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I’m about to make a really obvious statement. Ready? Okay! Parenting is hard!
Before I had kids I think I was like everyone else who doesn’t have kids: I was an expert! It didn’t help that my job was basically being a parenting coach for families who were struggling. I had a lot of knowledge, but I had no experience.
Then I had kids, and I realized my knowledge wasn’t helping me much at two in the morning when my son was up for the sixth time, and I was ready to lose my freaking mind. Or those times when my kids wouldn’t stop fighting with each other, and I was counting the minutes until my husband got home from work so I could leave and just get some ever loving peace and quiet!
I soaked up the cuddles, and the tiny toes, and the sweet smiles, but struggled to maintain my patience at least 3,322 times a day.
Then I found Connected Families. Actually I had known about Connected Families for years because I knew the founders, Jim and Lynn Jackson. But you know, I didn’t need it, because I was already a parenting expert. Plus I didn’t have kids.
Once I had kids, and I was sufficiently humbled, I started out by following them on Facebook, and was blown away by the subtle, and sometimes not so subtle shifts in thinking that their short posts created for me. I started to see, and parent my kids differently. One of my favorite quotes from their Facebook account is:
They introduced me to the concept of a gift in every misbehavior/difficulty, and that finding that gift and shaping it is what helps my children become healthy, vibrant adults. They taught me to work during times of discipline to connect with the hearts of my children, so that I can ultimately connect their hearts with God’s.
Now I am so excited that they are launching an online course this fall called Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart! Finishing books is hard for me, but listening to teachings that both encourage and challenge me is my favorite way to learn! If you are on my email list, then you got an email from me yesterday with even more detail about the course, and easy ways to secure your spot.
I got a sneak preview of the course last month, and was blown away by how much it changed my day to day parenting. It was so easy to be able to sit in my pajamas and watch the sessions anytime I wanted to, instead of having to find one of their seminars (which was probably going to be hundreds if not thousands of miles away from me anyway) to attend. Besides I couldn’t do that in my pajamas!
I encourage you to invest in this course. What an amazing gift to give your children that will impact generations to come! You can register by clicking here (aff. link)
Without any bonuses, this course would be worth every penny you pay for it, but life is more fun with bonuses!
- I am hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page so head over there, and enter for your chance to win a copy of each of Connected Families books, and a Starbucks gift card! Details on how to enter can be found there.
Will you join me in learning to be a more peaceful, and more effective parent? I can’t wait to see the results!