• Do you have a passion for learning the principles of conscious parenting and communication?

  • Do you long for a kinder, more compassionate world?

  • Do you love sharing the ideas and tools you've learned with other families?

  • Do you want to invest in your community by helping parents raise emotionally healthy children?

  • Would you like to make an impact by helping others achieve their goals for peaceful parenting?

We have been conditioned to believe that if we give our children's emotions attention, they will become needy or undisciplined.

We've been taught that focusing on emotions coddles children and leaves them vulnerable to the cruelties of the “real world.”

The truth is the conscious parenting model shows us how to nurture empathy, creativity, self-discipline, and intuition in our children so that they grow into independent, socially competent, flexible adults who feel a sense of purpose and motivation in their lives.

There is a distinct and growing body of research to support emotionally intelligent discipline rooted in attachment. We can change the future of our world by raising children who feel valued, connected, and learn to problem-solve cooperatively.
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    What's Included

    • Teaching Center includes: Conscious Parenting Manual w/ Lesson Plans, Study Guides & Digital Workbook

    • Learning Center includes: Access to my library of Conscious Parenting & Communication programs to prepare you to facilitate classes.

    • Resource Center includes: Video interviews and discussions, and over 60 hours of cataloged parent Q&A sessions.

    • Marketing Center includes: Social media images, one-sheets, and pitch decks to help you market your courses.

    • 1 Deck of Conscious Communication Cards

    • Yearly Live Weekend Online Training (next session: August 20-21, 2022)

    • Stream or Present my Peaceful Solutions for Parents & Kids Online Course as a Licensed Facilitator or Certified Parent Educator for parents in your community.

    Follow your dream here...

    Changing hardwired patterns of thinking and promoting the principles of conscious parenting and communication takes a village! Together, we can show parents how much more peaceful life can be when we let go of control and punitive consequences and embrace compassion.

    The program is structured to walk you through the EXACT SAME process that you'll facilitate for parents.

    Deepening your understanding of the root causes of behavior, and the emotional needs of children , you can lead other families through the course to make long-lasting changes in their homes.



    In Step 1 of this online, self-paced, trauma-sensitive program, you'll explore:



    • Science behind behavior + relationships.
    • Child development + how to work with the stages.
    • Conscious communication strategies.
    • Steps to increase emotional regulation.
    • Mindful practices crucial to raising responsible, respectful children.

    You'll embark on a journey of healing old wounds so you can practice the core values of empathy and compassion in your relationships, as well as help others apply them to their parenting.

    You will study the principles of Conscious Parenting including the 8 Lesson Series, Peaceful Solutions for Parents & Kids.

    Core aspects of the program include:

    1. Developing your passion and understanding of non-punitive parenting.

    2. Helping you hone your point of view and listening skills, so you can facilitate the course in your community.

    3. Helping you develop your skills and professional experience to pursue Step 2 Parenting Educator Certification.


    You'll receive guidance in our monthly online group support calls, and YEARLY 2-DAY LIVE WEEKEND ONLINE TRAININGS , where you can practice the skills you've gained and connect with others in our community. Weekend workshops also recorded.



    "After discovering TEACH through Love in 2010, I embarked on a journey filled with hope and determination. Thanks to Lori and the TEACH model, I have learned the tools I needed to shift my parenting from unconscious to conscious, from "power-over" to "relationship with." As a teacher, these tools have also allowed me to support the shift in others. In September 2012, I opened the first TEACH through Love inspired school, Downtown Community School. My journey has been transformative, powerful, and nothing short of amazing. This is how we change the world! "

    Emily McCrea, 2015 Program Graduate



    "Thank goodness I found Lori Petro! She’s helped make me be a better parent and person. I feel more connected to my son, and because of her, I now have the tools to have more empathy and understanding of him. She gives specific, real-world steps and guidance that will make life easier. When I apply what I’ve learned, magically, the challenging behavior has changed. I’m eternally grateful to Lori and all she’s shared with me."

