Many parents are feeling stressed and dissatisfied with how they are faring as parents and discouraged with their family life.
Why parents are stressed
Balancing the demands of caring for children, relationships, work, and household tasks leaves everyone feeling stressed. Power struggles, busy schedules, and endless to-do lists overshadow the good times. Feelings of frustration and uncertainty sprout like weeds in place of budding satisfaction and confidence.
Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Children are bombarded by the media that drowns out your voice as a parent. Daily doses of negative headlines create fear and uncertainty. The comparison culture in our society adds constant pressure. Like many parents, you may feel overwhelmed and lost. Real-Time Parenting is the guidebook you have been waiting for to create positive change in your family!
Stress is real, but not an excuse to give up.
Take a fresh look
We teach stressed parents to look closely into the real-time experiences and needs of each family member, rather than in preconceived ideas of how parenting “should” be. No matter what your circumstances, there truly are “right” answers for your parenting questions when the answers are completely your own.
Real-Time Parenting gives you a fresh look into what is possible for your family. Hold on to the best of what previous generations believed or practiced. Dismantle false beliefs built by the comparison culture. Take inventory of your values, personality, and experiences to craft a unique vision.
The present moment invites you to choose authentic, effective responses to parenting stress and everyday challenges. Ordinary moments hold the potential for the most meaningful impact. The everyday, real interactions over spilled milk, wrestling matches between siblings, unfinished homework, and temper tantrums define the parenting experience. Intense emotions may leave you raw and reeling in the heat of the moment. Reactions don’t match deeply held beliefs. It is in these micro-moments that you can create trusting, respectful, and positive parent-child relationships.
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Real-Time Parenting includes a collection of parenting skills that become your personal toolkit.
Real-Time Parenting offers tools
We offer a tool kit to combat stressful parenting experiences and improve daily interactions. These best practices are the most tried-and-true, thoughtful, universal parenting responses no matter what the moment brings. We want you to make informed parenting decisions with an emphasis on the connection between parent and child that is the hallmark of effective parenting.
We teach positive communication and discipline strategies that propel children toward healthy independence. Our hope is this learning leads you to integrate the best, widely accepted parenting practices into the parent-child relationship that is exclusively yours.
Discovering a personal parenting approach is not a “one-and-done” exercise. Parents learn to continually hone their parenting skills as children enter new developmental stages, as different circumstances arise, and as the parent-child relationship evolves. As you learn these skills, you will see how different approaches work for different parents and children in various situations. Knowing yourself and your child allows you to create the family life you most desire.
You are the author and artist creating your authentic parenting approach and optimal family life. We encourage you to let go of external opinions and previous conclusions as to what it means to parent well. We invite you to intentionally choose the parenting skills that are energizing, uplifting, and best fit your goals. While we love coaching you through the process, no one can do it for you. We celebrate with you as you discover the right steps to take action today. Work with us!