Positive Parent Community

Strengthening Families Living Internationally

We're bringing together international parents who want to build positivity and wellbeing in their families while connecting with like-minded parents around the world.

Does This Sound Familiar?

You're overwhelmed, trying to help your kids manage all the academic and social pressures they're facing every day.

You're struggling to connect with your kids, often feeling distant or angry and like you keep saying the wrong things.

You feel alone and worn out from trying to cope with everything without trusted friends or family nearby.

There is Another Way.

Imagine If Instead, You Could...

Have confidence that you're making well-informed parenting choices that build your kids' capabilities and wellbeing every day.

Communicate calmly and positively with your family, working through decisions, routines, & disagreements with mutual respect.

Be energised by a positive global support network of international parents who share similar challenges, priorities, and experiences.

Well, we've got some good news for you...

You’re just seconds away from all the resources, coaching, and community support you need to help you be a calm, confident, and positive parent.

Welcome to...

The Positive Parent Community

An online membership for international parents who want to help their entire family thrive. 

What Parents Say About Our Approach

Nia

Digital Marketing & Communications Strategist

American married to Dutch with one child born in New York,

living in Holland

"I really enjoyed my positive parenting coaching session with Kristin and would highly recommend working with her. We spoke during the middle of the lockdown when I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out and wanted to learn how I could be a better mother in order to support my son during virtual schooling. Kristin gave me the tools to power through the lockdown with a more positive outlook and help my son enjoy virtual schooling and develop his strengths during the lockdown."

Suzanne

PTO President
International School

American married to

Norwegian with two kids,

living in Holland

“I love these ideas; they gave me energy and focus. What was most remarkable about Kristin was her warmth, her humour, and her knowledge. She created a safe space for us to share some very personal information and to feel comfortable in the setting. 

 

Kristin is passionate about sharing these remarkable concepts and has been guiding our community to look inwards and think about where we are putting our energies and how it will help us, and our children move forward.”

Eszter

Furniture

Designer

Hungarian married to Canadian (Greek/French) with three kids born in Austria, living in Holland

"I have found the strength switch in myself and experienced how much lighter and brighter communication and life is with the switch on. 

 

Although I still experience power shortages and short circuits, I am keeping my hands on the switch from now on.

 

Thank you Kristin."

Join Us Inside the Positive Parent Community!

Community Membership

EXPLORER

USD

$9.99

per month

Community Sharing & Support

Weekly Discussion Topics

Positive Parenting Resource Bank

...and more!

Coaching Membership

TRAVELLER

USD

$29.99

per month

Community Membership + Coaching...

Weekly Intention-Setting & Check-ins

Drop-in Zoom Coaching Circles

Access to Coach Q&A Board

When you join the Positive Parent Community, here's what you'll get...

A research-backed system for intentionally building positivity and wellbeing in every family member (including yourself!)

Weekly micro-learning posts with community discussion threads to help you proactively develop self-care & positive parenting practices

Direct access to certified coaches and counselors who will answer your specific questions and cheer you along your parent journey*

Our 20-page workbook: The Positive Parent's Guide to Family Wellbeing, with self-assessments to help you decide where to focus first

Evidence-based mini video trainings twice monthly on topics chosen by members, so you can get reliable, real-time, professional guidance

Weekly drop-in Zoom coaching circles to help you talk through & find solutions for your biggest self-care and parenting challenges*

A positive and supportive moderated community of like-minded parents where you can be yourself, get real support, & renew your energy

A curated resource bank of positive parenting articles and guest expert interviews so you can learn what you need, when you need it

Special offers on our public programs: Positive Parenting Book Clubs, 5-Day Coaching Challenges, Parenting Lifesaver Workshops, & more

*Starred items are included in the Traveller Level Coaching Membership

Meet Our Parent Coaches​

Megan Ross

MSFL

Director of the

Positive Parents Program

 

I'm a certified counselor and family life educator, and I've been involved in student and family programming within the Hong Kong International School community for over 10 years. 

