Growing Alongside Your Children

About Transform Parenting

Transforming your experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Transform Parenting is about transforming yourself, to grow with your children.

Parenting, by its nature, causes us to discover the very best of ourselves and the parts we’d prefer to hide.

We’re ultimately stepping into the bigger, better, wiser parts of ourselves and our potential.

Transform Parenting supports you along this path.

Previously Known as Calmbirth Canberra

For Pregnancy

The parenting journey starts from the moment you know you’re pregnant, that’s why we offer Calmbirth. Tracey Anderson Askew brought Calmbirth to Canberra over 13 years ago and has contributed to its continual development.

Calmbirth is a program that is supported by midwives and doctors, as they see the difference it makes to the way a woman responds to her birth.

During the course, you learn skills and powerful information to enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to giving birth. It will help you to walk through the doorway into parenting, allowing you to feel ready to move forward and learn about your baby. Birth is a small moment in time, but it is a significant moment for the new mother. It is worth putting time into preparing for birth under all circumstances and learning to navigate the system that supports us.

For New Parents

Thriving as a New Mum or Thriving as a New Dad, is a program developed over 20 years by Tracey Anderson Askew. Tracey knows the challenges of modern parents. She has devised a program that unlocks the issues, and puts forward powerful tools and mindsets. This will transform your experience of the intense learning curve that comes with having a new baby.

The focus is on you, the parent, more so than the baby. Our courses are delivered in a safe learning environment, with other mums or dads going through the same experiences.

For Parents of Toddlers & Preschoolers


Young children can be tricky and require understanding and patience. Very few of us have had experiences with young children before we have our own. During this two hour Transform Parenting workshop, you will learn to understand:

  • what children need,
  • how they develop, and
  • what you can do to manage and enjoy your young child.


For those wanting to develop their skills further as a parent, we offer you the opportunity for a 6-week program. This program runs once a week over 2 hours. It is an intensive experience that really helps to change the dynamics within your family towards growing and learning as parents.

Tuning into Kids is a program based on a wonderful program developed by psychologists. They have taken the research and translated it into easy and workable strategies for dealing with young children.

Coaching & Rapid Transformational Therapy

As parents, we can discover our own personal issues that prevent us from really enjoying our children and meeting their unique needs.

At Transform Parenting, Tracey offers one-on-one opportunities to work with the deeper parts of our subconscious. This is the part of your brain that holds the key to our own growth as a person and a parent.

Meet Your Facilitators

Tracey Anderson Askew

Tracey is the Director of Transform Parenting. She has 18 years experience working with new parents and 12 years experience as an educator and Birth Support Person. She has four children and absolutely loves watching people change from being anxious about having their baby, to excited to becoming a parent.

Brendon Le Lievre

Brendon works with dads one-on-one and in groups as a dad coach to help set goals, develop strategies and  navigate new responsibilities. He is a dad himself and enjoys working with other dads to help balance parenting, career, relationships and themselves to be great dads.


Emily is an AHPRA-registered clinical psychologist and mum to three young children. She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and is an experienced lecturer in the area of childhood development. Emily specialises in attachment, cognitive, social, and emotional development, as well as clinical childhood difficulties. Emily is an experienced group facilitator and is passionate about promoting and encouraging emotional intelligence in children.



0414 267 791


12 Kett Street, Kambah, Canberra, ACT

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