Building a New Generation of Thriving Families
Turning parenting up side down and inside out. Focusing on connection and joy and realizing that our kids are here just as much to grow us up as we are there to help them to grow up.
Aspirational. Authentic leadership of families and ourselves. No one has to sacrifice their authenticity for love. Thrive. Awakening / growth / change. Love & Nurturing. Turn inward vs. looking outside. Take small steps for big change.
This is a movement towards a new model of parenting where everyone matters, parents lead by example and with authenticity, kids are empowered to become the leaders of their lives...it's an evolution from Family 1.0 (dominant, power-based parenting) to Family 2.0 (pressure to be the perfect parent and raise the perfect kids with a lot of shoulds and pressure, child-centric, very undefined) to Family 3.0. The core concepts are that the relationship you have with yourself is the foundation to the relationship you have with your kids. And that the relationship you have with your child is one of the key requirements to them thriving. Family 3.0 takes what worked and was good from the way "it used to be" and from "how it's been recently" and then adds in what we have learned about how we can do better.
Family 3.0 is focused around integrating conscious leadership concepts into families, the idea that we are raising adults (not kids), that we want to feel empowered and empower our kids, don't want parenthood to be so grueling and instead make it more enjoyable. Encourage everyone to be their authentic selves and use empathy to create close connections to your child that are life long. Lead by example and show our kids how to take responsiblity for their lives and happiness and not be a victim to life's circumstances. Parents are encouraged to learn to trust themselves more than looking outside for the parenting rule book. There is no one right way to parent and we need to get back in touch with our inner voice and knowing.
Target Audience: Well-informed, educated, sophisticated, somewhat affluent parents who no longer subscribe to the "because I said so" "do as I say not as I do" "kids should be seen and not heard" "obey your parents" "Mom knows best" punishment/threats/nag/shame mentality but don't know how to get their kids to cooperate and be the parent they want to be. Parents who care about their kids emotional wellness but also want them to be successful and do well in school. Parents who are well off enough that they are not worried about putting food on the table and the basic survival needs. They have the time and mental space (and financially security) to be able to ponder this stuff and do their own inner work to be the parents they want to be. These parents would likely be inclined to be helicopter parents who try to clear obstacles out of their kids' way...but if they knew there was an alternative that would be even better and gain better results, they would be open to it. More moms will probably be drawn to this site but I don't want to alienate dads.
We will deliver most of the learning through Online Courses, Group Programs (mostly online), Speaking Events, some one-on-one Family Leadership coaching/consulting.