Helping Parents Reconnect With The Magic Of Raising Kids

Karina Lane, parenting coach & founder of Mum Friday

Karina Lane is a postnatal doula, parenting educator, psychology graduate and parenting coach. She is the founder and CEO of Mum Friday, and creator of gentle parenting programs for overwhelmed and tired parents throughout Australia.

As a mum of four primary school-aged children, Karina is the first to admit that raising children can be tough work.  But among all the chaos, overwhelm and noise of family life, she knows the secrets to raising happy, healthy kids – and weathering all manner of parenting storms along the way.

For Karina, it’s  all about reducing parenting stress and enhancing the magic.

Because that’s what it should be about, don’t you think?

The magic?

Of course, in today’s busy world, it can be hard to stay in touch with the magic.

Parenting life is full of challenges, but when life gets on top, the job you have of raising raising secure, resilient, and happy children can be an overwhelming one.  And if you’ve ever spent a day wrangling emotional meltdowns and non-stop boundary testing, you’ve probably found yourself wondering, ‘Is it meant to be this hard?’

The truth is, parenting is is never going to be an easy ride. But it’s certainly possible to make family life easier and happier.

When it comes to children, Karina believes that there is no bad behaviour, just unmet needs. As your parenting coach, she will help you figure out what’s going on behind your child’s behaviour and get your relationship back on track. Along the way, you’ll rediscover your instincts, boost your confidence and enhance your relationship with your child.

The outcome? A happy, healthy child, harmonious family life and reinstated calm for you!


It’s all about connection

Karina’s experience includes working with inmates in British and Australian prisons, as well as in supervised hostels in the community, facilitating behavioural change groups as well as 1-1 work with offenders. This work provided great insight into the impact of early life experience and parent-infant attachment on child development, and led Karina to become interested in the early parenting field.

After having her own children, Karina retrained in early parenting, understanding the importance of the first relationship a child develops with his caregiver – which lasts a lifetime. Karina is an advocate for helping parents to raise emotionally healthy children, and enhance their special relationship along the way. She is passionate about normalising feelings and  giving children their voice to express their emotions, no matter how old the child.



Gentle, responsive & realistic 😉

When it comes to parenting, Karina believes in gentle, responsive parenting, that respects the needs of the child along with those of the family. She is a registered facilitator of the Circle of Security parenting program that emphasises the emotional needs of babies and children and how parents can best meet them. When it comes to fostering a baby’s emotional development and security, Karina believes in the power of love and physical comfort, which means she’ll never tell parents that they’re spoiling their baby by cuddling them too much.

As a parenting educator, she also facilitates Early Parenting workshops at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and is a trained facilitator of the Tuning Into Kids program.  She comes from a strong background in group facilitation and relishes the chance to connect with other mums and dads to talk ‘parenthood.’ She also facilitates regular ‘Ready Set Parenthood‘ workshops in various private settings throughout Sydney.


A recognised thought-leader

Karina is a regular contributor to various parenting publications, including Essential Baby, Kidspot and Practical Parenting, and is a featured expert on Babyology.

Karina is committed to informing parents of how much easier life can be when we tune out society’s noise and tune into our child and parenting instincts.  She loves to support parents with her passionate yet realistic attitude to raising kids that, while being based on sound research findings, is also cemented by her real-life experience.

Want to interview Karina or discuss speaking opportunities?

Get in touch:

ph 0400 461 205

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