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.
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.
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.
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.