Plum Parenting opened in 2007 and by 2015 over 500 families in the Wellington region and more elsewhere in New Zealand and overseas had benefited.
From 2009 to 2012 Plum Parenting was based at the Plum Garden Parenting Centre in Brooklyn, Wellington (see slideshow below). During this time, Mary facilitated playgroups with an emphasis on parent education.
In 2012 Mary closed Plum Garden and embarked on a two-year road trip around New Zealand, in response to requests from parents and schools, to offer lectures and mentoring in their communities.
On return to Wellington Mary re-established her practice with a full focus on individual parent mentoring, deepening her knowledge and continuing to hone precise tools to help parents and teachers.
At the end of 2018 Mary relocated her practice to Masterton and began devoting more time to refining the Plum Parenting course materials in preparation for her much anticipated video series to be filmed this year.
While it will never be a substitute for the individually-tailored mentoring experience, it will offer Mary’s core ideas worldwide in an engaging presentation that will leave viewers with both a fresh perspective on life as a parent and the practical steps required to change the dynamic at home!