Hi! I’m Natalia Wiatr. I’m a parenting coach.
The story of my blog and business begins at school, when I had been a teacher for nearly 10 years. I love working with kids and the job gave me so much satisfaction. I am a highly sensitive person and it helped me be more empathetic and understand children and teens better. Enjoying working with kids is also what makes me spend my free time as a scouting instructor.
But everything has its good sides and bad sides. Being a highly sensitive person, I wasn’t prepared for the amount of stress that the year 2018/2019 was going to bring. There was a huge and hasty reform of the education system, then a teachers’ strike in the majority of schools in the country. After that, my contract was terminated. They simply wanted me to switch schools due to the reform, but for me, it was too much. All of these happened in such a short period of time, that I couldn’t handle all of the anxiety. I suffered a nervous breakdown.
My son, Viktor was two at that time. Toddlers are very empathetic and they take over their parents’ emotions in no time. It broke my heart when I saw how my anxiety was ruining his mental health, too. I reached out to a psychologist I’d known for a long time and she was able to help me. During the therapy, I started blogging. I wanted to do what I love, but following my own rules.
I decided it was my responsibility to learn how to deal with my emotions since they also influence everyone around me. In the meantime, I got pregnant again. Blogging about parenting and parents’ mental health allowed me to maintain relative emotional balance (or at least to stay aware of my mood swings).
Our baby girl, Amelia, was born during the COVID-19 lockdown. With two children and the pandemic, new challenges started to swarm us. I started turning my blog into a business and needed time, needed a schedule. Newborn babies don’t know that word, though.
Against all the odds, I was able to juggle all the responsibilities and start individual coaching.
My mission is to help parents communicate from the heart so their kids feel understood, loved, accepted, and are able to reach for the stars.