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 families, our communities, 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, as we model being authentic and empathetic humans.
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 weekly video workshops on peaceful parenting
- A PDF workbook to accompany each monthly 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
What will we cover?
Previous topics included calm communication, inner work and mindset, and supporting children to develop emotional intelligence and resilience.
Topics for the first half of 2019 will be
- January – Parenting without punishment, praise, or rewards
- February – Boundaries: Deciding on the right ones for your family, and enforcing them peacefully
- March – Supporting your children with their social interactions (including siblings, other children, and other adults)
- April – Raising socially aware children
- May – Parenting with consent (including care tasks, food, and sleep)
- June – Simplifying for peaceful parenting
The group is accessed via a private Facebook group.
Wondering what it’s like to work with me? You can read what other parents have said about The Peaceful Home here.
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 is not currently open, and will open up again in the early Spring.