 

I live in Hong Kong with my husband and two young children.

Kristin Lowe

MAOP, ACC, CPPC

Founder of Solros

Development Group

 

​I'm a former international school teacher now working as an organisational psychologist, certified positive psychology coach, and strengths-based parenting educator. 

 

My husband and I have raised three terrific teen/young adult daughters in four countries.

Our Story

We understand international family life. It is never easy to leave, and sometimes it’s even harder to arrive someplace new. We relentlessly pursue adventure and leave behind the creature comforts of a place we once called “home”... and where is home now?

 

We're mothers, friends, and people-helpers who have been living outside of our "home" country for most of our adult lives. We found each other in an international church community in Hong Kong while Kristin's girls were in elementary and middle school, and Megan was working with children and youth.

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We find ourselves 10 years later with many miles between us - Kristin in the Netherlands and Megan in Hong Kong, and oodles of parenting, coaching, and counseling experiences under our belts. Kristin is walking alongside her "baby" as she finishes her last few years of high school, while Megan has just sent her little ones off to their first days of school.

 

Over the years we have had many conversations about parenting - the challenges and blessings, and the speed at which our children grow and change. We are kindred spirits in the unique ways we approach parenting from the perspective of living intentionally and internationally.

We've noticed a lot of common questions and challenges in the lives of the families we work with, and we wanted to pool our energy to create something that could provide meaningful, uplifting support for as many international families as possible.

Kristin has a wealth of experience in consulting and coaching - helping people to understand their strengths and achieve what matters most to them. Megan’s depth of understanding has come from working with children, youth, and families, facilitating programs that help them connect, grow, and thrive.

 

While we have been honoured to work with so many people over the years, we both feel our greatest calling is raising our kids to be happy, healthy, and resilient individuals within a global context so they can use their unique strengths to make a positive impact in the lives of people around them.

And if you want that for your family too, we'd like to walk alongside you..

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Why We Created This Community

We created the Positive Parent Community so you can have the ongoing support you need to look after yourself and build your family's wellbeing - all without stress, judgement, or loneliness.

As the old saying goes, "Parenting is the toughest job you'll ever love." Family life can feel like a roller coaster ride, full of thrills and joy - followed by sudden and scary drops. We do our best to cope with the challenges, but most people have not had any training in how to develop healthy family relationships and nurture positive emotional development. So we're making it up as we go along.

 

Many days we go to bed thinking there must be a better way, but we just don't know where to turn. We feel guilty and inadequate, worried that our choices may cause irreparable damage for our kids in their future. We long for a deeper connection with our children, for our homes to be full of love, trust, respect, peace, and support. But we're tired, and the day-to-day challenges of family life keep tripping us up. And it can all feel pretty lonely sometimes.

The Positive Parent Community is a safe space where you can be real and get real support, anytime you need it. We'll cheer you on through the highs, and we'll support and strengthen you through the lows.

What Parents Say About Our Approach

Farah

International School Teacher

American married to American, with two kids,

living in Hong Kong

“Megan has demonstrated a wealth of care and concern for my children’s developing identities and sense of security. When I have felt social pressure with parenting expectations, Megan has encouraged me in my desire to spend meaningful time bonding with my children.

 

Megan’s approach is simple and leaves me feeling equipped with a balance of practical logic and emotional support.” ​

Deb

Tutor

American mother of four

living in Hong Kong

“Megan has the ability to sit in the presence of another person and listen attentively and ask questions.

 

She responds perfectly between non-judgmental and incredibly wise. 

Megan doesn’t offer advice but has the natural ability to validate and guide with kindness and empathy“

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this community a good fit for me?


The Positive Parent Community is perfect for international parents who want to build positivity and wellbeing in your family while connecting with like-minded parents around the world.

You’ll benefit the most from this space if you see yourself described here..