    Angie Sanders, 2016 Program Graduate



    "This course has changed so many of my beliefs about what our responsibility to children is, and it feels so right. Lori is a passionate teacher and always finds the time for any question or concern. The curriculum is so well thought out and interactive. I am also learning so much from the others in my class. I cannot wait to share this way of being with other parents."  

    Sara Lebow, 2019 Program Graduate


    Topics We Cover

    • Reprogramming our habits and thoughts.

    • ,Clearing emotional patterns.

    • Recognizing trauma and managing stress.

    • Relationships and developing resilience.

    • Decoding challenging behaviors.

    • Brain development and increasing motivation.

    • Executive function challenges and skill-building tools.

    • Emotional regulation and sensory tools.

    • Conscious communication and discipline with empathy.

    • Mindful spaces at home and at school.

    This course is more than a training. It's a life-changing transformation for your family too!

    Each week, you follow the prescribed course work and enter a space of deep personal work to change your own patterns.

    Listen to the step-by-step weekly videos, which outline the process you'll facilitate for others via the workbook exercises and parent questions.


    Find your unique voice and reach the clients who most need your gifts and talents. Whether your goal is to bring this work into your local community or spread your message far and wide, you'll develop the insight you need to compassionately lead families out of cycles of blame, shame, judgment, and guilt.


    "When my daughter was born, she would cry forever. I didn't know how to handle myself. I was scared, so I started looking for books and trainings and many different things that could help me.  I got to Positive Discipline, and I trained myself as a parent educator. But still, I was feeling that something was missing because I was using the tools but still feeling the anger. I didn't know why. I found your class, and I just dreamed about it because I read the curricula and I said 'I think this is what need. I talked to you about being able to be part of your program, and it all started to change, and it all started to become easier."

    Mariana Ocampo, 2017 Program Graduate



    "Thank you so much for this amazing program and your support. I've really enjoyed getting to know you and the other ladies as we create our community. Thank you, everyone, for building such a positive and supportive community as we jumped into such challenging (in a great way!) topics. I have learned so much and look forward to continuing our work together."

    Sarah Bouwkamp, 2019 Program Graduate



    "Thank you for creating the Parent Educator Course! Your attention to detail in the instructions and thoughtfulness around each module makes each lesson clear and easy to follow. I feel so blessed to be supported by you and your expertise. Our family was literally saved because of TEACH through Love and my own road to healing.  I am now determined and inspired to help others know that there is a better way to parent and hope for true connection with their own children.  Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!"

    Carrie Reed, 2017 Program Graduate


    Sign-Up to Learn More

    STEP 1: PCFL Participants will receive a Teach Through Love Parenting Class Facilitator License once they have completed the required courses facilitator training.

    A minimum of 25 hours of course work is required to complete the program.

    Program Registration: Sign Up to Learn More Payment plans available.

    STEP 2: CPEL Participants can apply for certification as a Teach Through Love Parent Educator once they complete the required Step 1 Level course hours and professional development coursework, pay the registration fees, and demonstrate proficiency in the required knowledge and mastery of the skills needed to be an effective leader in parent education.
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    "I look forward to the continued conversations and monthly meetings with this amazing group of women. I appreciate all the time and effort that goes into making these things happen. I know it’s not easy and that it takes a lot of time and energy. You have done a marvelous job of staying organized." 

    Rosie Lamphere, 2019 Program Graduate




    "I resonate so deeply with the material Lori presents in this course. On a personal level, it has been one of the most transformative periods of my life. There is just so much richness in this course. I feel I will be digesting and integrating it all for a long time to come. Lori is a passionate and dedicated facilitator who imparts her knowledge with amazing authenticity and depth of understanding. I finally found my 'fit' with her material after years of searching and feel blessed to have connected with such a wonderful group of women who shared and grew together so honestly."

    Tam Drury, 2019 Program Graduate




    "Lori, Thank you so much for this wonderful program. I really enjoyed being with you all. "

    Mona Elkady, 2019 Program Graduate





    FAQ

    • What is the Parent Educator Certification Training?

