You're tired of the backtalk...
The constant arguing...
You wish you had some options besides yelling, begging, and throwing your hands up in frustration!
"Communication for Imperfect Families" is a 7-week course, focused entirely on helping you change the communication in your house.
You'll learn to build an atmosphere of respect and love in your home
- Break the yelling cycle!
Get your kids to listen without raising your voice.
- Lose the panic button.
Set boundaries with cool, calm confidence, even if your kids disagree or have a tantrum.
- Stop the drama.
Listen well so you can get to the root of the problem and avoid an argument!
- Make it personal.
Gain skills and strategies to respond without a script -- using your own words and doing it your own way!
Is this you?
Life is busy for you and your 3 kids. After school, it's sports, music class, homework, dinner.
You get a lot of backtalk, disrespect, eye-rolling, and "whatever, mom" responses from your kids.
You've tried yelling, taking away screen time, taking away time with friends, and other punishments, but "nothing works."
You're worried about the future.
If it's already this bad when they're 8 and 10, what will your kids be like as teens? Will your kids ever get along? Is there a way to turn this around before it's too late?
What you're doing now isn't working.
Something needs to change:
You need a new outlook, a new perspective, and some new strategies to try.
Good communication doesn't just happen.
But more importantly, it starts with you.
What this course covers:
You will hit the ground running in the first lesson!
Learn the foundation for healthy communication, challenge some of your own unhealthy communication patterns, and create a vision for the communication you want to see in your family.
Lesson 2: Connection
Building a strong relationship with your kids is critical to changing the communication in your home. Learn what connection looks like, why it's important, and how to make it work with your busy life!
Lesson 3: Calm
Ready to stop the yelling and arguing? Calm brains make good decisions. You'll explore situations that make you feel upset, learn ways to stay calm and address these triggers.
Lesson 4: Listening
Let's put an end to interrupting, whining and begging! Learn about some common listening roadblocks and how to keep these from impacting the communication in your home!
Lesson 5: Empathy
Seeing things from the other person's perspective is a powerful communication tool. Explore this often misunderstood strategy, and see how it can dramatically reduce the meltdowns, backtalk, and conflict with your kids.
Lesson 6: Teach
Address those nagging complaints about chores, following directions, and getting along with siblings using positive discipline instead of punishment.
Lesson 7: Putting it all together
Of course, it's easy to fall back into negative patterns of communication from time to time. Learn how to pull all of the previous lessons together to get you and your family back on track!
Does this sound familiar?
You're frustrated because your kids never listen. They listen to their teachers at school, why can't they listen at home?!
You repeat things 100 times before they even acknowledge you, and even then, they rarely do what you ask.
So, at that point, you feel like your only option is to yell. It gets a response from your kids, but you feel horrible about it afterward because you never thought you would be a "mom who yells."
It's time to break that cycle.
Work toward peaceful, respectful communication in your home.
Since communication challenges rarely have black-and-white answers, you will have a chance to ask questions about your specific challenges during our Live Q&A sessions!
You won't be alone
You'll have the option to join other awesome parents in our private Facebook group - which means, you'll have support and encouragement from other parents while you're on this journey.
What To Expect
- The next course starts January 2017!
- Lessons are delivered weekly to your inbox. Read through them on your schedule!
- Live Q&A sessions (recordings available!)
- 7 easy-to-read lessons (PDF format), laying the foundation for respectful communication in your home
- Lifetime access to the material!
- Additional exercises to help you dig deeper into the material
- 2 Live Q&A sessions to address your specific communication concerns
- A private Facebook Group to discuss weekly topics and find support from other parents
Can you relate?
You're a stay-at-home mom with a preschooler and a toddler. The preschooler is already strong-willed, independent, and resists being told what to do (and the toddler is following his lead!).
You're quiet and unsure. You're not good at setting limits and often give in when your child pushes back on a rule, whines, or has a tantrum.
You know you want to be a confident parent, but you're not sure how to get there since your kids seem to run the house.
Who Am I?
I am Nicole Schwarz, imperfect mom to 3 girls, Parent Coach and Child & Family Therapist. I am passionate about helping parents use positive, respectful strategies with their kids.
Communication is the number one complaint I hear from families. And while every family's story is a little different, they all have one thing in common -- something has to change. With my background as a child & family therapist and my role as a parent coach, my goal is to help parents (you!) look at communication in a different light, to tackle these communication challenges with new skills and strategies that build stronger relationships with your kids.
I believe that positive, respectful communication is possible for every family, and I am excited to support parents on this journey.
Before you go, let me remind you...
- That screaming you hear when you tell your kids it's time to turn off the iPad...it's not going away on it's own.
- Those reminders you give your son every day to get him out the door on time...they'll still be there tomorrow morning.
- The disrespect you hear when your kids disagree with your decision...all the punishment in the world won't make that stop.
The information in this course, including the live Q&A and Facebook group content, is for educational purposes only and is not to be considered mental health advice.