Thursday, March 31, 2016

Simplicity Parenting 101 {Giveaway!}

Hello, hello everyone! Picture me jumping up and down waving my wands wildly in excitement as I present to you an incredible giveaway offer by my friend from back home in Portland, Lisa Weiner, MSN Certified Simplicity Parenting Counselor. Lisa is one of those people that you just instantly fall in  love with upon meeting. Her wisdom and compassion in parenting (and so many other things!) has always blown me away, so of course when I found out about her online course I had to sign up. I haven't found the time or inspiration lately to work on my parenting, especially since we left our strong supportive community in Portland, and I feel like I am forgetting my core parenting beliefs. That is not a good feeling for this Mama! I know Lisa's encouragement is just what I need to get back on track and focus even more on what is important!

 I could go on and on about what makes this course so valuable for all parents but I will let Lisa explain it all to you (in a much calmer and more organized manner than I could do!):

How often do you take time to consciously develop and hone your parenting skills?
How often to think about your guiding principles as a parent? How often do you make space to reflect thoughtfully on your parenting and to consciously make changes to create more joy and connection in your family?

If you’re like most parents today, the answer to these questions is “not often enough.” And it’s no wonder! Most of us are so busy trying to keep up with the daily work of life and parenting that we spend almost no time developing our parenting skills, getting in touch with our inner-parenting wisdom or getting the support that we long for and deserve.
By signing up for my Simplicity Parenting class, you can help change all that.

As parents who have taken my classes can tell you, setting aside the time and space to explore parenting issues in a deliberate and supportive manner can be nothing short of life-changing.
As a result of my classes, parents experience:
•deeper connections to their children,
•increased clarity in their parenting,
•the ability to stay more present with their children,
•less struggles with bedtime, getting out the door in the morning, and other daily transitions,
•more connection over family meals,
•less battles over chores and manners,
•and many more of those small, joyful moments that all parents wish for.

What is Simplicity Parenting 101?
Curious about what we'll cover in Simplicity Parenting 101? This course is a comprehensive introduction to Simplicity Parenting and will get you started on the path of family life simplification. Throughout, Simplicity Parenting 101 weaves together the latest understandings from the worlds of brain science, psychology, education and child development, with practical, down-to-earth tips, resources and ideas.
Here's a quick curriculum overview:
Week One: Introduction, Why Simplify and Values Clarification
Week Two: Soul Fever and The Compassionate Response
Week Three: Simplifying your Home Environment
Week Four: Creating more Family Rhythm
Week Five: Taming the Family Schedule
Week Six: Filtering Out the Adult World
Week Seven: Moving Forward with Simplicity

Simplicity Parenting is for you if...
You would like to polish up those tools in your parenting toolbox (and add a few more new ones!) You have a child who is anywhere between 0 and 18 years-old, whom you would like to connect with more
You’re pregnant and want to “begin as you wish to continue” on your parenting path
You’re a step-parent and would like to learn how to best support your step-children
You’re a grandparent, or a grandparent-to-be
You’re a teacher - preschool through high-school - and would like to bring the benefits of simplicity to your classroom
You are a special auntie/godmom/second mom and want to keep up with the latest developments in brain science and child development
You’re a counselor or therapist who works with children and would like to be able to offer parents more ideas to help with their children’s anxiety or behavior issues

How Simplicity Parenting 101 works:
Class starts on Monday, April 4th, each week, for seven weeks, you will:
Learn at your own pace: Every week, you'll receive videos with teachings, exploration and stories about the weekly topic. View on your computer, tablet, or even smartphone at your convenience.
Dive deeper: You'll receive worksheets with activities designed to help you experientially explore the weekly topic, and to guide you through the process of crafting positive, sustainable changes to your daily family life.
Get specific, hands-on answers: Each week, you'll take part in a live group coaching session where we will learn ways to apply what we are learning to the nitty-gritty moments of family life. Got questions for me? This is where we'll work together to find your answers.
Join our vibrant parent community: You'll participate in a lively class forum where you can ask questions, offer support and share ideas, articles and resources. This is the "cozy coffee shop" of the class, where we get to "hang out", get to know each other and create community. I will be having my cup of tea in the forum every day (M-F) from 9:30am-10:30am PST and will be available then to answer questions, address themes and swap stories.
And more: You'll receive links to relevant articles, blog posts and other workshops and classes I recommend, as well as book, craft and recipe recommendations!

Lisa has very generously offered a place in her Simplicity Parenting 101 class to one of you lucky readers! The online class, valued at $250, begins this Monday April 4th. Also Lisa is offering 20% off with code SIMPLE-20

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post! If you would like an additional chance to win:
-post this giveaway to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or your blog
-“like” Handmade Parenting on facebook

and please make sure to come back and leave me another comment letting me know you did so!

Please make sure you comment via intense debate and not via blogger on your phone. If you comment using blogger it gets deleted and cancels out all of the other comments in the process. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for understanding!

Comments will close on Saturday April 2nd and I will announce the winner within this post that night.

Comments closed! The winner is:

Eniko commented - Thank you for this generous chance!

Congrats!!I am emailing you now so you can register before class starts on Monday.       

Good luck everyone! I look forward to "seeing" you in class. Thank you, Lisa!

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