- I would like to say something ONCE instead of 5 times!
- No matter what I say or how kindly I say it - it turns into an argument.
- I worry all the time, and I need to change something fast!
- Sometimes, I feel like I am too reactive or harsh with my child.
- I wish I could break the negative cycle of yelling, nagging, and arguing.
- I'm tired of feeling frustrated, exhausted or guilty.
- My kids ONLY listen when I yell or threaten.
Knowing what to say is where most parents get stuck. Words fail us because we're looking for solutions before we've made a connection.
If your mind is focused on judging your child, fearing the worst, or gaining compliance - you're less likely to approach behavior with curiosity and compassion.
There is ONE BIG reason why this happens.
You know how it goes...
We're on a schedule.
We need to get things done.
We feel unheard and misunderstood.
So, we launch into auto-pilot trying to control our kids, unconsciously ignoring what they're actually learning from our actions.
I can't stop yelling.
They make me so angry!
Why can't they just listen?
The problem is everyone asking you to use empathy and expecting that to change EVERYTHING.
You can't change your language until you shift your perspective.
When you learn to shift your focus from making assumptions and being judgmental to being curious about feelings and needs, you'll transform the way you speak to people. Not just your kids - but everyone in your life.
How? By getting honest with yourself about WHY you're so reactive.
I've got a framework for creating the kind of connection that you really want by helping you become more mindful, aware, and responsible for your words and actions!
The way to help our children take control of their behaviors is NOT through consequences and rewards.
It's time to create LONG-TERM change in your home without relying on external tools.
Lori has a gift for taking the ideas of conscious parenting and making them concrete by teaching us how to communicate in new ways.
Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Clinical Psychologist & Author of The Conscious Parent
My husband and I just completed the Conscious Communication course and we just cannot thank you enough for the ways this course has affected our lives. We are seeing big changes. We had the instinct, the intention and the determination for conscious parenting, but lacked the skills and tools required to actually make it happen until now. A million times, thank you.
Danielle, Senini, Australia
I really feel like this is a miracle!! So many positive changes in our family thanks to you Lori!
Jill Keuth, Colorado
Lori Petro, you are truly amazing! What a fabulous Q&A call. I feel a hundred times better and needed to hear every word you had to say. My heart thanks you for your compassion. I'm glad to be a part of this class and appreciate your work.
Lavanda Loncharich, Texas
Lori Petro has created a catalyst to ignite greater intimacy, consciousness, and truth within families and in turn, change our world. TEACH through Love is a powerful model - a true gem for parents and educators everywhere!!
Annie Burnside, Author of Soul to Soul Parenting
One of the reasons people fail to progress along a conscious parenting path is because of a lack of community support. I'm not going to let that happen to you. It's so important for your peace of mind and the well-being of your children that you have the resources you need to stay calm and empathetic.
These companion materials will support you as you challenge yourself to be really clear in your requests and communicate with respect.
to identify what kind of communication creates a positive response in your kids.
why your kids fall into negative patterns of behavior and what to do about it.
why you become so reactive and the steps to staying emotionally present.
what you need to do to feel a genuine desire to help - rather than control - your kids.
to understand behavior and address conflict through a compassionate lens, so you can focus on building skills.
how to interrupt the negative cycle of blame, shame, judgment, and guilt with just ONE tool.
why "discipline" eventually stops working and how to motivate your kids.
how to respond to a child speaking disrespectfully and de-escalate the tension.
what to say when a child becomes defiant or resistant to limit-setting.
to listen and express your requests with confidence + compassion.
what it takes to encourage your child without creating a praise-junkie.
how to raise children who are able to self-reflect and self-correct their behaviors.
tools and language ideas for handling common problem behaviors.
how to help children who struggle with paying attention and staying on task.
limit-setting ideas for the 5 R's - Routines, Respect, Relationships, Regulation & Responsibilities.
how to approach children and kids so you are more likely to get the response you want.
what nurtures the brain and gives children a solid foundation of emotional health.
the first-aid you MUST apply before jumping into any conflict chaos.
Seriously, don’t give it one more thought. RUN, don’t walk! Lori’s parenting classes will change your life and your relationship with your child.
Cheli Samaras, California
Working with Lori Petro in person has been an absolute gift from God! The monthly member support calls are invaluable! She has given me the tools to create a cooperative, respectful and connected relationship with my daughter. I am forever grateful to her for the results we experience in our home every day. We are all so much happier!
Jennifer Miskiel, Pennsylvania
Excellent class today Lori!! Great information. Wonderful. So glad to be participating. SO glad to be raising my children on a conscious path. In the long run, it's really the easier way to parent for sure! My 8 & 12-year-old were listening in today and were raising their hands and answering your questions.
Judy Shannon, California
I must say that I have taken many, many parenting classes and read many books over the last 27 years. I love how you teach everything and explain everything.
Lori is really great at giving you very clear direction about what to do in your situation. Have no fear! Her knowledge of children’s developmental stages and the information she has combined with a generous heart make her an absolutely amazing resource.
Jennifer Fitch, California
Many thanks for another superb talk. I know my students valued the information, and of course, so did.
Dr. Amy Saia, Drexel University
I just wanted to thank you for your course. It has been a wonderful defining point for my journey to effective, respectful communication. Everyone is benefiting from it! My son recently said, "You are different lately. It's like you are more interested in me!" I can imagine he feels this way because I now listen to him to understand him instead of having to defend my decisions as a parent or give in!! It is now safer for me to hear him out and let him tell me his wishes because I can validate his desires without giving him what he is asking for. And nobody gets mad! Thank you, Lori!
Carolyn Magnussen, Norway
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Loved this class & I look forward to taking more of your classes!
Kirista Berry, California
I have enjoyed the classes so much. Yesterday I was triggered and caught myself and began to investigate, found the needs and instead of beating myself up for them - my heart broke open and sobbing commenced. I have some hardened ideas beginning to be softened. Thank you!
Jana Massey, Tennessee
This class is helping our family so much. I want you to know that I have read countless books and blogs, and talked to everyone around me for advice, but nothing compares to the perfect fit of this class for us. I am so happy to have concrete and practical methods to apply and real language that I trust to use! You are doing a most important job!!! Thank you!
Yasmin & Billy Shaddox, California