March/April 2019 Courses, Workshops and Webinars
Elisabeth Stitt of Joyful Parenting Coaching brings a wealth of teaching experience together with her wisdom about kids and families to her each of her courses. Stitt focuses on communication, connection, consistency and providing the positive discipline that will bring Harmony at Home whether with your toddler, your school-aged child, your tween or your teen.
(Los Altos, CA)
5 Weeks to Calm!
Harmony at Home 5-Week ONLINE Coaching Class
Parenting is a 3 ringed circus, and I think it should be that fun! By building a firm foundation--first as c0-parents and then with the individual child--family life can flow harmoniously, freeing up time for the best part of parenting--connection and enjoying time spent together. This course is perfect for families of young kids, 2-8, who want to establish good systems, routines, habits and relationships while children are still eager to be a part of the family.
Parents of Tweens and Teens ONLINE Coaching 5-week Class
The biggest challenge in parenting a teen is finding that balance between being there for them and pulling back, so they have enough space to practice being independent while you are still there to catch them if they fall. This is a really tricky time. Your teen is torn between wanting to exert independence and wanting your support, and you are torn between the fear of losing them and the prospect of enjoying more flexibility and freedom in your life. Your teen will leave all too soon. In the meantime, there are a lot of milestones and drama to weather.
Online interactive learning
3 Killer Tips for Keeping Your Kids from Rebelling: an ONLINE Webinar for Parents of Teens and Tweens •Wednesday, March27 • 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Are you sick of... backtalk, disrespect, laziness, arguing, swearing, lying, black looks and mood swings? Learn how parenting has changed since we were in middle school and how you can manage the behaviors that make you feel like someone has replaced your child with an alien. Keep the close child-parent bond while giving your tweens and teens the increased freedom that they need so they will thrive and not rebel.
Taming Temper Tantrums: an ONLINE Webinar • Monday, April 1 • 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
There isn't a parent in the world who hasn't had to weather at least one temper tantrum. They are universal--a natural developmental stage that kids have to go through. That being said, there are certainly steps we can take to tame them. Having an understanding of what is going on with kids when they are having a tantrum (and even why it can be good for them to have a tantrum), can help us keep out cool through this challenging phase. At the very least, it helps to know that they will pass!
3 Terrific Tips for Getting Your Kids to Listen: an ONLINE Webinar • Monday, April 8• 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
I have a deep bag of tricks for getting kids’ to listen. In this webinar I go through 3 of my favorite time-tested techniques for cooperation from children small to big. Remember, parenting is a skill that can be taught, learned and practiced. While I cannot guarantee that your children will listen, I have had success using these tips with so many children (100’s and 100’s of kids!) that if you have really given them a try for two weeks and not one of them has made a difference, I will refund your full investment.
Be the Rock Your Kids Can Count On: an ONLINE Webinar on Becoming a Consistent Parent • Monday, April 15• 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
We hear over and over that consistency is important. And it is. It helps kids feel safe and makes parenting much easier once you have it down. If only it weren’t so hard to BE consistent. This workshop will teach how clarity focuses our parenting energy, letting us know which battles to fight, and how connection greases the way for kids’ cooperation so that we are not constantly in opposition with them. Finally, you’ll learn how to strengthen your consistency muscle first through being positive and only later following through on negatives.
Effective Consequences: an ONLINE Webinar for Making the Lesson Stick • Monday, April 15• 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
If you are doing everything right as a parent, you will have very little need for consequences. No matter how hard you try, however, some kids just have to test boundaries in order to really learn limits for themselves. So, when reason and understanding don’t work—and the natural consequence is too grave for a parent not to step in—, it is time for a parent to come up with a logical consequence. Effective consequences do not play the shame and blame game. They require the child to make amends and to use critical thinking for what is going to help them make a better choice next time. The best consequences are announced ahead of time, so let’s put our heads together and find the consequence that is going to work for your child.
In Person Workshop for New and Expectant Parents • Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 11am to 4pm • Mountain View, CA
You’ve done so much to get ready for Baby. You’ve gotten or are getting ready for birth and for infancy. Now, while your child is small, is also the time to think of your long term visions and goals for your new family and to start those conversations with your partner where you each articulate your deepest held beliefs and fondest wishes. A shared vision backed up by good communication skills, puts you on the road to joyous, harmonious parenting.