You’ve made it through the baby and toddler phase and you thought it would be easier now than it actually turned out to be. Maybe you thought they’d outgrow some of what’s happening, like tantrums or meltdowns. Maybe you’ve always had a high-need intense kind of kid. You’d like to make sure that you’re doing what you need to do to stay connected to your child as she grows, but you’re not really quite sure what that might look like.
You might have made the decision to parent differently when your child was younger, perhaps practicing attachment parenting or other connected ways of being together. But what happens now? Now your kids are the age where they’re either going to school or you’re making the decision to homeschool. What can you expect them to be able to do? What’s developmentally appropriate? What if they won’t help? Then what?
Or perhaps the way you’ve been parenting isn’t working and you’re looking for something that will feel better to you both- or even the whole family.
Our parenting support classes are designed with you in mind. These virtual parenting support classes are small so you can make sure your challenges are addressed. The sharing helps you know you’re not alone. There’s an amazing synergy to these classes where you really learn from each other.
These classes are a great blending of the research (which will be provided if you’d like to read and learn more) and practical application of the information. What good is the information if you can’t use it?
Classes are set up using a “pay-what-you-can” plan where you choose what you can afford to pay. See below for details.
This is where Consciously Parenting classes come in.
Here are some of the best parts about these classes:
I put these classes together because parents were asking me for them. Like you, they want help with behaviors like hitting, biting, and sleep problems. They want their kids to be ready for academics and need some support around technology. I started by creating classes for parents with teens and tweens and parents of Little Ones didn’t want to wait another 10 years for some help, so I created these classes. They’re here for YOU.
- The classes are all virtual. You can do them from home (or the comfort of your car or bathroom if you need some privacy and time alone), so there’s no trying to get your baby, toddler, or preschooler into the car to go somewhere so you can get some support.
- The classes are small, so you have time to ask YOUR questions and get support about YOUR family and YOUR child, not some hypothetical situation in a book. Classes are limited to 8 families. There’s also a private off-Facebook forum for discussions between classes. It’s available 24/7 to fit your schedule.
- You’ll learn about what’s going on inside their head (it’s probably not what you think!) so you can learn how to stay connected and be responsive so they can grow into a well-regulated person with good social skills. Enough said.
- What’s different about these classes is that they’re all based on the relationship and keeping that connection strong as your kids grow. Let me tell you from personal experience that one day, these kids will be as big or bigger than you. When you focus on the relationship and focus on helping them to grow the best brain they can, it will make parenting much easier when they’re older. Trust me here. I can help you do that.
- All the information shared in the class is based on the latest research in neuroscience, attachment, sociology, epigenetics, sleep research, birth psychology, Pre- and Perinatal psychology and others AND based on keeping your relationship connected. We’ve read the research so you don’t have to (unless you want and then we’ll share where to read more).
- We’ll be talking about the stories of our families and how we got to where we are now (beginning with conception) along with everyday application of the ideas to your family. There will be instructional time in each class where you’ll learn the core concepts, followed by time to discuss the ideas and practical applications. You’ll have time to talk to other parents both during the course and between sessions in our private off-Facebook forums.
- The best part is our “pay-what-you-can” format. You can choose the amount from the options below that you can afford to pay for the course. I want to make the course affordable for those who need the support. Since class sizes are limited, please do pay as much as you can so that I can continue to offer the option. Please invite friends you know who are interested in supporting their Little Ones in a connected way. Classes like this are way more fun with friends!
- Classes are held on Zoom, which is a video platform, so you’ll be able to see the other participants. You can turn off your video if you need and you can also mute yourself because I understand that life with Little Ones can be, well, unpredictable.
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 am eastern for 90 minutes.
Classes are slated for 90 minutes each, and will be recorded. Classes are interactive.
Each support class will have time devoted to learning some core concepts about the topic of the day and then time to discuss how the information applies to YOUR family, to ask questions and get support. Classes are limited to 8 families (both parents welcome to attend together) for individual support in the class. There will also be an off-Facebook private forum area to have conversations and ask questions between classes.
- Normal development ages 5-9 in the big picture
- Brain development- appropriate expectations
- Brain stoplight- What do I do now?
- Secure Attachment and the 5-9 year old
- The story of your relationship
- Imprints and other family patterns and stories
- The expanding circle- from immediate family to the bigger world (or not)
- Your own self-care
- Staying connected as they grow
- Special time and being present
- Kids who are having tantrums and other emotional upsets
- Kids who aren’t listening or obeying- how to stay connected without power struggles
- Sibling issues- fostering positive relationships with siblings
- Special circumstances- grief and loss at this stage of development
- Sensory issues
- Sleep challenges
- School readiness
- Picky eaters
Do You Have Any Questions?
If yours is not below, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much is this going to cost?
COST was the number one concern that was brought up on the surveys. Instead of a one-size-fits-all price, I’m going to do a “pay what you can.” My goal is to support families. Yes, I need to eat, too, so please choose the most you can afford. I’m literally supporting my family with this money.
Is there a charge for my partner to join the class, too?
No. It’s so important that partners have as many opportunities as possible to be on the same page. That’s super important to me. So partners are welcome to listen in and ask questions on the call.
I have a group of friends and we’d like to schedule our own class. Can we do that?
YES! I love working with groups when everyone is in one location so you can really support each other. Just email me and we’ll set something up!
Will there be research shared? I like the idea of sharing with other parents, but I want to make sure I actually learn something from the course!
Yes, I will be sharing research in each class. There will be a good balance of information shared and discussion.
How large are classes?
Class sizes are limited to 8 families.
When do I need to sign up?
Please sign up and reserve your spot as soon as possible. I’m limiting each class to 8 families so that everyone will have a chance to ask questions and get individualized support.
Can I invite a friend?
Yes, please do! Just do it sooner rather than later as spots are limited. It’s way more fun to take these courses with friends.
Will we be able to interact with the other parents taking the class?
Yes. You’ll have both an opportunity to hear from other parents and share with other parents both on the call and in a private forum (off of FaceBook). I think that’s one of the most important parts of classes like these- to meet other people who are on a similar journey!
Would there be assignments/agenda/class notes/minutes provided after?
There may be some suggested homework to apply the information between classes, but it is optional. You will receive class notes and handouts on each topic for your own review. I understand that you’re not always able to take notes or give your full attention to the class, which is also why the classes are recorded so you can review them again on your own time.
Will the class be relevant to my personal situation? Will I get answers to MY questions about my family?
Yes! This is why I’m keeping class sizes small. It’s so important that you leave with answers to the questions you came with, whether that happens during the class, on the forums, or in a quick one-on-one conversation.
How to stay in touch
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