The Peaceful Home
I believe that parenting can be a truly radical act. The way in which we raise our children can have a profound positive impact on our communities, our societies, and our world. At its heart, peaceful parenting is a social justice issue. As adults, we have more power than our children. How we choose to use our power matters. If we want a just society, we must move from traditional models of parental control and coercion towards new models of connection, collaboration and freedom.
It’s not just about social change though; peaceful parenting is better for our children. Research has shown time and again that children who are free from praise, punishments and rewards have greater motivation, embrace more challenges, and enjoy the lasting positive effects of a growth mindset. That the less we try and control our children’s behaviour, the less they act in ways which are seen as problematic. That when we prioritise connection and collaboration, the whole family flourishes.
But the truth is, no matter how many books you read, or courses you take, or coaching you sign up to, I don’t believe that you can just “become” a peaceful parent. It is an active journey, something that needs to be worked on day after day, month after month, year after year, as our parenting adapts and grows alongside our children. It’s about fundamentally changing our mindset as parents, challenging the way we were raised and the traditional models of parentings which surround us and working on ourselves to be able to show up in the way our children deserve.
This is important work but it can be hard at times, and it is even harder without support. We are not meant to do it alone. That is why I have created The Peaceful Home, a private membership group where you will be supported by me and other like-minded parents every step of the way of your peaceful parenting journey.
How does it work?
Each month you will have access to:
- A video workshop on a different topic related to peaceful parenting, mindset and inner work, and gentle discipline
- A PDF workbook to accompany each topic filled with information, practical ideas, questions for you to work through alone or with a partner, and journalling and reflection prompts
- A curated ‘reading’ list of blogs, books, research, articles and podcast episodes
- A live Q&A video
- Weekly guided group discussions
- Bonus interviews and content
- Discounts on mentoring calls and coaching programmes
- A whole lot of support and guidance from me and other like-minded parents to work through any bumps that come up in your journey
Topics will include: building connection through communication; playful parenting; setting confident and loving boundaries; creating a safe space for our children’s emotions; parenting without rewards, punishments, and praise; supporting our children’s social interaction (with siblings, other children and adults); inner work for parents; and so much more.
The group is accessed via a private Facebook group.
Is The Peaceful Home suitable for you?
Yes, if you want to feel more connected to your children, and calmer, less stressed and more patient in your parenting. You want to find more ease and joy in your parenting, and want your family home to be a place where you feel relaxed, peaceful and playful.
You want to be able to confidently communicate your parenting choices to friends and family, knowing your choices are supported by research and evidence.
You are committed to being peaceful not just because of the countless benefits that this way of parenting can offer you and your family, but because you simply believe it is the right thing to do – it’s what all children deserve.
You want to grow as a person and as a parent, leaning on the support from a community who will stand behind you and cheer you on, but you don’t know many people in “real life” who share your values.
Maybe you’ve been practicing peaceful parenting for a while, or maybe it’s a new concept to you and you’d like support in figuring out how to make the change. Wherever you are in your journey, you are so very welcome.
How do I sign up?
Membership opens up on September 30th at 08:30am (UK time) for 48 hours. You will be able to subscribe on this page, so please come back then!
Membership costs £22 per month. This is a special introductory price for founding members, and the cheapest that membership will be.
It is really important that my work is accessible to as many people as possible; this is why I am keeping membership costs affordable. For some families however I know that this will still be too much, so I am committed to offering a number of spaces for free to parents in receipt of income benefits or from marginalised communities (LGBTQI, black/POC, living with a disability). As membership grows, the number of free places available will grow too. If you are interested in applying for one of these places please contact me.
Membership works on a rolling basis: if you no longer wish to be a member, you can simply cancel your subscription and you will be removed from the group.