Kate Orson

Kate Orson is a mother to a 12 year old daughter. She is the author of Tears Heal: How To Listen To Our Children, and her parenting advice has been feature in The Guardian, The Week, and Parents.com. She writes on emotional wellbeing for UK magazines including Breathe, Teen Breathe, and The Green Parent. She trained as a parent educator with Hand in Hand Parenting, a non-profit organization that supports thousands of parents worldwide. Kate is from the UK and has a BA in Philosophy and English and a Masters degree in Creative Writing. She also has a certificate in Creative Writing For Therapeutic Purposes.

Back To School

How to prep your child for starting preschool

Preparing for school isn’t just about packing books and buying stationery. It’s also about helping children with the emotional transition.


The case for ‘unschooling’ during the pandemic

Unschooling parents don't formally try to "teach" children—they let their children follow what brings them joy.


8 ways to reconnect with your child, even when you’re pressed for time

We're all juggling a lot right now—and these sweet, bite-sized rituals can help keep the peace at home.

Child Learn & Play

20 indoor boredom busters (that don’t involve screen time)

Stressed out, mama? Kids climbing the walls? When the going gets tough, the tough do a conga line.


10 positive phrases to say when you get unwanted parenting advice

You can feel their spoken and unspoken judgments, and it's really putting you on edge, but you don't want to have uncomfortable conversations or tension. So what do you do, mama?

Children's Health

How to help kids and their emotions during huge life changes—like moving, divorce or death

Tips for involving your children, communicating well with them and allowing space for their emotions.


How parents can cope with their *own* separation anxiety

As parents, we are all familiar with separation anxiety and know how tricky it can sometimes be to navigate our lives with a baby or toddler's strong feelings about us leaving—but what about ours?


How to teach—and model—consent to your kids

The key is listening to their feelings.