Creating Calm
(In-person class)
Are you a parent who:
...feels stuck in negative discipline cycles?
...has intense children who seem to push your patience to its limits?
...loves your kids but finds yourself getting frustrated with them on a regular basis?
...desires more connection with you kids, and less yelling? uncertain about what discipline tools to use other than time-outs and taking away privileges? 
...wants to be an effective and positive influence in your kids' life skills and character, but is struggling to do so?

Join me for a 6-week class where you will gain a better understanding of your child's emotions and behaviors, and develop skills  to help you be a more connected, patient, and effective parent.  

This workshop combines strategies from Positive Discipline and How To Talk So Kids Will Listen.  It is an interactive workshop, and is limited to 10 attendees, in order to allow ample time for discussion.
Here is what people are saying about this workshop:

"This class really helped me stop and listen to what I was actually saying to my kids.  It just gave me more awareness and insight into my own behavior and how that might, in turn, effect the behavior my kids exhibit in return.  Acknowledging and reflecting their emotions back to them has been a very useful and effective skill."  ~Mother of 2 boys, ages 5 & 7

"I LOVED this course! It was eye opening about the small changes I needed to make to have a more positive parenting experience and not constantly feel defeated.  This course gave me words to use, taught me how to listen & respond and gave me usable tools to use in day to day parenting - not only when I felt like flipping my lid.  I recommend this course to ALL parents, regardless of how much or little you feel like you have this parenting thing figured out."  ~Mother of 3 children, ages 2, 6, 9

Location: 23591 El Toro Rd, Suite 201, Lake Forest
Morning Option:  Wednesdays from October 16th - November 20th, 9:30-11:00 AM
Evening Option: This will be available at the beginning of 2020
Cost: $229, including materials ($350 for couples)
*** Most suitable for parents of children ages 4-12***

To register for this class, or be contacted for future sessions, please complete this form:
Reducing Sibling Conflict
Learn to help your kids work through conflicts in ways that will benefit them now and in the future.
(In-person class)
Were you imagining your kids' relationship with each other to be different than what it's turning out to be?  Were you hoping for friendship, but are overwhelmed by incessant fighting?  Were you wanting cooperation but find yourself living with the tension of constant competition?  Here's the good news - it doesn't have to stay that way.  

Children WANT to have peaceful relationships with their siblings just as much as we want them to.  Many don't know how.  Even for adults, developing and maintaining healthy relationships takes work. This is especially true for kids, who are still learning the ins and outs of getting along.  

By shifting the way we see sibling conflict- looking at it as a signal that they are lacking knowledge and skills, instead of a misbehavior or signs of character flaws-  we are able to bring calm to their chaos and give them the tools they need to be self-regulated and empathic toward each other.

In this workshop, we will use the "Siblings Without Rivalry" workbook as a starting point, but will expand upon it by applying concepts from the field of positive discipline.

You will learn how to:

* Maintain harmony and a strong connection even when competition, tempers, and bickering are at their worst.

* Respect each child’s experience, and validate it, while still setting limits.

* Teach your children healthy emotional self-management and conflict resolution skills so they learn how to identify their own needs while respecting the needs of others.  

* Help your kids develop a lifelong bond and relationship skills that will benefit them in friendships, future work relationships, and with their own families down the road.

Location: 23591 El Toro Rd, Suite 201, Lake Forest
Dates/Time:  The next class will be offered at the beginning of 2020.
Cost: $229, including materials