Find Your Tribe: Kylie Szabo’s Parent Support Services

Photography: Suzanne Martin

By Hannah Schenker

“Because sometimes all you need is a tribe.”

Parenting in today’s world often means new parents find themselves at home, alone, and wondering where on earth you’re supposed to find your “tribe” or your “village”. Many do not realise just how much support is available online – so you can stay at home with your new baby, but still feel connected and supported until you’re ready to step out beyond your own front door. Introducing Kylie Szabo’s Parent Support Services (Ksparentss).

Ksparentss is an online hub where you will find support and information from founder Kylie Szabo. She covers topics such as baby massage, mental health, case management, tribe advice and plenty of carefully gathered and curated information and links.

“Ksparentss was created out of my experiences so far in life, especially my career in welfare and being a mother,” says Kylie Szabo. “I’ve worked with families for 15 years in one way or another and have based my career around supporting the bond between a parent and child. Over the years, I’ve worked with some of the most vulnerable families providing case management and support. This allowed me to develop a key interest in childhood trauma; the circle of abuse; the impacts of a parent’s mental health on child development and why this is an important factor in a child’s life. At the beginning of 2017, I began offering infant and paediatric massage classes and workshops. In 2019, will be offer nutritional advice for infants, children and adolescents.”

I’ve worked with families for 15 years in one way or another and have based my career around supporting the bond between a parent and child.

Ksparentss was created to be that elusive “tribe” that so many speak of. A source of quality information and advice for families and expecting parents, so that you can find practical and emotional support in your journey as a parent. The tribe not only consists of Ksparentss but also their professional network tribe.

“After all the years of having my own children and realising that I don’t have the answers for everything,”¬†says Szabo, “I decided to get together a network of professionals and have them write pieces [found in the ‘Advice’ section of the website] on things that parents might not necessarily know but might be experiencing and wondering whether is normal.”

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