Laura Newman MSc



My passion is working with families and schools to improve the conditions for raising our children, to nourish their relationships with us, to make it easier to parent & teach them, to smooth out some of their challenges at home & at school.

I GRADUATED in the UK with the following degrees:
1) BSc in Biology
2) BSc in Speech Pathology & Therapy
3) MSc in Human Communications.

My background is in Speech Therapy. Five years after my daughter was born I started re-training in Parenting and this led naturally to supporting other parents in my community. I have now amalgamated my therapeutic background, experience as a parent and parent training into my eclectic approach with parents and children. 

My greatest teacher as a parent is my daughter.  My work and parenting style are inspired by Dr Gordon Neufeld, Dr Gabor Mate, Patty Wipfler, Daniel Goleman, Daniel Siegel, Alfie Kohn, to name a few. It is a more comprehensive and natural perspective when we make sense of children from the inside out, by exploring their behaviour within their relationships.

I am a scientist, a therapist and an optimistic. I believe that all children have the ability to develop to their true potential given the right conditions.


Connected Child Blog

When a Parent is Born

WHEN YOUR CHILD IS BORN, AND FROM WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT, SOMETHING CHANGES INSIDE YOU You cross a threshold and you enter a new world…the world of the parent. You go through a right of passage with the birth of your child. There’s no going back, there is only forward...

Taking Yourself Less Seriously

Becoming a parent is a very personal process. It can be painful at times and you sometimes wonder why you do it. But the rewards you receive from your children hit that sweet spot in you and bring you joy that permeates through every cell of your body. Engaging in the...