      The Certified Parent Educator Program is a multi-step process beginning with our Parenting Class Facilitator Training.

      1. Facilitator Training offers an affordable option for those who want to get started right away and hold group parenting support sessions and work towards Level 2 certification.

      2. Self-paced training, Monthly Support Calls, and a Yearly Live Weekend Workshop offer a low-stress program that allows you to start helping parents as soon as you complete the training sessions.

      3. Registration includes at least one year of access to the training courses, facilitator materials, and a limited license to facilitate the content in private or group sessions for up to 250 people per year or unlimited sessions in nonprofit settings. An extended license is available for larger groups.

    • When does the program start and how long is it?

      This is an online self-paced training with 3 ways to learn.

      Listen or Watch the audio/video lessons OR Read the transcripts for most course prep work.

      The Step 1 PCFL course work prepares you to facilitate the Conscious Parenting 8 Lesson program, Peaceful Solutions for Parents & Kids.

      Enrollment includes one LIVE SUMMER ONLINE WEEKEND WORKSHOP. Session run August 20-21 2022 (details tba). Also recorded. Before the Summer 2022 Weekend Event - you can prepare and complete the self-study course requirements and recommended reading.

      Your registration includes access to my course library, and a searchable, time-stamped archive of over 200 parenting support Q&A recordings.

      You will receive immediate access to the prerequisite courses and the Q&A archive upon registration. The rest of the materials will be available or released on a drip schedule so as not to overwhelm you.

    • When does registration close?

      Enrollment accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

      You may return each year for the Live Weekend Workshops and any special series and our Monthly Parent Support Meeting and any Educator Meet Ups

    • I have questions about the live sessions...

      The Live Workshops are to support your learning and ready you to present your classes.

      The program is delivered entirely online and can be accessed via the web. You will be provided with access links for any live web conference before the start of the program.

      All live sessions are recorded for later viewing.

      If you cannot make the Weekend Workshop at the conclusion of your program, it will be recorded. so you will be able to stream the recorded sessions online after each class.

      We have had Parent Educators in the U.S, England, Africa, Australia, and Mexico in past programs, and the only requirement is that you have stable access to high-speed internet.

    • Will I be automatically be able to facilitate classes at the end of the program?

      Yes! You can work as fast or as slowly as you need. Successful completion of the program course work is at your own pace.

    • How can I use the curriculum? Do I need a license?

      The Teach Through Love Facilitator Training program allows you to facilitate the 8 Lesson Series as a complete trauma-sensitive parent education 8-week course, and stream the online recorded lessons in group settings for at least one year.

      Facilitate the lesson exercises using the guided workbook and lesson plans to lead a Q&A parent group through the course.

      ** A current license is required to offer the courses. Renewal $197/year. $297/2 years.

      Facilitate single-topic discussion groups, breakout workshops, or multi-week courses.

      There really is no limit to the directions you can go with the materials offered in this program.

    Lori Petro

    Founder & Child Advocate

    Lori Petro

    Lori Petro is the founder of Teach Through Love and creator of the Conscious Communication Cards. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary & Early Childhood Education and a certification in trauma-informed parent education. She founded Teach Through Love while on her own healing journey as a vehicle to provide parents with a new framework for communicating with kids. Lori is passionate about promoting social reform through education, community-building, and storytelling. A champion of conscious parenting and non-punitive justice, she's happiest when creating informative and entertaining content to help others heal their inner child and build authentic relationships with their kids.

    WHAT PROFESSIONALS ARE SAYING...

    Author of The Conscious Parent

    Dr. Shefali Tsabary

    Author of The Conscious Parent

    "Lori has a gift for taking the ideas of conscious parenting and making them concrete by teaching us how to communicate in new ways."
    Drexel University

    Dr. Amy Saia

    Drexel University

    "Many thanks for another superb talk. I know my students valued the information, and of course, so did I."
    Children's Bureau

    Helen Flores

    Children's Bureau

    "Our parents raved about Lori's classes."