Parents at work was established based on more than ten years of experience as parents and as professionals.  When our children were young, we noticed that we were constantly struggling to balance work and family lifeThrough this daily struggle, we began to experience more stress from our work every day, and there were no initiatives from our employer to support us. As professionals, we noticed that most parents experience this struggle and have trouble finding support in dealing with questions about parenting.


We found that parents who have followed our training and courses, know how to bring peace within family life because you know how to deal with challenging parenting situations, this gives room for a parent to have better focus at work and to be able to function optimally again!


What we do


Parents at work is offering 1:1 online consults to help parents create a better work/life balance, raising children, focus on work and to take care of yourself.


We offer in-company parenting workshops for employees. We can also make tailor-made workshops based on questions from your employees.


Coaching sessions focused on reintegration after maternity leave will help you create a better work-life balance during the first year of your young one.

About US

Parents at Work has more than 10 years of experience in giving educational training. The training courses are given by accredited pedagogues of the evidence-based method: Triple P, Positive Parenting Program.

Mae Heffelaar

Mae Heffelaar

Pedagogue / Coach / Trainer

Charlotte Bakkers-Schansman

Charlotte Bakkers-Schansman

Pedagogue / Coach / Trainer


Is a term that refers to the parenting program based on the Triple P method (Positive Parenting Program). Triple P was developed in Australia and has been used in the Netherlands since 2004. It is a scientifically proven method: more than 250 studies have shown that positive parenting works

The emphasis is on reinforcing positive behavior and giving attention to your child. You learn to communicate well with your child and how you can guide your child in dealing with his emotions and listening to you. This stimulates development and makes the bond between parent and child grow stronger.

5 basic principles of 

positive parenting

Children need a safe and stimulating environment

Children learn through positive support

Using an appealing discipline helps

Try to have realistic expectations.

Take care of yourself


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