Themes: Setting the Stage for Joyful Family Living
Families have themes—perhaps fear, control, trust, or joy. If parents don't
consciously choose a theme, one is usually absorbed by default from the
culture, and that often unwelcome theme is the governor of the household. All
members of the family as well as the family dynamic are affected.
Parents can learn to consciously choose a theme, or multiple themes, and take
charge of the atmosphere, attitudes, and tone of daily living. The variety of
themes is endless and the ultimate choices will vary in each family.
Participants will gain the skills to identify, establish, and support a theme
Every family can go for the stars: the theme of Joy. Joy is an innate quality
of every person, therefore, it doesn't have to be sought from "outside,"
rather invited to shine from the true essence of every member of the
family—the True Self. Parents maintain the Joy theme by eliminating Joy
barriers and implementing Joy boosters. For example, replacing
over-scheduling with quiet time to just be. Replacing a parent's "No" with
"Yes" opens hearts to give and receive Joy.
The Joy theme is family utopia!
Parenting Begins before Conception
This seminar is designed to help parents avoid the often heard comment,
"If I'd only known this before I got pregnant."
Just as plans are important in order to build a house, so too, active
parenting, from conception on, is infinitely easier and more effective if
there has been a good set of plans put into place before the "project"
begins. The seminar will offer the opportunity for you to develop an
inclusive plan to cover the many aspects of expanding a marriage into a
joyful family. It is crucial to balance the needs of all members of the
family, needs that are often unknown, ignored, or forgotten.
We will explore
these and other important issues for your plan, so that your family can move
forward with optimum preparation and support. Everyone interested in
parenting is welcome.
Secrets for Joyful Family Living
For any parent who has ever questioned the standard ways of parenting, this
workshop provides invaluable and eye-opening ideas for creating a harmonious
and joyful home. The secrets include honoring Nature's plan for children,
compassionate discipline, positive expectations, and much more.
We will explore recognizing and replacing the Joy Barriers in family life
with Joy Boosters. For example, replacing over-scheduling with quiet time to
just be opens hearts to give and receive joy. You will go home with many new
parenting tools and be able to use them the same day.
Learn about new parenting patterns: parenting by "Yes" rather than "No," by
principles rather than rules, by honoring rather than scolding, and by joy
rather than fear. Family living is more fun this way!