Sam Cuming, from Here With You Parenting, offers parenting support online.
Sam has a background as a psychologist and has been supporting parents with connection-based parenting for 8 years.
She can help us with:
🥰 Listening to our child's feelings
🥰 Using child-led play to strengthen connections and to reconnect after challenging situations
🥰 Being more present in our connections with our children and other important people in our life
Here With You Parenting is an approach to parenting that can help children to feel calmer, more content, confident and cooperative. It focuses on the sense of connection that children experience with their parents, and is supported by research in the fields of child development, attachment and interpersonal neurobiology.
Sam has been certified as an Aware Parenting Instructor, and has completed the Professionals Intensive with Hand in Hand Parenting. She has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University in Sydney, and has worked as a psychologist in private practice, as well as at an internationally renowned anxiety clinic. She is also a skilled researcher, thinker, and writer, and loves exploring deeply and sharing information in a way that makes it accessible. Since becoming a mother herself 10 years ago, she has dived into learning more about diverse topics, many of which are brought together in her current work, including non-violent communication, attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, compassion, play, laughter, neurodiversity, trauma, reparenting, and polyvagal theory.
You can learn more and follow her at
Sam also hosts a course, with Angela Hill from Kinnect, which runs several times per year:
Rewire Through Regulation and Repair is a supportive online 8-week group program based on connection parenting, somatic integration, and polyvagal theory that can help you transform your habitual stress responses to your child(ren) with mind-body based and nervous system aware approaches for self-regulation, which will increase your capacity for co-regulation with your child. You will feel more equipped to re-regulate yourself so that you can learn to repair any ruptures through connection and play, to help build stronger and more enjoyable relationships with your child(ren), where you can experience more delight and pleasure.