Greetings from Handmade Parenting!
Do you sometimes feel at a loss in your role as parent? That you aren't sure how to respond to some of your child's behavior? Do you grow impatient or angry more often than you'd like? Do you sometimes feel like your child sees you as his or her opponent? I get it.
Do you wish you had a better approach for the challenging moments of parenting? Do you yearn for a closer relationship with your child? Would you like your child to know that you are her "best bet"? That you are the one who will tenderly hold his or her heart? I get it.
As parents, we have so much love for our children; we want only the best for them. But sometimes, daily behaviors and patterns of interaction feel complicated; we don't know how to respond to rude or aggressive behavior; we find ourselves triggered and saying things we never thought we’d say; we find ourselves engaged in power struggles, arguments or endless iterations of consequences. I get it.
In Discipline: A New Paradigm, which is based on the attachment-based developmental theory of Dr. Gordon Neufeld, we will start at the beginning: with our relationship with our child. We will come to understand that our connection with them is the root of their growth, happiness, maturity and development. We will learn how to make sense of our child's behavior (and misbehavior!) and how to preserve our relationship with them, no matter what comes our way.
Warm, firm, calm, kind and generous: This is the new paradigm. Won’t you align your parenting with your heart this year? Join me.
Lisa: I am thrilled to be adding a new online class to Handmade Parenting’s roster of online offerings; Discipline: A New Paradigm will launch on 1/30! I have spent the last few months translating the rich content from my popular in-person Discipline classes to a warm online format. The online class website is incredibly user-friendly and easy to navigate; the content is a balanced combination of work-at-your-own-pace videos (watch them during nap time/on your phone during your train commute/at the gym etc.), a vibrant parent forum for connecting and sharing, and Saturday morning live group coaching calls. I hope you will join me!
This weekend, Handmade Parenting is generously offering the following to ALL lucky SouleMama readers:
When you sign up for Discipline: A New Paradigm between 1/14-1/18 with the code SOULEMAMA, you will receive a lovely Cozy Study Kit delivered to your doorstep! The Cozy Study Kit includes many delightful items from small businesses I love including: a hand thrown mug from Of Hand Studios, small batch truffles from Missionary Chocolates, handcrafted tea from Tea Chai Te, a washcloth from Rough Linen, my favorite parenting book & more. Obviously, the true “bonus” of signing up for the class is the deep connection you will experience: both to your child and to your parenting intuition, but the cozy study kit is a nice little “extra”!