A Joyful Parenthood: A Guide to Parenting With Authenticity

Learn how to parent with intention and not by accident
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2016 English

Course Description

A Joyful Parenthood is a comprehensive guide to authentic parenting. 

This course will enable you tune out the overwhelming amount of information thrown at you as a parent. You will learn to identify your personal Core Values, how to meld those into Family Values, and from there you will be able to stay grounded in your parenting and weather all those parenthood storms. You will explore big parenting hot buttons; screen time, discipline, family dinners and be able to craft rules that apply to YOUR FAMILY, not the latest article on parenting. 

This course requires an open heart and a willingness to do some self exploration. This course is not about quick fixes or specific parenting techniques. It is meant for families of all ages of children and in fact can be taken with your children. 

By the end of this course, you will have a clarity about your parenting that will enable you to feel sure and confident as a parent, doing the very best for you and your family. You will be able to communicate effectively with your children and spouse, so that every member of the family is contributing to what makes you guys tick. You will even learn how to fight fair and resolve those bubbling conflicts that irritate the fabric of family life. 

If you have been continuously frustrated, overwhelmed, and generally feeling like you're on a never-ending slippery slope in your parenthood journey, this is the course for you. 

What are the requirements?

  • Please come prepared with an interest in developing self-knowledge and awareness around how to apply Core Values to your journey through Parenthood
  • We ask that you have a journal for the journaling component.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will begin by exploring and identifying your personal Core Values.
  • You will then build a "Family Garden" of Values that's inclusive of every member of the family.
  • You can utilize these Family Values to tune out the overwhelming amount of "expert advice".
  • You will be able to navigate parental challenges with true authenticity.
  • You will then have the power to stay rooted & grounded with your family as life throws you curve balls.

Who is the target audience?

  • A Joyful Parenthood is meant for parents, caregivers, partners, and others involved in the parenthood process.
  • This is for any parent of any child of any age. The skills you will learn can apply across the full spectrum of your parenthood.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: It's all about values and what's important to YOU
  • Welcome to the course A Joyful Parenthood!
  • Get an overview of what our course can offer and introduction to a few key points.
  • This course is about self-reflection, not quick fixes
  • Begin to explore YOUR values
  • Use the worksheet to identify YOUR current values
Section 2: What the Heck do we Mean by Core Values?
  • You can't do it all, but you can do what is most important to you
  • Use the worksheet to choose your CORE values
  • Digging into your 3-5 Core values
  • Importance of clearly defining what you mean by your core values
  • Examples of this process in real life
  • Use your Core values to stay grounded in Parenthood
  • Examples of this process in real life
  • Highlight the difference between responding with values or reacting to behavior
Section 3: Exploring Value Conflicts
  • Our values can conflict within us, as well as with others
  • Learn our unique approach to co-parenting - it's not just after divorce.
  • Identify who gets a say in your Family values
    • Partner, Children, Stepparents, Grandparents, Aunts, etc.
Section 4: Family Values In Action
  • If you have a partner, this is when you compare your individual Core value
    • No right or wrong, just hearing what is important to each person
  • This exercise is also for teenage children, other significant family members, etc.
  • Bringing your Core values together to create 3-5 shared Family values
  • Make a plan to stay rooted in your Family values 
  • Using your Core Values and Family Values, see how they fit for each child at  this time
  • Examples of parents having more flexibility and success by emphasizing values rather than behavior
Section 5: Core Values; from theory to reality
  • Get an overview of how Family values can be applied to different parenthood struggles
  • Resist reacting to what others are doing/saying and stay rooted in what is important to YOU.
  • Applying YOUR family values to screen time
  • Applying YOUR family values to discipline
  • Applying YOUR family values to curfews, dating, and sex
  • Applying YOUR family values to meal/dinner time expectations
Section 6: The Absolute Essentials of Communication
  • Learn and practice essentials of communication when applying our values
    • Three stances of approaching the world
    • Active listening
    • Using 'I' Statements
  • Examples of communication skills helping/hurting values in daily life
  • Learning and practicing the three stances of approaching the world
    • Aggressive, Passive, and Assertive
  • Set ground rules for Family fighting/conflicts
  • Detailed guidelines for Family fights/conflicts
Section 7: Developing and Maintaining Self Care and Boundaries
  • Definitions of self-care and boundaries
  • Highlight the importance of both in Parenthood
  • Clarify the difference of 'me' time that nourishes and 'me' time that hurts 
  • Importance of setting boundaries to grow in Parenthood
  • Clarify between Helpful Boundaries and Unhelpful Boundaries
Section 8: Staying Connected
  • Showing up as a Parent
    • Authenticity and Connection in relationships
  • Identify activities for every member of the family, as well as which you may like to do together
  • If more than two people in your family, spend time in different combinations
  • Worksheet to help you (and your kids) walk through if something is actually important to you
  • Learn how to fill an emotional bucket
    • Example of 'yes' days
  • Importance of mindfulness to be present and connected
  • Various examples of ways to be mindful during your day
Section 9: Next steps
  • Where does this leave you?
  • Planning for the next steps on your Parenthood journey

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Instructor Biography

Jamie Glowacki, Parenting Coach

Jamie Glowacki is an internationally recognized potty training expert and author of the wildly popular book, Oh Crap! Potty Training. Her work puts her in direct contact with thousands of families each year, so she's privy to all the parenting trends. Currently, we as parents are collectively in a zone of chaotic parenting due to an overwhelming amount of information available to us. She enjoys teaching the beauty of a truly joyful parenthood through exploring your own authenticity and values. Her past work as both a social worker and a circus performer are both fully utilized in working with families and toddlers. 

Instructor Biography

Dr. Samantha Kettle, Clinical Psychologist

Samantha Kettle is a clinical psychologist specializing in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her perspective is that being a parent is one of life’s greatest gifts, but comes with a lot of challenges and stresses. As a parent of two children herself, she was motivated to work on a parenting course to tie together what she's learned professionally and as a mother.  Most people want to do the ‘right’ thing and be ‘normal’, but no such state exists and wellness looks different to everyone.  Dr. Kettle assists people to live in the current moment and use their values to guide them toward the life they want. Even when people know the road they want to take, they can struggle putting it into action. This is true in her life, as she continues to find her way professionally and at home with her husband and two children.

Instructor Biography

Eric Mayhew, Mental Health Counselor

Eric Mayhew is a mental health counselor who worked for over 15 years with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. More recently, he transitioned to being a stay at home dad. Focusing on values, communication, and self-care transformed his own perspective, developed insight, and led to a more meaningful life. As he focused on parenting his own children and dealt with many of the unique challenges parenting affords, he was humbled by the difficulties of enacting many of the principles he helped people learn over the years. Having his own children and being a committed parent has given him a deeper appreciation for how the knowledge pertaining to clinical psychology can be adapted to make parenting more effective and meaningful.  Through A Joyful Parenthood Eric hopes to support other parents on their unique path to knowledge, insight, and authenticity.

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