Families

Families are important - it's up to you how it looks! You CAN have an Intimate Relationship & be a Loving Parent; you can have BOTH! 

Let's reduce the divorce/separation rate of 1-out-of-2 for families & re-divorce/re-separation statistic of 2-out-of-3 for stepfamilies & get this right so you and your children can have a loving, supportive, secure & stable family!

Want to find out how?

Contact me below for a FREE 30-minute 

Discovery Session!

Families Program

Are you going through a divorce or separation and you're concerned about the impact this is having on your relationship with your children?


Maybe you are tired of the mundane way of life, living day-to-day, working and bringing up children and this has got in the way of your intimate relationship and you want to find ways to put that 'spark' back into your relationship? 


Regardless of your relationship status: married, divorced, widowed, separated, or in a step-parent situation, parenting is a challenging, complex, yet rewarding task that is forever evolving as children develop and grow; their needs are constantly changing.


On top of all this, there is more pressure on families today, than ever before, because of rapid social change (parents separating and step-parent families are becoming the norm.)


So what happens, parents can feel overwhelmed and struggle to meet the demands of parenting and their intimate relationship also takes a hit!


Are you a step-parent and struggling emotionally and practically with your partner's children?

A step-parent role is NOT easy!

Particularly if you're a female. Women are 'expected' to be 'nurturing' and 'motherly' and this put high expectations on women, even if they don't feel love for their partner's children.


There is also this stereotype, 'wicked step-mother,' which women may feel the need to avoid at ALL costs, including to themselves! Then the resentment of step-children creeps in and this has a negative impact on the intimate relationship.


I have devised a 6-week Families Program that will support you and your partner to manage boundaries, different parenting techniques, establish rituals and routines etc. for your children, whether they are your biological children or step-children.


I will support you to work through your areas of stress and difficulties, without judgment, and help you to devise a plan so you and your family can have a more intimate, rewarding, and loving relationship as you move forward.


As your relationship coach, I will provide you the opportunity to clarify your goals and values, explore and identify new approaches to parenting, prioritize your intimate relationship, and devise a plan with specific and clear steps and strategies so you can reach your goals.

I will support you to...

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Parenting

Adjust to parenting & the impact children have on your intimate relationship, whether the children are your biological children or step-children.

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Children

Support your children & Teens to explore, talk about their worries and concerns and adjust to stepfamily living & define roles & boundaries.

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Stepfamily

Work through the difficult dynamics of stepfamily living and ex partners.

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Increase intimacy with your partner whilst being a loving parent! Families are what it's all about.

Services

  • Increase intimacy & romance. 
  • Discover different parenting skills.
  • Effectively master teenage years. 
  • Define roles.
  • Establish boundaries..
  • Resolve conflict & improve communication. 
  • Teens & children to manage emotions in a healthy way.
  • Plan & adjust to differing family dynamics.
  • Successfully navigate step-family living!
  • Develop family rituals.
  • Provide resources & information.

...and much, much more!

What Makes a Stepfamily Unique?

  • Related by marriage or living together.
  • Formed from loss.
  • Unrealistic high expectations to succeed.
  • You don't instantly love your step-children.
  • The position and role of each family member is not known.
  • The child generally has no legal ties with their step-parent.
  • Both adults MUST come together and support one another to create boundaries and family rules.
  • Children can become 'pawns' in adult issues and maybe asked to take sides.
  • Biological parents live in different houses.
  • Children may live between two different houses - biological parents.
  • Internal conflict for adults between blood ties (their children) and connection with their partner.
  • Adults can have unrealistic expectations of healing grief and loss of previous family, for themselves and their children.
  • There is little or no time to develop relationships because a stepfamily becomes an 'instant' family.
  • The family may not history and joint family rituals - how do you celebrate Christmas?
  • Can be power struggles, particularly if you've moved into your partner's home.
  • Female partner may want a child in the new relationship and this will change the dynamics for the children.
  • Different parenting styles between the adults.
  • Most professionals lack the knowledge on how to support the unique differences of stepfamily living. 

Stepfamily living can be very complex to navigate & this can really impact on your intimate relationship!

50%

Over 50% of U.S. families are remarried or re-coupled, & live in a stepfamily.

67%

67% of stepfamily relationships end up separating!

75%

75% of stepfamilies complain there are not enough resources to support them.

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Sharon will support you to turn unique differences between two merging histories into opportunities for growth, creating a new identity and solutions to problems.

Families

Regardless of your relationship status, parenting is a challenging, complex, yet rewarding task that is forever evolving as children develop & grow; their needs are constantly changing. Want to put the 'spark' back into your relationship and increase intimacy whilst juggling parenting & day-to-day living? Want to discover new ways to parent, whilst increasing fun & romance in your life & relationship. Maybe you're a new parent and learning to adjust to wee one in the house. Well, you can move from survive to 'Thrive' - contact me to find out how!

Stepfamily

Struggling to adjust to your partner's children? Finding stepfamily living stressful? The following is provided in coaching to support you & your family, which will drastically reduce the risk of re-divorce/re-separation:  

Celebrate progress, achievements & differences. Make conscious decision to commit. Set clear boundaries & routines. Create joint rituals. Establish roles. Promote respect. Trust the process & different stages of growth. Seek outside support & resources. 

Children & Teens

With over 19 years' experience working with children, young people & families, I have a large box of tools to support children & teenagers to explore & talk about their worries and concerns. Coaching is not counselling or therapy. Children & Teens will discover how to adjust to changing household dynamics, which can include parents separating & establishing new relationships. Children as young as 5 and Teens will discover how to set goals & manage emotions in a healthy way. Relationships within your family will go from strength to strength.

