When you’re parenting consciously, chances are that you’re parenting differently than you were parented. Anytime we make changes in the way we’ve always done things, it creates an opportunity to grow more as a human being AND it has the potential to create conflict with your partner when you’re parenting together.
But when it comes to your relationship with your partner in parenting, those early stories of how things were for you bubble up (consciously and subconsciously) and can create conflict. This class is going to be about creating the space to learn more about your own early story AND your partner’s own early story so you can parent more effectively and actually heal together in the process.
Your children live in the space between you in your relationship. If your space is clear, your kids feel that. If the space contains old, unresolved issues between you and your partner, they feel that, too. Most of us don’t have the tools to resolve issues effectively because our parents didn’t have the tools, either. That’s where this class comes in!
This class is for couples who generally get along, but are looking for some ways to work through conflicts, especially around parenting together, and who want to model a positive relationship for the kids. I’ll be sharing research about many aspects of life as a couple with children and the healthiest ways to handle things like arguments or disagreements in parenting. But the most valuable part is the space to learn new skills and tools, cultivate more empathy for your partner, and a foundational relationship from which you can parent more effectively together.
This is a parenting and couples support class. Class sizes are small (max of 8 couples) so that everyone has time to share and practice the skills discussed. You’ll have time to work together with your partner during the class and will have some small things to do outside of class if you choose.
Our classes are using “pay-what-you-can” pricing, so choose what you can afford to join our class! Classes are kept small with a lot of individual attention, so please pay as much as you can to support the work so we can keep supporting you!
We also understand that you’re parents and your kids may or may not need you during the class. Please meet the needs of your kids. Allow them to join you if they need you. We expect things will come up because… well, life with kids.
Class times for Couples in February- only one class being offered this month:
Monday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 8pm eastern/ 5pm pacific
Each support class will have time to learn some core concepts about the topic of the day from current neuroscience, and then time to discuss how the information applies to YOUR family, to ask questions and get support. Classes are limited to 8 couples for individualized support in the class. Classes are 90 minutes and will be recorded. There will also be an off-Facebook private forum area to have conversations and ask questions between classes.
- Foundation of relationships
- What is attachment and what does it have to do with my partner?
- Interdependence- Regulation and Expression of Feelings
- Brain Stoplight
- The story of your relationship- what did you love most about your partner?
- Areas ready for growth
- The Turtle and the Hailstorm- which are you?
- Attachment dances
- Nurturing your relationship
- Eye contact
- Slowing down together
- Reflective listening- seen, heard, and felt
- Asking for what you need- listening or problem solving
- Repairing relationships
- Healing old wounds
- When you don’t handle things well- the dance of reconnection
- Parenting together and getting on the same parenting page
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.