The Essential 5:

Top Relationship Tips Every Parent Needs

A short, online course for soon-to-be parents or those navigating the inevitable shifts in a relationship that come with new babies and young children. Learn how to safeguard and strengthen your relationship through an attachment-parenting lens.
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Crystal Hardstaff

The Gentle Counsellor



Jacquie Ward

The Brave Space



"The coaching calls were highly informative, insightful and interactive. A good balance of professional and personal, safety and vulnerability which allowed us not only to be inspired and informed, but feel connected as we listened to real life journeys on success and struggle. I can't emphasise how helpful this was."

Did you know that parenting is often cited as one of THE most testing challenges for any relationship? Even the most attuned, loving partners can fall prey to the demands that raising young children bring. If you are struggling to find yourself on the same parenting page as your partner, to prioritise your own needs alongside your baby’s OR are wanting to strengthen your relationship without sacrificing your parenting goals, this is the short course for you & your partner.


We deliver five modules that cover everything from what you need to discuss prior to bub’s arrival (it’s not too late if they’re here already!), how to navigate the practical side of parenting in collaboration with your partner, what to do when things get tough and how to stay connected in your relationship.


  • What I wish I knew before baby
  • Preconceived notions and ideas on parenting
  • Morals and values


  • The science of connection
  • Gentle-Attachment parenting
  • What the research says
  • Neuroscience
  • Empathy


  • What to do when things get tough
  • Why you get triggered
  • Communication
  • Practical strategies


  • Postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Signs and symptoms
  • How to address the problem
  • How to ask for support


  • How to stay connected in your relationship
  • Intimacy
  • Love languages
  • Dates


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June 2021 Dates:

  • 2nd June 8pm-9pm AEST
  • 9th June 8pm-9pm AEST
  • 16th June 8pm-9pm AEST
  • 23rd June 8pm-9pm AEST
  • 30th June 8pm-9pm AEST

Join Live (recommended) or access the Replays.

Join now. Starts June 2021

One time payment of $180 per couple.

What's included:

  • 5 Masterclasses
  • 5 Workbooks to complement the lessons
  • 5 Live Coaching Check-ins
  • Private access to the support community

Payment Plan Option

Weekly Payment Plan of $36 for 5 weeks (Total $180)