How can I be sure I am raising a kind, respectful, responsible, emotionally stable, and independent child?
I wish I could yell less, slow down, and step back and BREATHE rather than jump into the middle of chaos.
I want to become more present and aware so that I can RESPOND to my child instead of reacting from fear and stress.
I want to stop being ruled by my inner critic and finally break the cycle of conflict and negativity in my home.
The truth is - YOU are the only expert on your child. Only you can decide what is best for your child in each moment - if you learn to listen to yourself.
Restore peace & calm in your home.
You'll spend more time connecting with your kids after you learn the SIX critical elements necessary for creating peaceful solutions to your family challenges.
If you are tired of using a million tricks (that never feel good) to get your kids to listen, this series will lay a solid foundation for you to increase your self-awareness, and maintain an open heart as you learn tools for peaceful interaction - not just with your kids, but with everyone in your life.
How to be less controlling without being permissive.
How to maintain a calm and consistent presence - even when your kids can't!
How to break free of painful patterns and old habits of reacting.
How to set healthy boundaries and create win-win situations for you and your child.
How to gain the cooperation you are looking for without nagging.
ONE TOOL that is way more effective than ANY "logical consequence" or 1-2-3 training technique.
Life can get messy, scary, and even downright awful.
However, if you have the tools to manage your emotions , you can protect yourself from unavoidable stress. Learn to handle whatever comes your way... including your child's tantrums, backtalk, aggression, hitting, sibling-rivalry, defiance, and disrespect.
This is beneficial for you - but the impact on your child is more than EXTRAORDINARY.
By ending the cycle of arguing and nagging and by changing the way you ASK for what you need to happen, you set your child up to WANT to listen and follow your lead.
You can dramatically impact the willingness of your child to complete tasks and contribute to others and reduce the level of negativity in your home - if you follow the framework I've laid out for you in this course.
The bonus for your children? You teach them the coping skills they need to navigate life.
"Lori has a gift for teaching us how to communicate."
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
"Your work continues to transform our family for the better!"
Lori! So grateful for your amazing work and how it continues to transform our family for the better. Danielle Senini, Australia
Danielle, Senini, Australia
You can increase cooperation and respect without compromising your influence, leadership, or relationship.
"I feel a hundred times better!"
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
"Thank you for your work. You are amazing"
I wanted to tell you that... I get it!! Lori, I get it now. I have the tools to help my son navigate negative moments with others, and do it in such a way that makes sense to him and me - and the other child or adult without me feeling stupid. Thank you. Thank you for your work. You are amazing.
Kirista Berry, British Columbia
"I absolutely loved this class!"
I absolutely loved this class. I learned so much just from the first session. It has already changed my life! Love you for all you do!
Strawberri Young, Utah
"She gives specific, real-world steps that make life easier."
Thank goodness I found Lori Petro! She’s helped make me be a better parent and person. I feel more connected to my 5-year-old son now. I now have the tools to have more empathy and understanding of my son. 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, Founder, Adoptive Families Support Group, Los Angeles, CA
Why self-care is your greatest asset and the most direct route to rewiring your unhealthy patterns, and how it affects your child's sense of security.
The TWO greatest factors contributing to the disconnection with your kids and how to shift the dynamic among family members to build connection.
How your past experiences have shaped your present life and how to take control of your future by releasing the past and building authentic relationships.
How the traditional advice on child-rearing sabotages your child's development and what really supports healthy brain development.
Why your child behaves the way he does and how to support the delicate stages of learning and growth with preventative measures.
How deepening your listening skills will ease your frustration, and bring you closer so you can tolerate your child's behavior long enough to understand it and address the root causes.
Why it is crucial that you reframe your language, attitude, and tone and become more mindful in your interactions - and a formula for doing exactly that.
Why the best parenting advice comes from knowing your kid and how to boost your emotional intelligence & raise your response-ability.
How to give quality feedback - a more effective choice than using shame and control and how to tell the difference in your discipline.
How to set limits compassionately w/out giving in or resorting to punitive consequences and language for specific scenarios!
- How to Navigate the Virtual Classroom
- Join Our Community Forum
- Parenting Question? Ask Here!
- Monthly Live Q&A + Audio Archive
- Download the Course Workbook
- Lesson Pre-Check!
- Lesson One Video Guide
- MP3: Make the Shift from Fear to Love (full class - 111 min)
- DAY 1: Habits & Goals
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 1
- DAY 2: Asking the Right Questions - The ABC's Explained
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 2
- DAY 3: Influences & Paradigms - Writing Your Story
- PDF: Lesson One Slide Handout
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 3
- DAY 4: Making the Shift from Fear to Love
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 4
- DAY 5: Re-framing It All - Homework
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 5
- Before you move on...
- Lesson Two Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Two Slide Handout
- MP3: Building Authentic Relationships (full class - 83 min)
- DAY 6: Self-Care Day
- DAY 7: Goals & Sharing Stories
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 7
- DAY 8: Relationship Recipe
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 8
- DAY 9: Behaviors, Feelings & Needs
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 9
- DAY 10: The Path to Change - Homework
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 10
- Lesson Checkpoint: How's it going so far?
- Lesson Three Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Three Slide Handout
- MP3: Understanding Child Development (full class - 129 min)
- DAY 11: Goals & Sharing Self-Care Stories
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 11
- DAY 12: What Stresses You Out?
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 12
- DAY 13: Dive Into Development
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 13
- DAY 14: What Soothes You?
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 14
- DAY 15: Expectations & Adjustments - Homework
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 15
- Lesson Checkpoint: Let's make sure you're on track.
