Resilient Parenting

Your family’s resilience begins with you! Equip yourself and your family with resilience and self-compassion.

What is Resilient Parenting?

This class equips caregivers with the resources needed to parent with resilience, including self-compassion, mindfulness, and interpersonal connection. Additionally, caregivers will learn strategies for cultivating self-compassionate resilience in youth. This class is taught by Jamie Lynn Tatera, a certified Mindful Self-Compassion instructor and the creator and teacher trainer of the Self-Compassion for Children and Caregivers Program. 

In this six-week class, participants will learn to:

  • children's hands in adults' handsCultivate emotional balance
  • Practice self-compassion and resilience
  • Relate effectively to difficult thoughts
  • Deal skillfully with conflicts and build connection
  • Motivate with kindness instead of criticism
  • Balance self-care with care for others & balance tender acceptance with empowering action
  • Integrate “growing the good” practices into daily life

Course Outline:

Session 1 – Resilient Parenting: Introductions and community guidelines; Elements of parenting with resilience. Understanding mixed emotions (includes helpful metaphor for kids). Perspective-taking self-compassion exercise.

Session 2 – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Understanding resistance and strategies for integrating challenging emotions (inlcudes helpful metaphor for kids). Self-compassion exercises including the self-compassion break, kind touch, and self-compassionate actions.

Session 3 – Growing Connection: Identifying and dealing skillfully with judgments and cognitive distortions in ourselves and children. Conflict resolution and mindful communication (NVC) in the context of caregiving.

Session 4 – Embracing our Wholeness: Understanding “parts” of oneself (and parts of children) that may behave in unhelpful ways.  Growing a compassionate voice that can motivate with kindness rather than criticism.

Session 5 – Finding Balance: Exploring the stages of progress in self-compassion. Cutltivating equanimity and balancing tender and fierce (self-)compassion in the context of caregiving.

Session 6 – Growing the Good: Practicing kind wishes, gratitude and savoring. Embracing both the beautiful and the challenging aspects of our ourselves, our families, and our lives.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Resilient Parenting (Live online)

Six Wednesdays, April 12 – May 17, 2023 from 1:00-2:15pm CT / 11:00am-12:15pm PT / 2:00-3:15pm ET  Convert to your time zone

Cost: 50% off of regular $298 price = $149

Related Testimonials

“I have taken 2 Mindfulness and Self-Compassion courses and a Parenting class with Jamie Lynn (so far) and my only wish is that I had met her sooner! Working with Jamie Lynn, I have learned to be more present in connected in my daily life and interactions with my family and I have gained tools to help me feel more emotionally grounded and balanced. Jamie Lynn’s warmth, openness, empathy and personal experiences make her an effective mindfulness coach.   –Melissa S., Shorewood, WI

“This course has been both nourishing and motivating. The strategies have helped me grow self-compassion with the intent to show up more fully with children and others.” Caroline R., Glendale

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