Who Am I?


Hi, I'm Sharon Craig, a former social worker and now practice as a qualified Professional Relationship Coach with over 20 years' experience working with children, young people and families. I love supporting people to develop skills so they can create authentic, intimate, and loving relationships!

Sharon Craig

What others are saying... 

Jess

U.K.

"You have helped me to see the value in my relationship and improve my communication with my partner."


"Thank you so much Sharon for the time you have spent coaching me – I have found our sessions to be Moderately invaluable in assisting me to identify where my priorities lie and my true feelings about certain aspects of my life. I have gained from our sessions an awareness of my fear of commitment and decision-making, which was impacting my life in such a big way, and a better perspective on what I truly value.

I now feel empowered with confidence to face my fears, make some plans and move forward with my life! You have helped me to see the value in my relationship and improve my communication with my partner – our relationship couldn’t be better now and I can’t thank you enough. Your friendship, humour and non-judgemental approach to every session put me at ease, especially when discussing difficult topics, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you. I will be highly recommending you!”

Tracy

New Zealand

"Sharon has helped me to uncover different ways to connect with my husband to get the most out of our relationship."


"Sharon has helped me to uncover different ways to connect with my husband to get the most out of our relationship. Her guidance and support has kept me on track to focus on the important things in life, and to achieve a more rewarding family/life balance.”

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Ania Osiecka

Poland

"Our coaching always moved me forward."


"Sharon is one of the best relationship expert that i've ever met, with huge knowledge and open heart. Our coaching always moved me forward to my goals and each skype call left me with the feeling that i just had one of the most important conversation. Thank you for all your support. Ania."

Gary

New Zealand

"Sharon's coaching has greatly helped me clarify my thinking and actions across a range of situations, and develop my own solutions."


"As a mature, full-time student, with an involvement in establishing a small business, Sharon’s coaching has greatly helped me clarify my thinking and actions across a range of situations, and develop my own solutions. Sharon’s natural energy and enthusiasm, together with her strong belief in the benefits of coaching, provides her with a solid platform for helping people who are facing a range of personal and workplace situations.

Sharon’s coaching style is supportive and direct. Her extensive life and work experience informs her coaching practice in a very practical manner. I have found Sharon’s coaching sessions to be both grounded in reality and yet at the same time providing positive encouragement and support to move me into areas I might not otherwise have been happy to tackle.”

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Ann Munroe

Canada

"Sharon doesn't just coach...she understands what is going on with your soul."


"I came to Sharon with a block that I thought I had overcome. I consider myself a tough and evolved woman, spiritually and business wise, but when a highly volatile situation came up for me, I started to have panic attacks about an overdue decision I needed to make. Sharon asked questions and got to the heart of what was blocking me from moving forward; I found my truth and clarity.

I was really confused about what my truth was and Sharon helped me to figure myself out and why I wanted to pass out every time I had to make this very hard decision. Since working with Sharon on my blocks that were preventing me from enjoying life, and taking steps that were needed, I now have a lightness and clarity about my decisions and my previous long-term relationship, which was causing me guilt, is finally ‘a thing of the past’.

Sharon doesn’t just coach…she understands what is going on with your soul. Not many relationship coaches have this instinct. Sharon is the best and I feel I have also made a life-long friend who GENUINELY cares. To have Sharon come into your life is a special experience.”

Owner of Manifest Marketing & mother of 2 young sons

Tara

New Zealand

"...encouraged my self discovery and empowered me to make the changes necessary to positively impact my life."


"Coaching with Sharon felt easy and natural. Her positive manner, combined with her genuine and grounded approach, was reassuring and allowed me to share and reflect with ease. Sharon’s coaching style provided me with the needed balance between challenge and support. This encouraged my self discovery and empowered me to make the changes necessary to positively impact my life.”


Discover NEW Ways to Increase & Maintain Intimacy in Your Relationship Whilst being a Loving Parent! 


Has that 'spark' gone out of your relationship and not sure how to get it back?

Has children put a wedge between you and your partner?

Is day-to-day living consuming you?

Do you feel you have no time left for 'Romance?'

Maybe you're considering separating or have recently separated & concerned about you & your children?

Whatever your current family situation, I have over 20 years' experience & can support you & your family to move through this period in your lives! 

Contact me today for a FREE 30-minute Discovery Session so you can decide if coaching is for you!​

Are you ready to book your FREE 30-minute Discovery Session?

In the Discovery Session you will...

Discover how you & your family will benefit from relationship coaching and whether or not we are a good fit to work together. 

Why Free you might ask and what's the catch?

There is NO catch! 

I provide a FREE session because it is REALLY important to me that we are a good fit and you have the best experience possible when you work with a coach to support you to achieve what you want in your relationships.

Your experience of coaching can determine the outcome of your relationships and I take that very seriously!

Coaching people, like yourself, in relationships is an honour and a privilege. 

I look forward to connecting with you!

Contact me today for your FREE 30-minute Discovery Session so you can decide if coaching is for you!

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Money Back Guarantee

If, for whatever reason, after 3 sessions you are not 100% satisfied and happy with your coaching sessions, and you do not get any useful insights on love and your situation relationship situation, whether you're single or in a relationship, I'll refund ALL of your money.
Just email [email protected] and tell me.
I will refund your money, no questions asked!

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