase will grant you lifetime access to my teaching content plus live, weekly coaching calls for eight weeks. Each round of the program we deep dive into positive, evidence based behaviour solutions so simple anyone can see amazing changes in behaviour immediately.

  • Connect with like minded parents and carers sharing their own struggles and stories.

  • Break down why challenging behaviours kick in and what is happening behind the scenes allowing you to support your child calmly and mindfully.

  • Learn incredible, evidence-based strategies in order to create new positive parenting habits.

  • Practice habit making by incorporating obvious, easy and satisfying tactics into your responses.

  • Bring it all together and put sensible, simple techniques into action through emotionally coaching your child through a challenge.

Are you ready to make some changes in your home? Book your spot now and access the member’s learning area where you can study at your own pace until our community doors open on April 4th.

Bonus E-book Calm, Happy Families: An Introduction to CBT for Families

Live Coaching Modules Include:

CALM, HAPPY KIDS module

Understanding your little one’s behaviour and emotional development

REASONING WITH THE UNREASONABLE module

Teaching youngsters early steps in reasoning

FROM AGGRESSION TO AFFECTION module

How to guide your child or student through aggressive behaviours

HOW TO TALK SO CHILDREN LISTEN module

How to be an effective coach with your child(ren)

RAISING RESILIENCE module

Defining your child’s need for risk and independence while supporting their growth mindset

REPLACING PUNISHMENT module

Why most punishment doesn’t work and what to do instead

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The Experience

By joining our membership coaching program you will receive an abundance of expert behaviour support each month. Our private member’s area provides online learning at your own pace through videos, downloads and family time printables. Live coaching calls are uploaded each week from our private Facebook group which we encourage you to join upon becoming a member. Meet like minded members on a similar journey to happier, calmer parenting. We are always expanding the experience for our members with live classes, expert interviews and monthly updates. See you on the inside!

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 Still not sure if this is right for you?

Watch my FREE, three part mini series and learn the importance of becoming your child or student’s emotional coach in under fifteen minutes.

 What Families are Saying

Stephanie has an incredible ability to deliver such powerful information in a way that is simple to understand and doesn’t leave you feeling overwhelmed. She has so much insight and shares it with such a passion. Thank you Stephanie!
— Jess Kaucz
Your explanation of the background behind those puzzling toddler behaviour make so much sense and so easy to remember that it helps me to keep my calm in the challenging situations.
— Hoa Nguyen
Stephanie Wicker is amazing!!!! Her passion and knowledge radiate as she shares such valuable information on how best to help children overcome difficulties in regards to their behavior.
— Bree Hansen
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Meet Stephanie

Simply Kids was created by behaviour specialist, Stephanie Wicker, as an avenue of support for parents, families and early childhood educators.  Our mission is to provide families with simple, sensible solutions to the challenges which may be interrupting their connection with their children, through home visits, parent coaching and practical online resources.

Challenging childhood behaviours like disobedience, defiance and aggression can trigger an emotional reaction in us as adults. When a person feels like they’re under attack, it leads to a defensive mindset which places a wedge between the adult and the child.

Our goal is to simplify why children do what they do and remove the wedge in the parent/child relationship during difficult behaviours. Learn more.