I know you want to be more patient with your children - I do too! I know you want to yell less and connect from your heart more - of course you do! But when the drama catches you off-guard, you don't know how to. Neither did I.
I used to mentally freeze in surprise when I heard myself raising my voice in frustration, nagging again or felt locked in a power struggle - where did that come from? And then the guilt and regret - I was doing exactly the OPPOSITE of what I wanted to be doing. Exactly what I had said I would never do and I didn't have any idea how to do what I wanted to do in the heat of the moment - how to find that kind, caring, wise and clear loving connection that would resolve the situation without stress.
I felt like I was a pretty good parent when things were going well but when emotions started to escalate and boil over, I felt like I turned into someone else - someone that was scaring or intimidating my children and undermining all the good I was doing at other times. It shook my confidence in myself as a parent and was really distressing me. I had to find a better way.
I did. And you can too. Everything I have learned, from years of research - yes really - and practice - is inside this course in a simple and easy to follow process that you can learn and apply to your own style of parenting.
This sits underneath whatever philosophy or beliefs you have and makes things work more smoothly. It restores calm, confidence and the loving connection you want with your child - now and into the future.
I am going to show you exactly how to:
- reduce your stress in parenting,
- improve your relationship with your child,
- parent more effectively and be kinder and less reactive in your family
- help your children's development unfold naturally and with ease
- enjoy being with your children and have them enjoy being with you
You are in the right place if you also want to learn how to:
- take better care of yourself
- develop more empathy and compassion for yourself and your child
- tolerate difficult emotions in yourself and your child better
- become more accepting of yourself and your child
- resolve conflict better with your child
- develop a stronger bond and relationship with your child
Emotions can help us or hurt us:
They hurt us when they are in the drivers seat and we are at their mercy. That's can so easily happen in parenting - when one action or comment from our child can mean we lose our cool have an angry outburst and undo all the good work and connection we have had. This breaks the trust we shared and undermines our children's well-being.
Parenting is not easy
Despite the fact that I love my children, I would say it is the hardest job I have ever done. I'm not going to tell you how to do it - there are thousands of books you can buy that will do that.
I want to equip you with the skills and resources that you need to thrive - and that you need to connect wholeheartedly with your child, managing your emotions and helping them to manage theirs. That's what this online parenting course is all about.
I want to give you the information you need to develop the kind of relationship you want to have, to communicate as the kind of loving parent you are and to raise happy, confident, kind and caring children.
Who is this Parenting Program for?
This course is for any parent or parent-to-be who wants to feel confident that they are meeting their children's psychological needs and resourcing themselves to best do that - read on......
Inside this online parenting course you will find:
- Short and practical skill development exercises
- Research based recommendations
- Video lectures
- Downloadable resources for ongoing use
- A friendly discussion board and qualified instructor support to answer all your questions
My promise to you?
That if you master these skills, you will be the best parent your children could hope for.
Join us and get started today
In this parenting course I ask that you use these principles as your guide as we go through the course together:
- honour your own experience - trust your inner wisdom
- not judge your thoughts and feelings as right or wrong - be curious about them and listen deeply
- be patient - that this will unfold and you will slow down to allow yourself to connect to these skills and practices
- bring some lightness and even playfulness to the table - parenting can feel heavy and intense and a little humour can be a marvellous antidote
The skills covered in this program are perhaps the most profoundly supportive parenting resources available.
They brought me back from the brink of exhaustion, depletion and depression and restored my enjoyment of parenting again. My relationship with my husband and children became far more loving and connected and our happiness and well-being flourished.
Responsive Parenting is what delivers optimal outcomes for children and that is why it is researched and recommended by the World Health Organisation, Harvard, Yale, Stanford and so many other powerhouses of child development research
And the good news it is available to you no matter what your personal philosophy of parenting might be. In this course you will learn what Mindful and Responsive Parenting is and practice the fundamental skills that make it possible.
I am a Psychologist, Mindfulness Teacher and Well-Being Coach
I am also a mother. I develop Mindfulness-based parenting programs for local government, run small workshops for parents, and have developed several online mindfulness based well-being and parenting programs for mothers, mothers-to-be, parents and children. I also take on a small number of individual clients internationally over Skype and in my home town of Melbourne, Australia.
I interview and work with many international experts including Tara Brach, Rick Hanson, Elisha Goldstein, Barbara Fredrickson, Sarah Napthali and more. I have completed the renown Cultivating Compassion Training with Stanford University, the Educators Training Program with Mindful Schools, Meditation Teacher Training with Gawler Institute and am the National Secretary of the Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group with the Australian Psychological Society. I have developed Mindful Parenting Programs for local government and private health organisations, facilitatated leadership development and change management programs for corporate clients - and I can't wait to work with you too.
I draw from Positive Psychology and the Science of Flourishing, and with my unique combination of skills and my own parenting experience, I work passionately with parents to help families open up new possibilities in their lives. I write regularly about Mindfulness and Parenting for The Huffington Post. Everyday Mindfulness, BubHub and PsychCentral amongst others.
I have a really nerdy habit of collecting quotes and plastering them all over my fridge so don't be surprised if you see a few inside the course!
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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