- You have kids ages 4-18 - You're living outside of your "home" country - Your partner is from a different country/culture - You've repatriated after some time living abroad - You'll be moving internationally soon - You enjoy connecting with other parents online - You want to develop new skills for strengthening your family - You'd like support in taking care of yourself ("putting on your own mask first") - You have at least 30 minutes per week to spend engaging in the community - You like bite-sized learning formats like articles and 10-minute trainings




Is this really going to help me?


The sole purpose of creating this space is to help you feel connected and supported while discovering new ways to look after your entire family's wellbeing. So the short answer is YES.

A better answer is that we've designed the Positive Parent Community to be as low-stress and high-impact as possible for you. There's tremendous flexibility in how and when you engage in the conversations, coaching, and learning opportunities available for you. We’ve designed the Positive Parent Community especially for people like you who are ready to break free from parenting stress and judgmental online parent groups, and finally get the professional, ongoing support you need to look after yourself and proactively build your family's wellbeing.




Will I get access to Megan and Kristin inside the membership?


Yes - we're both very active in the community discussions. We also offer live Zoom Office Hours each month where you can stop by and chat with us. For ongoing direct access to us where you can always get your own specific questions answered, we suggest you join the Traveller Coaching Membership. That's where you can ask questions anytime on our Q&A board, which we monitor regulary and respond to every single question. In the Traveller Coaching Membership, we also host weekly drop-in coaching circles where you can get support from us in a group coaching setting. We do this in a 4-6 person hot-seat approach where we focus on each person's needs and goals in turn. You'll be amazed at how much can be accomplished in this format! And we're not the only people in the community who can coach you effectively! You can also join peer coaching groups and use our Coaching Conversation Guides with other Positive Parent Community members to help each other work through specfic challenges and make plans for achieving your most meaningful self-care and parenting goals.




How often are new resources released?


In the main community space, each week we post a new discussion topic related to one of our core wellbeing pathways, plus a relevant micro-learning (article or short video) to help you learn more about the science behind the topic. Throughout each week we facilitate an asynchronous, online conversation about the topic of the week. Twice per month we ask members to vote on a self-care or parenting topic they'd like to learn more about, and we provide a 10-minute evidence-based video training on that. Members can then ask questions and get answers on the training conversation thread. Each month we also provide a Guest Expert or Member Spotlight interview - an hour-long deep dive into a relevant self-care or parenting skills topic for our community. These interviews are focused on real-life application and cross-cultural adaptations. We provide a time-stamped interview summary so you can jump right to the parts of the interview that are most useful for you. In the Traveller Coaching Circle, we provide a new Peer Coaching Conversation Guide each quarter. These can be used in facilitated group sessions with Megan and Kristin, or members can get together in groups of three online to run their own Peer Coaching Circle. The Peer Coaching sessions enable members to get support with an issue they're working on at the moment, while at the same time building their own skills for facilitating strengths-based, solutions-focused, emotionally intelligent conversations with others. These skills can be applied with our kids, our partners, our workmates, our family members, and our friends.




Do I get immediate access to everything in the membership?


Yes - it's all available to you from Day 1 of your membership so that you can start exploring, learning, and connecting in the ways that will help you most.




Is there a minimum commitment?


You have the option of joining a monthly or annual membership. So the minimum commitment is a 1-month subscription.




What if I join and decide this isn't for me?


No worries - you can cancel your membership easily anytime. If you choose to leave the membership, your account will automatically be cancelled at the end of the current billing period within which you choose to leave the community.




Do you offer refunds?


We do not offer refunds, but you cancel your membership at any time. If you choose to leave the membership, your account will automatically be cancelled at the end of the current billing period within which you choose to leave the community.





Join Us Inside the Positive Parent Community!

Community Membership

EXPLORER

USD

$9.99

per month

Community Sharing & Support

Weekly Discussion Topics

Positive Parenting Resource Bank

...and more!

Coaching Membership

TRAVELLER

USD

$29.99

per month

Community Membership + Coaching...

Weekly Intention-Setting & Check-ins

Drop-in Zoom Coaching Circles

Access to Coach Q&A Board

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