Happy Parenting

Stay calm, avoid parental stress, depression and anxiety and be the happy parent you always wanted to be…

Happy Parenting Products

    • Be the Change Program (Self-paced)

      Learn how to understand the thinking behind stress, depression and anxiety, and how you can change with this 4 week self-paced program including videos and homework.

    • Happy Mum Program (Self-paced)

      I threw a loaf of bread across the room and slammed a nearby bread knife on the kitchen bench so hard that it bounced off the bench and narrowly missed my son's head. I screamed, "I HATE MY LIFE" and ran out of the kitchen into my bedroom crying uncontrollably...all with my 6 month old sitting on my hip. For months my life had become a repetitive cycle of getting angry, losing the plot, feeling guilty and then hating myself for behaving this way. I would lie in bed at night, miserable, depressed, surrounded by family, but feeling completely alone...

    • Individual Books and Book Packages

      International five-time author and counsellor Jackie Hall brings you her 5 best selling books - The Happy Mum Handbook, The 28 Day Tame your Temper Parenting Challenge, What's in it for me (relationships), A Parent's Guide to Balance and getting more YOU time and A Parent's Guide to Finding your Lost identity

Happy Parenting Conversations with Jackie Hall

    • Are you okay? I wasn’t. I was struggling!

      It was 'the knife incident'. The day I got so angry I slammed a knife on the bench so hard that it almost hit my (then) two year old. Then I proceeded to run to my room screaming how much I hated my life, all with my (then) 6 month old on my hip.</strong> Was I okay? No I wasn't. But would anyone else but my husband, have known that? Absolutely not! Why? Because I was meant to be that perfect mum. I was meant to love being at home with my children, wasn't I?

    • No Time Out? Then This Post Is For You.

      Time becomes a luxury when you are a parent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy time for yourself. But here’s the problem…. You know how I always say that what you put your attention on expands in that direction? Well, if you keep looking at your life with an “I don’t have time” mindset, you'll keeping finding evidence of how you are lacking in time!

Articles on Happy Parenting

    • Dear Society…..I’m done with your rules

      Parenting is full of ups and downs, just like anything in life, so there are going to be days when I look like death warmed up, am cranky, tired, feel flabby and pretty much feel like I have nothing to smile about and also times where I don’t particularly feel like being a mum at all.

    • How to be a happy parent

      Controlling your child's behaviour seems to be a common approach to prevent parental stress - How to get your child to sleep, how to avoid tantrums, handling attitude, getting your child to co-operate and do as you say.