My professional work spans the globe, reaching readers on six continents. My writing has appeared in The Natural Parent Magazine, Mother.ly, Kids in the House, Her View from Home, Scary Mommy, Pregnancy Magazine, Green Child Magazine, Thought Catalog, and Macaroni Kid, among others.
In addition to being an avid reader and researcher of the work in my field, here's a summary of my professional training and experience:
Success looks different to each individual. Each child has their own path. Society will always pressure you to teach in a certain way. At the same time, you don’t need to keep using strategies that aren’t serving you or your relationships with your children. You crave deeper, more meaningful, and more authentically strong connections with them. You want to raise kids who you genuinely want to be around, and who want to be around you. Naturally. Joyfully. Peacefully.
With a connection-based approach to parenting, you can be yourself, just as you are -- and with some new ways to approach parenting that are proven by research to be highly effective. You’ll discover ways to lead from the heart, creating clear yet loving boundaries that your children will naturally want to work within (it really is possible). You’ll learn actionable, practical tips that you can start doing right away. A greater sense of peace is right around the corner.
"Sarah's courses are spot on. They're insightful, specific, and practical. Her knowledge of positive parenting and brain science come through clearly, and her down-to-earth approach is refreshing. She’s an engaging speaker and easy to listen to. I highly recommend her classes and her website."
Bestselling author of the No-Cry Solution parenting book series
""Dandelion Seeds’ class on Holding Space for Kids’ Big Feelings gave me a tool I was able to use the next day for both my littles (and it helped!:) as well as insight into some internal work I can do to benefit myself and kiddos in those big feelings situations. Thanks DS!:)""
"Sarah is genuine and warm in her teaching style and she has such a beautiful way of explaining critically important and highly valuable parenting topics. She has a wonderfully natural approach in her presentation of topics - one that immediately puts parents at ease. The practical examples that Sarah uses are so beneficial and make the concepts easy to apply.""
Experienced teacher, educational psychologist, public speaker
"I just watched Getting Kids Attention When They’re Just Not Listening. Really insightful..."
27-minute mini-course. In this session, I address why issues related to sharing, whining/"attitude" and tantrums can be so triggering for parents and caregivers, and how we can support children through these tricky moments.
Note that this video was originally recorded for a Christian gentle parenting summit, so there are Biblical references in it. The science and approaches apply regardless of faith and/or belief system.View the course
Parenting stress is real, especially during times of higher than usual anxiety in our homes, our communities, or around the world. Here's what may be happening along with how to help recover and repair with our children. 13-minute video.View the course
Sometimes when we're new to peaceful parenting, our children's behavior can TEMPORARILY seem to get worse! Why is this? First, know that it can be completely normal. YES, you may need new tools for setting and enforcing boundaries, but more may be going on, as well. In this 16-minute course, I cover what's often happening for kids who act out more when we make this change (and yes, you should stay the course). #gentleparenting #positiveparenting #peacefuldiscipline #mindfulparenting #consicousparenting #childdevelopment #brainscience #childbehavior #parentingvideos #parentcoach #parentcoaching #behaviorproblems #peacefulparentingView the course
In this 20-minute mini-course, I discuss a new way to manage our time better, which can result in more connection and more joy. *Also for Dads and other caregivers.View the course
In this 44-minute course, I cover three essentials of positive parenting for all ages -- including specific and actionable tools you can start using right away. When used correctly, these tips can substantially decrease the stress and increase the JOY in your family.View the course
In this 11-minute session, I cover why children 5 and above tend to lie, and peaceful approaches to handling it effectively.View the course
In this 19-minute session, I cover several strategies to help you, the adult, keep your calm -- or get it quickly if you're already feeling like you need a break (right this second).View the course
12-minute course that addresses the basics of how to tell your kids about divorce. Note that this course does not address they "why" that children inevitably ask; that will differ for every family. As a general rule, though, the younger the child, the less they need to know. For many children of all ages, a version of "We're making this choice because it's best for the mental health of our family" may suffice. Please seek out professional support if appropriate, and especially if you or your child are struggling.View the course