- Lesson Four Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Four Slide Handout
- MP3: Conscious Communication Strategies (full class - 70 min)
- DAY 16: Self-Care Day
- Bonus Q&A Session
- DAY 17: Goals & Sharing Stories
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 17
- DAY 18: Keys to Compassion
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 18
- DAY 19: Speaking with Empathy
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 19
- DAY 20: Communication Q&A - Homework
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 20
- Lesson Five Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Five Slide Handout
- MP3: Managing Your Anger & Stress (full class - 110 min)
- DAY 21: Goals & Body Awareness
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 21
- DAY 22: The Anger Path
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 22
- DAY 23: The Stress Response
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 23
- DAY 24: The Relaxation Response
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 24
- DAY 25: Using New Tools Q&A - Homework
- TRANSCRIPT: DAY 25
- Lesson Six Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Six Slide Handout
- MP3: Listening With Your Heart (full class - 120 min)
- DAY 26: Goals & Sharing Stories
- DAY 27: Building Emotional Intelligence
- DAY 28: Behaviors vs. Needs
- DAY 29: Moving from Judgment to Empathy
- DAY 30: Understanding Behavior
- BONUS VIDEO: Moving From Your Head to Your Heart
- Lesson Seven Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Seven Slide Handout
- MP3: Setting Limits with Compassion (full class - 100 min)
- DAY 31: Self-Care Day
- DAY 32: Goals & Sharing Stories
- DAY 33: Conflict to Cooperation
- DAY 34: Communication Tips & Tools
- DAY 35: Healing Disconnections & Family Agreements
- Lesson Eight Video Guide
- PDF: Lesson Eight Slide Handout
- MP3: Tools for Peaceful Conflict Resolution (full class - 90 min)
- DAY 36: Rules for Peaceful Conflict Resolution
- DAY 37: Where Do We Find Conflict?
- DAY 38: Tools for Regulation & Reflection
- DAY 39: Closing Q&A
- DAY 40: Final Thoughts
- ABC's Companion PDF
- NEW: ABC's Audio Transcript
- Stages of Development
How do I take this course? Are there live classes to attend?
This course is completely self-paced and available on-demand for one year from the date of your purchase. We hold live monthly Q&A support sessions, and you can connect with us live in our private Facebook group and special live webinars held throughout the year.
How do I access the materials?
When you log into our virtual classroom, you can access all of your course recordings, workbooks, and any bonus materials from the dashboard of your student panel.
The beauty of this program is that you can review the recorded lessons at your convenience. The system will track your progress to keep you on-track.
What if I don’t have time to complete the course?
With the convenience of recorded lessons and one full year of access, you have the ability to "take this course home with you" and move through it at your own pace.
And, when you look at the amount of time that you spend arguing, nagging, threatening and bargaining with your kids, you have to decide if that is a pattern that you want to – or should – continue.
Family peace is not outside your reach and a being part of a community like this is a game-changer for many families.They see dramatic changes in the level of cooperation and connection that they feel with their kids after implementing what they learn.
If you're unsure if this program is right for you, ask yourself three questions –
Am I relying on short-term, punitive discipline? Is it worth the risk to my relationship/influence? Is my family worth the time and investment of learning a new way?
If you answer YES! to any of the above, you're in the right place!
Will I have access to Lori to ask questions?
I am very active in our private Facebook Group (for clients only) and if you attend one of my Q&A's, you'll find me hosting often. While I can't respond personally to emailed questions, I try to answer most if not all on our calls. You'll also get to connect with our passionate and caring parent educators who also host and are active in our online groups.
Is this class only for parents? What about educators, therapists, nannies, and grandparents?
While the format speaks to "parents" the series is also helpful for educators, therapists, child-care workers and anyone who works with children. It has been used to train daycare staff, and in professional development presentations for therapists and educators. Regardless of whether you are a parent or provider, if you want to reduce anger, build your tolerance, let go of old patterns and false beliefs, and communicate compassionately and consciously - this class is your ticket to learn how. If you want to train your team or are looking for group rates and licensing, please email me.
Is the course for young children or will it apply to teens?
The course content serves as a framework you can use to build more peace and cooperation in your home no matter what ages your children are.
This class uses examples and stories of parents with kids of all ages and it is not geared to any specific age group.
Our relationship has the most influence over our children's behavior and it's never too early or too late to implement changes in the way you communicate with your kids.
We do not discuss baby routines, of focus on specific parent duties such as sleep or feeding, but the communication tools and self-growth you will learn in the classes apply to family life situations. They are appropriate for parents of toddlers to teens because the process of building relationships and speaking compassionately is the same – no matter what age we are.
Is this another parenting course that gives me a bunch of theory but doesn't really tell me how to apply it to my situation?
This program takes you through 40-Days of Daily Exercises and it is full of concrete tools, and exercises. There is a lot of practice but not a lot of fluff. You need tools, and we're all short on time, which is why each daily class is only 15-20 min. This series is for the parent or caregiver who needs an overhaul in their thinking and behaving. If you’re concerned about not understanding how to apply the strategies that you’ll learn in the course, then be sure to attend our monthly Q&A Support calls.
What is the difference between the Conscious Communication Course and the Peaceful Solutions Course?
The main difference is that Conscious Communication is a 3 lesson course on how to change the way we speak. It specifically focuses on how to implement conscious communication with every day parenting routines.
Peaceful Solutions is an 8-lesson, 40-Day, comprehensive program, which covers the conscious parenting transformation from the beginning and talks about your past, breaking with your family expectations, child development, setting boundaries, empathy and building emotional intelligence.
Here is a comparison chart.